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LisaCameronVernMacDougallLisa Cameron & Vern MacDougall

Lisa Cameron was raised among a musical family in Margaree Forks. Since the 2004 release of her album End Of Blue (produced by J.P. Cormier), Lisa has been no stranger to stages across Nova Scotia. She has been featured on CBC Radio, the 2005 ECMA stage, and the 2005 compilation Lullabies of Our Cape Breton which won a 2006 ECMA for Best Children’s Recording. For the past couple of years, Lisa has been playing local venues and writing with a small group of Cape Breton songwriters. She released her second record in the winter of 2009.

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MarioColosimoMario Colosimo

Mario Colosimo has been providing piano accompaniment to island musicians for over 30 years. Although classically trained, he plays every style of music from Celtic to Swing. He has lent his piano, guitar and vocal talents to many local bands and artists. Mario operates a music studio in Dominion where he teaches guitar, fiddle, piano and piano accompaniment. In 2010, Mario collaborated with Paul Cranford on his Tunes from the Lighthouse Collection and recorded a double CD called More Tunes from the Lighthouse. He also worked with Cranford in 2011 transcribing songs for The Celtic Colours Collection.

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MardeenMardeen

Mardeen is a rock band from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Writing music together since their early teen years, they’ve always focused on melody and playing loud. After releasing their second full length, Miss You Forever in 2013, Mardeen set out to try something different. Working with producer Joel Plaskett, the band recorded an EP with a heavy Cape Breton influence. The EP, along with another EP of forgotten recordings, will be released in 2014. (74)

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MaryJaneLamondWendyMacIsaacMary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

Whether it’s the mesmerizing Gaelic vocals of Mary Jane, or the superb and true musicianship of Wendy on the fiddle, these ladies have been making their mark with traditional audiences worldwide for over two decades. Mary Jane and Wendy have both been recognized internationally for their solo music careers, and Wendy has been Mary Jane’s steadfast comrade in the presentation of her music for many years. It seems only natural that these two impressive talents now come together to create a true musical partnership, which combines their musical sensibilities, their strong Celtic roots, and their colourful personalities.

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MaximCormierMaxim Cormier

Maxim Cormier is a young guitarist in his 20′s from Cheticamp, Cape Breton. His guitar playing is both truly peaceful and extremely complex and this presentation of dynamic emotion and style fuels every note Maxim plays. His original works are largely comprised of acoustic guitar that highlights a contemporary, modern approach to otherwise classic sounds. The word “versatility” best describes Cormier as he effortlessly performs styles as diverse as jazz, blues, folk, classical and traditional Celtic music. In 2012, Cormier was awarded the Drive’ers Association’s Big Sampie Award and released his debut album.

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NathanRogersNathan Rogers

Some say he was born into it, some that he was born with it, while others claim he has earned it. With one foot planted firmly in folk music’s traditional roots and the other reaching into its dynamic future, Nathan Rogers isn’t entirely sure what ‘it’ is; singer, songwriter, guitarist, throat-chanter, percussionist, revivalist, or innovator. Whatever it may be, “Nathan has the ability to turn the folk world on its ears.”

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McGintyMcGinty

"Who has more fun than us?… nobody!" This has been the case for the past 30 that McGinty have performed their special brand of MerryTime music. They have a way of making the smallest pub feel like a concert or the largest festival feel like a kitchen party. Strong vocal arrangements rooted in an East Coast culture are the hallmarks of McGinty music. You will always leave a McGinty performance with a clear understanding that the boys love what they do!

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See Related: Banjo, Guitar, Nova Scotian artists, Vocals

MischaMacphersonTrioMischa Macpherson Trio

Hailing from Scotland’s beautiful and remote highlands and islands, The Mischa Macpherson Trio is a stunning new band to look out for. This year has already seen them scoop the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and the prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award. Mischa MacPherson (Song/Clarsach), Innes White (Guitar) and Conal McDonagh (Pipes/Whistles) are all graduates of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music. They met through the award-winning Feis Rois and consider themselves lucky to have grown up surrounded by the culture, music and language that are rooted in the natural landscape of their home.

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