Whether playing piano or fiddle, or showcasing his stepdancing capabilities, Troy MacGillivray displays intense commitment to the Celtic heritage he inherited from his Highland ancestors. His versatility has had him performing across Canada and the US and overseas from Switzerland to Australia. Troy’s first three albums – Eleven (2005), Boomerang (2003) and Musical Ties (2001) were each nominated for East Coast Music Awards. His fourth album, Live At The Music Room, won the 2008 ECMA Instrumental Recording of the Year and When Here Meets There, recorded with Shane Cook, was named 2009 ECMA Roots/Traditional Group Album of the Year.
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Tracey Dares MacNeil is a piano player from Marion Bridge, who has accompanied the finest fiddlers of this generation, and been featured as a soloist in concert and on recordings. While recording and touring with Natalie MacMaster throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, Europe, the U.S. and New Zealand for most of the 1990s, Tracey released her debut recording Crooked Lake in 1994 and a piano instruction video in 1997. Known for the quality and versatility she brings to her instrument, Tracey is one of those rare performers who can accompany other artists of varying musical styles with ease and sensitivity.
Wendy is an award-winning fiddler, piano player and step dancer from Creignish. By age fifteen, she was playing dances all over Cape Breton Island, forming the sound that makes her so recognizable today. With five records to her credit, she is a favourite with traditional audiences everywhere. Wendy has toured all over the world as a solo performer, and with The Rankins, Mary Jane Lamond, Ashley MacIsaac and Beolach. Most recently, Wendy has teamed up with long time collaborator Mary Jane Lamond in an award-winning combination of their musical sensibilities, their strong celtic roots and their personalities.