Howie MacDonald & Friends

Sat. Jun 1, 2019
8:00 pm

BUY TICKETS - $20 plus HST

Howie MacDonald is a legend in Cape Breton fiddling. A performer since a very young age, he grew up surrounded by the music which has influenced his playing over the years. His lively Cape Breton style of fiddling has entertained audiences all over the world. A former band member with the Rankin Family for many years, Howie has released several solo recordings and is also featured on many of the Rankin Family recordings.

Howie’s New CD, “Shades of Tartan”, was released in May 2019. This uplifting, energetic instrumental collection is just what the doctor ordered. Many brand new compositions of Howie’s will be heard for the first time, including Mac’s Reel, Brian and Tanna’s Jig, and Clarence Deveaux’s Trip to Belgium. The album is a family affair, with daughter Kristen providing percussive step-dance, brother Michael on piano, and includes Jillian’s Jig, a tune he wrote for his daughter. Howie adds Fender Rhodes, electric guitar, and stomp box to a few of tracks, giving the album a fresh sound. Yet other tracks have a classic sound harkening back to the 1970s golden era of outdoor concerts and sweaty dance-halls.

Joining Howie on stage for this show will be Hilda Chaisson-Cormier and Mary Beth Carty. Don’t miss it!

Location
Harmony House Theatre

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