Electronic Press Kit
“One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today.”
— CBC Mainstreet (Nova Scotia, CAN)
Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald have become renowned across Atlantic Canada and further afield for their synergistic, pipe and fiddle driven style of Gaelic dance-music. Joining together the musical traditions of Cape Breton and the Scottish Highlands, while incorporating influences from Ireland, Shetland and beyond - Ben and Anita have created a signature sound which Scotland's Piping Today Magazine has described as "Fiery... Fresh, yet totally traditional."
As well as performing as a duo, Ben and Anita tour as a trio with Acadian multi-instrumentalist, Zakk Cormier. Zakk is a dynamic musician with deep roots in the musical community of Prince Edward Island. He brings his talents as a sympathetic guitar accompanist, as well as the driving rhythm of Acadian foot-percussion.
With their latest album "South Haven", this trio has created a powerful sound, which transcends the boundaries between Cape Breton, Scottish, and Acadian traditions. Since it's release in May 2018, the album has generated rave reviews, and continues to collect award nominations.
2018 - Celtic Colours International Festival - Nova Scotia, Canada
2018 - P.E.I. Festival of Small Halls - Prince Edward Island, Canada
2018 - Coldsnap Festival - British Colombia, Canada
2017 - Goderich Celtic Festival - Ontario, Canada
2017 - American Folk Festival - Maine, United States
2017 - Spanish Peaks Celtic Festival - Colorado, United States
2017 - Austin Celtic Festival - Texas, United States
2017 - Pasadena Folk Club - California, United States
2016 - Tønder Festival - Tønder, Denmark
2016 - Celtic Arts Foundation - Washington, United States
2015 - Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, United Kingdom