MEXICO/FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton’s Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald in concert at Green Church Concerts in Mexico on Wednesday, Nov 15, and at North Church Concert Series in Farmington on Thursday. Nov. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. with shows starting at 7 p.m. for both sites. A jam session in Farmington will start at 6:15 p.m..

Miller and MacDonald blend the traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle with Scottish border pipes. They have toured across North America and further afield, wowing audiences with their captivating blend of driving dance tunes and soulful Gaelic airs.

Miller is an American-born player of Scottish bagpipes. His interest in traditional music stems from his exposure to the pipes at a young age, as well as his family’s strong connections to its Scottish and Irish roots. His repertoire and style draw mainly on the Gaelic traditions of Western Scotland and the Canadian Maritimes, blended with a healthy dash of Irish tunes for good measure.

MacDonald is an accomplished musician, dancer, and Gaelic singer from Little Narrows, Cape Breton. She began step-dancing in the family kitchen at the tender age of four. She has been wowing audiences with her impeccable timing and neatly choreographed steps ever since. Her fiddle playing has a distinctive sound, influenced by the deep roots of her musical family. Her energetic style has put her in demand as a performer and teacher, across Cape Breton and beyond.

Guest artists include Tyson Chen from Ottawa, Ontario, on piano and Zak Cormier of Wellington, Prince Edward Island, on foot percussion and guitar.

The Green Church is located at 163 Main St., Mexico. Tickets are $15. Call 207-562-4445. North Church is located at 118 High St., Farmington. Tickets are $15. Call 207-778-2006 for reservations or email [email protected] .


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