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How the pandemic pushed Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy beyond ...

The initial 2020 COVID-19 lockdown took away a lot of things for touring musicians, scuttling plans for promoting new album releases and touring in general. But it also gave time to other artists, like Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, to ...
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Villages – Dark Island

Photo by Mel Stone. Cape Breton Island-based Celtic folk-rock quartet Villages released a new full-length album on Feb. 17, their second release, called Dark Island. The 11 tracks are meant to give one a flavour of what it would mean ...
New music in our mailbox!

Amanda Jean, Mary Beth Carty, Mike Tod and Dee Hernandez

The moose is back! As some of you know, our virtual mailbox blew up last fall, just as the moose was getting back from his summer holidays. Not only did it swallow all our new music, it also destroyed everything ...
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Villages explain their sonic evolution on new EP Upon the ...

  Cape Breton’s Villages recently followed up their acclaimed 2019 self-titled debut album with a three-song EP entitled Upon the Horizon, taking their dazzling combination of indie folk, experimental pop and sun-bleached psychedelia to new heights in the process. As ...
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ECMA winners Còig are playing a virtual holiday show for ...

  East Coast Music Award winner Còig is bringing its annual dose of Christmas cheer to Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club on Dec 19 – and to the rest of the world via the power of streaming (roguefolk.bc.ca for more details). ...
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Hauler mixes reverence for Cape Breton tradition with modern musical ...

On Hauler’s eponymously titled debut album, the contemporary Celtic trio balances the genre’s penchant for solemnity and stories of suffering with their own fresh interpretations and modern rock flourishes.  The group pushes the boundaries of traditional Cape Breton musical standards ...