Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald
Combining the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes with the rich sounds of the Cape Breton fiddle, Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald join together, merging traditional influences from Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island, as well as the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. This fresh and talented duo pairs driving dance-tunes with expressive Gaelic airs and songs, bringing their listeners a powerful combination of passion and grace. Tempering the sharp edge of the pipes and fiddle, Ben and Anita are joined by friends from the Maritimes and beyond, blending subtle and sympathetic rhythm guitar, with the lush, ethereal sounds of the Scottish harp, or the driving groove of Cape Breton-style piano accompaniment, crafting a full and well-rounded sound. Since releasing their debut album, “A Day at the Lake”, to rave reviews in 2015, they have been touring across North America and the United Kingdom. The album was nominated for an East Coast Music Award earlier this year.