Upcoming shows

Date Saturday October 7th 2:00 PM
Show Along the Shores of Bras d'Or
Venue Big Pond Community Centre / Fire Hall
Date Monday October 9th 7:30 PM
Show Fiddle Summit
Venue Judique Community Centre
Date Friday October 13th 7:30 PM
Show Celebrating Dr. Dave
Venue Inverness Education Centre / Academy

Upcoming community events

Date Monday October 9th 10:30 AM
Workshop CBC Mainstreet Live
Venue Knox Presbyterian Church
Date Thursday October 12th 3:00 PM
Workshop All Ages Family Square Dance
Venue Cape Breton University Great Hall

Howie MacDonald

Cape Breton

Howie MacDonald is a well-respected fiddler from Westmount, Cape Breton County. He has been a performer as long as he can remember. Whether at a family gathering or an international concert hall, Howie's job was always to entertain. Coming from a musical family, he has released 11 albums and a DVD and spent many years touring and recording with the Rankin Family. Howie has expanded his talents and gained popularity as a comedian recently for his roles in musical comedy revues Island Mania, Howie's Celtic Brew, The Dance Last Night, and the Cape Breton Summertime Revue. An accomplished piano player who has accompanied just about everyone on the island, Howie is also very much in demand for dances, concerts, ceilidhs and recording sessions. He takes great inspiration from the tunes and musicians from prior generations, greatly inspired by musicians such as Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald. Always involved in key shows for the festival, Howie will take part in the tribute show to good friend Dave MacIsaac this year.