Barn Bhreagh

Cape Breton

Barn Bhreagh

Featuring musicians Morgan Toney, Isabella Samson, Jesse Cox, and Keith Mullins, Barn Bhreagh has been characterized as a travelling singer-songwriter circle where the musicians all play on each other’s songs. Morgan Toney is a 22-year-old Mi’kmaq singer-songwriter and fiddler from Wagmatcook First Nation who combines his Mi’kmaq roots with his love of Cape Breton Celtic tunes, creating a fresh new style which he calls “Mi’kmaltic”. Seventeen-year-old folk-pop singer-songwriter Isabella Samson is an up-and-coming East Coast/Acadian artist, born and raised on Cape Breton, who has been part of the local music scene for a number of years. Surrounded by music from a young age, being hauled around music venues by his touring folk musician parents, raspy-voiced Jesse Cox’s songs are grounded, rootsy, and earthy, like his Cape Breton home “down north”. The group came together when Toney, Samson, and Cox each worked individually with award-winning producer and musician Keith Mullins on solo albums at his Barn Bhreagh Studios. Now they are wowing crowds wherever they play with their high-energy and diverse shows that seamlessly blend their varied influences and backgrounds into a sound that is solidly based in folk, roots, and indigenous traditions, and the joy of making music together.

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