Adam Young

Cape Breton

Adam Young is a sought-after pianist from the tiny Cape Breton community of French Road. He created and directed the Louisbourg Playhouse’s popular music and comedy revue, Cape Breton Lyrics & Laughter, which has seen well over 350 performances since it began 18 years ago. His 2018 album with fiddler Dara Smith-MacDonald, The Lake Sessions, was nominated for a 2019 East Coast Music Award and a 2018 Music Nova Scotia Award. Their 2019 album with Brent Chaisson, Island, features a collection of tunes written on Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island, and also received an award nomination from Music Nova Scotia. Adam’s new project, Yearbook, is a double album and book featuring compositions written during a tune-a-day project in 2018, and will be released imminently. He regularly plays at concerts, ceilidhs, square dances, and sessions throughout Cape Breton, and has showcased his talents in Scotland and Ireland, across Canada, and in the United States. He was on tour in the U.K. and Australia with award-winning Cape Breton group Còig in early 2020 when the pandemic hit. Adam has been sticking close to home recently, and will be performing with Dara Smith-MacDonald during this year’s Celtic Colours International Festival.

Festival Performances

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