Doug Lamey

Cape Breton

Doug Lamey has studied and performed Cape Breton fiddle for most of his life, inspired from toddlerhood by his grandfather, legendary Bill Lamey, and broadened by studies in Classical, Cape Breton, and Traditional Irish music at the Wheaton College Music Department (Norton, Massachusetts), Colaisde na Gàidhlig / the Gaelic College, the Ceilidh Trail School of Music (Inverness, Cape Breton), Boston College’s Gaelic Roots Summer School, and The Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School (San Francisco, California). During this period, he played in innumerable ceilidhs, concerts and dances throughout the Greater Boston area. Doug currently resides in Baddeck with his wife Kaitlin and four children, performing at ceilidhs and venues on Cape Breton Island and beyond. Doug recorded a CD in 2009 as a member of the band Tri and has been on Brian O’Donovan’s Celtic Sojourn – WGBH Radio Boston, as well as NECN’s CoffeeHouse and Bob MacEachern’s Highland Fling on 101.5 The Hawk, Port Hawkesbury. Upon his move to Cape Breton, Doug celebrated with a solo album, “A Step Back in Time”, and just this past winter released another solo album, “True North,” now available in person and online.

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