Hailee LeFort, Ward MacDonald & Jesse Périard

Cape Breton / Prince Edward Island

Hailee LeFort has been energizing audiences around Cape Breton for close to a decade. A native of Margaree, her lively style can be heard from concert halls to dance halls to major festivals. She now lives in Prince Edward Island where she recorded her debut album, It’s Happenin’, in 2018. She is performing at Celtic Colours this year with an exciting new trio featuring Ward MacDonald and Jesse Périard. Ward MacDonald has been immersed in PEI’s traditional music scene for 20 years. As a fiddler, accompanist, teacher, and dance caller he has toured across North America and ventured as far as Cuba and Australia. As a producer he has initiated hundreds of events including the HERE WE GO Barndances and PEI’s Festival of Small Halls. Jesse Périard has toured extensively across Europe, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. as a member of the PEI-based trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin. He is currently a sideman in high demand as his monstrous guitar accompaniment is sought after by dozens of East Coast artists.

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