Leanne Aucoin

Cape Breton

Leanne Aucoin is a multi-talented musician from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton who comes from a family steeped in Cape Breton music and tradition. She has performed in many parts of Canada, the U.S., and Ireland. Having a passion for teaching, Leanne has been able to pass on the tradition of Cape Breton music and dance to her own students, at workshops and at the world-famous Colaisde na Gàidhlig / the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s. Leanne released her debut album, All Set, in 2006. A traditional album featuring Tracey Dares-MacNeil, Dave MacIsaac, and members of her family, it was recognized by the East Coast Music Awards with a nomination in the category of Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year in 2008. Leanne will be performing at the Festival this year with Stephanie MacDonald, Susan MacLean, and Malcolm MacNeil.

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