Mary Jane Lamond

Cape Breton

Renowned Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond has dedicated her musical career to the preservation of Scottish Gaelic songs, garnering numerous JUNO and East Coast Music Award nominations, critical acclaim, and a worldwide audience for her music. Mary Jane’s five solo recordings create a respectful and beautiful framework for ancient Gaelic songs and her spell-binding performances make these selections truly come alive. A two-time Artist in Residence at the Festival, Mary Jane has been a mainstay on Celtic Colours stages since 1997, performing on her own and with long-time musical collaborator Wendy MacIsaac, with whom she recorded the award-winning album Seinn in 2012. Mary Jane released her first album, Bho Thir Nan Craobh, in 1994 while enrolled in St. Francis Xavier University’s Celtic Studies program. This collection of traditional material introduced her unique singing voice and fiddler, Ashley MacIsaac. Mary Jane will be performing this year as part of the special concert Cainnt is Ceathramhan | Language and Lyrics.

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