Rachel Davis

Cape Breton

Since being presented the Tic Butler Memorial Award during Celtic Colours in 2007, Rachel Davis’ music career has taken off. The fiddler and singer from Baddeck, Cape Breton was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Frank “Big Sampie” Sampson award, leading to the release of her debut album that year. She released her second album, Turns, in 2013. She has toured primarily as a founder member of Cape Breton supergroup Còig, traveling all over North America, Europe and Australia. Together they have released five albums, receiving multiple East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and a JUNO Award nomination in 2018. She most recently was awarded the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer of the Year, for the band’s latest release, Ashlar.

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