Rose Morrison has been a professional musician for more than 20 years, touring and teaching internationally. She first came onto the scene at age 11 as an original member of The Cottars. The group recorded three albums, toured North America, Europe, and Japan, earned themselves two East Coast Music Awards, and performed at Carnegie Hall to a sold-out audience. She has since recorded and performed with Oscar and Grammy Award-winner Glen Hansard and Brendan Begley, among others, and continues to tour with many well-known artists in North America and internationally. Rose released her first solo album, The MacKenzie Project, in 2010 and her second album, Atlantic, won Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards. Later that year, Rose was artistic creator and director of the Celtic Colours special project Voices of the Naomhóg which featured artists and musicians from Nova Scotia, Ireland, and Scotland building traditional Irish row boats and included traditional music, Gaelic song, and dance from both sides of the Atlantic. More recently, Rose has taken on the role of creator and director of Little Church in Big Baddeck, a year-round concert series in the Vicar’s View Venue. She will be performing at the Festival this year in duos with harpist Màiri Chaimbeul and with piano player Ryan P. MacNeil.
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