The Fare Thee Well

Cape Breton

The Fare Thee Well is a brand-new duo featuring award-winning musicians Rosie MacKenzie and Shannon Quinn. Rosie first came onto the scene at age 11 as an original member of The Cottars. She went on to release her first record in 2010, and her most recent album, Atlantic, was named Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards. Rosie regularly tours and performs with many well-known international artists and was the artistic creator and director of the Celtic Colours special project Voices of the Naomhóg in 2018. After receiving her degree in Music from Humber in Toronto, Shannon joined the Paul McKenna Band from Glasgow, and toured with them internationally for three years. She has been featured with Cirque Du Soleil, The Chieftains in Canada, and as a soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia, and toured as a fiddler with Lennie Gallant and Joel Plaskett. Her second album, If All the Young Ladies, won two Music Nova Scotia awards in 2016. Rosie and Shannon met when they were teenagers in Halifax at a Chieftains in Canada performance and reconnected this past winter. While their music is rooted in their Celtic backgrounds, they’ll be bringing their world music and folk music influence into their band featuring double fiddles, vocals, guitar, and piano. The duo is looking forward to their first performance together for Celtic Colours with bass-player Ron Hynes.

Festival Performances

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