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Tunes on the Town Chéticamp - Howie MacDonald and Colin Grant

La Place du Pêcheur, 15336 Cabot Trail Road, Chéticamp


Date: Aug 30, 2022

August 30, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Howie MacDonald

Howie MacDonald is a well-respected fiddler from Westmount, Cape Breton County. He has been a performer as long as he can remember. Whether at a family gathering or an international concert hall, Howie’s job was always to entertain. He has released eleven albums and a DVD and spent many years touring and recording with the Rankin Family. Howie has expanded his talents and gained popularity as a comedian recently for his roles in musical comedy revues Island Mania, Howie’s Celtic Brew, The Dance Last Night, and the Cape Breton Summertime Revue. An accomplished piano player who has accompanied just about everyone on the island, Howie is also very much in demand for dances, concerts, ceilidhs and recording sessions. In May of 2019 Howie released a brand new CD titled “Shades of Tartan.”

Colin Grant

Hard-driving but clean, lively and passionate, traditional yet original; Colin Grant’s fiddle playing has stepped to the forefront of the East Coast traditional music scene – and people are sitting up and taking notice. Although most at home with traditional Cape Breton fiddle music, his versatility as both a lead and side musician has given him experiences in a variety of traditional styles, in addition to folk, rock and country genres. Besides having received an ECMA nomination for Roots / Traditional Solo Album of the Year for his self-titled debut album, Grant currently performs with contemporary Celtic instrumental group Sprag Session. Sprag Session has kept him on his toes, performing at festivals in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and Tasmania since their debut eponymous CD’s release in 2012.

Be sure to spend some time in town before and after the show – grab a bite to eat, visit the shops and stay for the night.

Tunes on the Town is a live music series in downtowns throughout Cape Breton Island during summer and fall 2022. The program is supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Rediscover Main Streets program. 

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