Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Biography

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald blend Scottish Lowland pipes with Cape Breton fiddle, add some Gaelic songs, and throw in some step-dancing to create a fresh take on traditional Scottish music. They honour the traditions of their instruments while constantly exploring new and inventive ways to bring them together. Their music is simultaneously playful, poignant, and passionate. Their work has led to nominations from the likes of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Music NS, and the East Coast Music Association in categories including Roots-Traditional Album of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, and Gaelic Artist of the Year. Ben and Anita’s debut album, A Day at the Lake, was released in 2015, having been recorded in a single day by a lake. This year, they bring their invigorating, energetic, foot-driving sound to the Festival for the first time.

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Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald