"Fun, Exciting, Charming and Talented Cassie and Maggie MacDonald are a dynamic Celtic sister duo who have emerged onto the music scene as the ones to watch."
Born in Halifax, with strong roots in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the girls have been wowing audiences across Canada with their unique blend of original and traditional Celtic music. Cassie's fiddle playing has been described as "sweet and elegant with just the right amount of raw power" while Maggie's piano playing has an "irresistible drive that will leave your foot incapable of staying still" and complements Cassie's playing perfectly.
Together these delightful sisters bring more than your average fiddle and piano duo; Cassie is an award winning highland and step dancer and also sings harmony for Maggie. In addition to her piano playing, Maggie sings lead, plays guitar, banjo, accordion and is also an accomplished step dancer. They recently won the Galaxie Rising Star award in Goderich, ON and their debut album "Fresh Heirs" was nominated for two Music Nova Scotia awards.
Their music fits together seamlessly, encompassing various styles from Cape Breton reels to Antigonish polkas, Quebecois fiddling and foot work to down east standards. Their vocal harmonies are sweet yet powerful and their step dancing exact and exciting, showing off their youthful charm and energy. They are certainly rising stars on the Celtic music scene; their performances are exciting, captivating and not to be missed!
Cassie MacDonald - Fiddle, Back Up Vocals, stepdancing
Maggie MacDonald - Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Accordion, stepdancing
"Fresh Heirs" Debut album from Cassie and Maggie MacDonald. Released June 18th 2011. Nominated for "TRADITIONAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR" and "NEW ARTIST RECORDING OF THE YEAR" at the 2011 Music Nova Scotia Awards.
Set list includes traditional and original Celtic instrumental and vocal music. Numerous combinations of instruments are used to create a fresh and dynamic texture. Throw in a splash of step-dancing, and a charming rapport with the audience, and you get a performance that is every changing and always entertaining.