May 13, 2016
CELTIC & BEYOND:
CASSIE & MAGGIE MacDONALD and LILT
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
Cassie and Maggie are two young sisters who are astonishingly charismatic and high-energy performers of their own unique hybrid of Celtic Roots music. Born to a family with a rich musical heritage and raised in Nova Scotia, a province steeped in musical culture and traditions, Cassie and Maggie are turning heads wherever they go. And the music community has taken note; Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for “Young Performers of the Year”, East Coast Music Award nominees for Traditional Album and double Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for New Artist and Roots Album of the year, their accolades and awards speak of a young duo that is turning heads wherever they go.
LILT — Keith Carr and Tina Eck
Lilt– a duo consisting of Tina Eck on flute and whistle and Keith Carr on bouzouki and banjo–met in the Washington DC Irish session scene and found that “flute and zouk” were a good instrumental match for what they love to play: traditional dance music from Ireland. Jigs and reels, polkas and hornpipes, the occasional slow air or vocal number. Lilt loves and tries to capture the essentials of Irish traditional music: boundless energy, wildness and melancholy. LILT will be joined by step dancer Kate Bole from the Culkin School of Irish dance