The Canadian Celtic Choirwww.celticchoir.ca/
The Canadian Celtic Choir is a London-based SATB choir of more than fifty voices and was founded in 1996 to sing and promote Celtic choral music and culture in Southwestern Ontario. The Choir has provided the city of London and surrounding communities with high-quality choral music for more than 20 years and has built a solid reputation as one of the most in-demand choirs in this area. Since 2010 the CCC has been conducted by William “Bill” Zadorsky and accompanied by Jean Willadsen on piano. The choir’s repertoire features songs primarily from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and the Canadian Maritimes ranging from the traditional (including a few songs sung in Irish, Gaelic and Welsh) to the more contemporary. The CCC has played many of Ontario’s most popular music festivals and has toured Hawaii (2008), England & Scotland (2014), and the Maritimes (2017). The Choir has opened for the Men of The Deeps, The Irish Descendants, John McDermott, Lighthouse, John Tesh, and many others. In 2010 the CCC was inducted into the London Music Awards Hall of Fame. In 2015 the CCC won the Jack Richardson London Music Award for Most Popular Classical Choir. The Canadian Celtic Choir has released five CDs, Here’s To Song (2001), Christmas Remembered (2004) and We Rise Again (2007) which are all out of print. The two most recent CDs are: A Celtic Noel (2013), and Celtic Inspiration (2014). More info at celticchoir.ca.
Cassie and Maggie MacDonaldwww.cassieandmaggie.com/
Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie MacDonald have been lighting up the world with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic instrumentals and vocals. Appearing on stages across North America, the UK, and Europe the sisters have enchanted audiences far and wide with lively fiddle, piano and guitar arrangements, stunning sibling vocal harmonies in both English and Gaelic, all complemented by their intricate and percussive step dancing style.
They have won many accolades including 2016 Live Ireland Radio’s “Vocalists of the Year” and “New Group of the Year”, Chicago Irish-American Newspaper’s “Emerging Artist Recording of the Year” winners, multiple Canadian Folk Music Award, East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia Award nominees. “Be it their foot percussion accompanying driving Nova Scotian sets, their perfect blend of sibling harmonies, added to a stunning interplay on various instruments, a musical evening spent with Cassie and Maggie is a great night, altogether” – Irish Music Magazine. Their new album, The Willow Collection “showcases not only their musical ability, but the depth and variety of their musicianship.”