Cassie and Maggie MacDonald are sisters in their early 20s from Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are swiftly rising stars in the Celtic roots music of the Canadian Maritimes. Cassie, the elder, plays the fiddle while Maggie plays piano and guitar and sings lead vocals. Together, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies.
The MacDonalds’ performance at 333 will be one of their first appearances in the Mid-Atlantic region and will showcase new music from their forthcoming CD, The Willow Collection.
The sisters are available for press interviews – see contact information below.
Cassie and Maggie encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act; their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. Born to a family with a rich musical heritage and raised in Nova Scotia, a province steeped in musical culture and traditions, the girls have used their unique upbringing as a springboard for their own brand of Celtic Roots music. Cassie and Maggie are turning heads wherever they go. And the music community has taken note: 2015 Live Ireland Radio “NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR”. 2015 “Emerging Artist Album of the Year” winners from the Chicago Irish-American News, “WORLD SONG OF THE YEAR” nominees at the Independent Music Awards, Galaxie Radio Rising Star award winners, Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for “Young Performers of the Year”, two time East Coast Music Award nominees for Traditional Album and Trad/Roots group 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 will surely continue to do great things.
Cassie and Maggie have released two CDs as a duo, and have just finished recording a third, which is set for a September 2016 release.
Event: 333 Coffeehouse
Who: Cassie & Maggie MacDonald
When: Friday, Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00)
Where: Annapolis Friends Meeting House
351 DuBois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401 (off N. Bestgate Rd)
333 Coffeehouse presents Cassie & Maggie MacDonald
The 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis’ monthly listening space for folk and acoustic music, is pleased to present Cassie & Maggie MacDonald.
Admission: $12 (students, senior citizens and members $10).