Wendy MacIsaac won an ECMA for Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2015 East Coast Music Awards this past weekend in St. John’s.
Congratulations to Wendy and all of the nominees!
“Someone just came across this photo. Hmm, it might look like we’ve been evicted from our hotel rooms but in fact we were sheltering from a storm. We had been on one of those big metal outdoor stages at the Montana Folk Festival, (http://montanafolkfestival.com/) in Butte, when, all of a sudden, the skies opened up and the stage manager started chasing everyone off the stage saying, “Big thunderstorm coming our way, about four miles off.” So we went to the little tent behind the stage until we were told that it wasn’t safe there either, as it had metal poles. (We aren’t very flash lightening storm saavy, apparently!)
So there we were, in the closest place to shelter, looking homeless, but happy.
The Montana Folk Festival is great, by the way. A stunning location, incredible history and architecture, wonderful people and lots of great traditional music, and it’s free! We had a great time there.”
– Mary Jane
Wendy MasIsaac’s recent solo release, Off The Floor, has been nominated for a 2015 ECMA for Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year! Congratulations, Wendy!
On Saturday September 9th Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac will be performing in the Clean The Air concert in Pictou, Nova Scotia to raise awareness about air pollution in the area. The show is free, and the more people that show their support, the more government will listen. If you’d like to read more about it, you can go to the Clean The Mill website.
Summer is the best time to be Gaelic…or to wish you were Gaelic!
There is so much going on in Nova Scotia right now, from museum tours to traditional music performances. Mary Jane and Wendy have been all across the province and have even more summer dates lined up for fans:
Storas a’ Bhaile at Highland Village Museum, Iona NS, August 11-12
Cloggeroo Island Folk Festival, Georgetown PEI, August 23
Click here for more show details.
A big congratulations to Mary Jane and Wendy on their East Coast Music Award win for Group Recording of the Year for their album Seinn. East Coast Music Week took place in Charlottetown, PEI from April 2-6 and featured dozens of live performances, an industry conference, and gala awards show.