Fid­dlers back from Cape Bre­ton

The Glengarry News - - News - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

Fresh off their 25th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, the Ma­cLeod Fid­dlers spent much of Au­gust tour­ing and per­form­ing in Eastern Canada.

Ian Ma­cLeod took 13 mem­bers down East, where they per­formed nine ma­jor con­certs and “a few mi­nor con­certs.”

The high­light of the tour was surely the Fes­ti­val of Cape Bre­ton Fid­dling at the Gaelic Col­lege at St. Ann’s.

On the way there, they per­formed at con­certs in New Brunswick – in­clud­ing one with the Sus­sex Av­enue Fid­dlers un­der the di­rec­tion of Ivan and Vi­vian Hicks. Other con­certs were per­formed at St. Michael’s Hall in Bad­deck, Nova Sco­tia and at the Barn at the Nor­m­away Inn and the Why­co­co­magh Wa­ter­front Cen­tre.


The fid­dlers didn’t spend all their time with fid­dles in hand. They also had some free time. One of the most mem­o­rable out­ings was to Uisgh Ban Falls ( Gaelic for White Wa­ter Falls) and to the Cabot Trail, where they went swim­ming at In­go­nish Beach, which is said to be the warm­est beach on the Eastern Se­aboard.

The group was gone from Aug. 12-21.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing mu­si­cians were Fia Ler­oux, Ash­ley Flipsen, Hamish Mc­Don­ald, Ryan Flipsen, Robyn Howes, Char­lotte Lapensee, Kady Jeau­rond, Tyler Ma­cLeod, Tay­lor Hambleton, Reid Baker, Heather Flipsen, Rachel Camp­bell, Noel Camp­bell, Cur­tis Flipsen, Lynn Flipsen, Ian R. Ma­cLeod.

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