Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald will play an Acadia Halls Concert at the Jesup Memorial Library on June 27. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Jesup to be Celtic home



BAR HARBOR — Two Cape Breton Island musicians will play at the Jesup Memorial Library on Monday, June 27, at 4 p.m. as part of the Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts’ Acadia Halls Concert Series.

Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald join together on the Scottish Border pipes and the Cape Breton fiddle, merging traditional influences from Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island, as well as the highlands and islands of Scotland.

Miller is an American-born player of Scottish bagpipes currently living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He began studying the Highland Bagpipes around age eight, but by 12, he began to shift his focus to the bellows-blown Scottish smallpipes and Border pipes.

MacDonald is an accomplished musician, dancer and Gaelic singer from Little Narrows, Cape Breton. She began step dancing in the family kitchen at the age of four and picked up the fiddle a few short years later, at age eight. In August 2015, they launched their full-length debut album, “A Day at the Lake.”

At the concert, they will be joined by Tyson Chen on piano and Zakk Cormier on guitar. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Visit acadiatradschool.com. Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.