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Rachel Davis & Buddy MacDonald
Cape Breton

BUddy-MacDonald-cc08-by-murd.jpgBuddy's career as a singer, song-writer, entertainer, began over thirty years ago. Born and brought up on the Northern Shores of Cape Breton Island, he was exposed at an early age to the singing and story-telling of some of the great Celtic singers of his native Island. Much of his song-writing is still influenced by this style he was so familiar with as a young boy. 

Over the years he has travelled and entertained audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, performing as a solo act and in different combinations with other musicians from Cape Breton. He has performed on stage with many of Eastern Canada's traditional artists such as Natalie MacMaster, Howie Mac Donald, Ashley MacIssac, Dave MacIssac, John Allan Cameron and more. 

Since Celtic Colours International Festival began in 1997, Buddy has been the host of the late night Festival Club, and he has performed all over the Island with musicians from all over the world, including Scotland's Dougie MacLean and Archie Fisher, Ireland's Tommy Makem and Michael Black, and a host of others. Buddy's songs, along with his own recordings, have been performed and recorded by artists throughout the country. His material has been recorded by such artists as John Allan Cameron, McGinty, Dave Gunning, theatrical casts of the Summertime Revue, cast of the Toronto production "Needfire", which played for months to sold out crowds in Toronto, Canada. 

Buddy continues to tour and chase audiences to wherever they will sit down and listen. Whether in a small country hall, pub, festival or concert theatre, his love of writing, singing and entertaining comes across to bridge the gap between performer and listener. You will find yourself singing along, clapping along and feeling very glad you came.

Thumbnail image for Rachel-Davis_f2c4342a578b0747841a441a850bc483.jpgRachel Davis is a fiddler from Baddeck Cape Breton. She picked up the fiddle when she was 12, first taking lessons from her grandfather, Clarence Long. She continued on to learn from Karen Beaton, and also from Stan Chapman and Kyle MacNeil through her studies at Cape Breton University, where she is a recent graduate. Rachel has performed at many ceilidhs, concerts, and festivals throughout Cape Breton, mainland Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, and the Eastern United States. During the 2007 Celtic Colours International Festival, she was presented with the Tic Butler Memorial Award, for outstanding contribution to Cape Breton culture. Rachel was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Frank "Big Sampy" Sampson award, given by the Festival Volunteer Drive'er Association and Lakewind Sound Studios, sponsoring an up-and-coming Cape Breton musician to make their first recording.

Rachel is a fiddler from Baddeck Cape Breton. She picked up the fiddle when she was 12, first taking lessons from her grandfather, Clarence Long. She continued on to learn from Karen Beaton, and also from Stan Chapman and Kyle MacNeil through her studies at Cape Breton University, where she is a recent graduate. Rachel has performed at many ceilidhs, concerts, and festivals throughout Cape Breton, mainland Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, and the Eastern United States. During the 2007 Celtic Colours International Festival, she was presented with the Tic Butler Memorial Award, for outstanding contribution to Cape Breton culture. Rachel was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Frank "Big Sampy" Sampson award, given by the Festival Volunteer Drive'er Association and Lakewind Sound Studios, sponsoring an up-and-coming Cape Breton musician to make their first recording.

bio: Celtic-Colours.com

Celtic Colours - Rachel & Buddy - 530pm 1014.mp3