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Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac - Brian Bourne - Atlantic Airwaves Saturday October 27, 2012

On this saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves, we'll have a feature on Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac and their new release 'Seinn', also a feature on Brian Bourne and his solo release 'Stick With Me'.

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Both renowned solo artists -- MacIsaac, a fiddler, piano player and stepdancer from Creignish, and Lamond, a Gaelic singer and resident of Glendale -- the two have come together on a new album, their first collaborative recording effort.
For many years, MacIsaac was Lamond's faithful accompanist when she was touring her music and eventually that led to more of a musical partnership.
"I think it was maybe four years ago that Mary Jane started asking me to do more in her show and then that was going well and then she decided we should just split the shows," said MacIsaac.
A CD was the obvious next step for the two and "Seinn" is the result. Officially released last month, the two women behind the project have had a number of opportunities to showcase their new work at various festivals, including at home at the Celtic Colours International Festival.
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A full-time member of the multi award-winning Celtic rock group Rawlins Cross, Brian Bourne is an highly accomplished bass and Chapman stick player. He has worked with countless other artists and groups, including Ray Bonneville, Daniel Lanois, Colin Linden, Matt Andersen, Thom Swift, Morgan Davis, Nathan Wiley, Lennie Gallant, Ron Hynes, Junior Watson, Joint Effort, Red Rock Hotel, Redeye, Terry Hatty Band, The Press, Charlie A'Court, Rasta Gumbo, John Campbell John, Mary Jane Lamond, DRUM! Squid, Kim Wempe, Tutu Jones, James Harman, Super Chikan, Cheryl Gaudet, Paul Reddick,, Terry Gillespie, Sue Foley, Sonja Wood, Wayne Nicholson, Carlo Spinazzola, L'il Brian and the Zydeco Travelers, Max Weinberg, and The Hupman Brothers. In addition to performing on over fifty album projects, Bourne has multiple East Coast Music Award wins and nominations along with a JUNO nomination for his playing with aforementioned artists and groups.
Offering a blend of roots, blues, cajun, folk and rock, 'Stick With Me' features nine original tracks written, performed and produced by Bourne. The album was co-produced by James Logan and mastered by Donnie Chapman in Halifax.

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