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Live Ireland Radio’s “NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR”, Chicago Irish-American Newspaper’s EMERGING ARTIST RECORDING OF THE YEAR winners, Galaxie Radio Rising Stars, Independent Music Award "World Song of the Year" nominees, multiple Canadian Folk Music Award, East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia Award nominees, Cassie & Maggie encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act. Exciting and innovative, they have found a perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with original compositions and arrangements. They have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies.
Antigonish CD Release Concert
2012 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees!
We are so happy to announce that we have been nominated for YOUNG PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR
2012 ECMA Nominees!
Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards!
2011 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominees!
"Fresh Heirs" our debut album recieved two nominations for the 2011 Music Nova Scotia Awards! The CD was nominated for NEW ARTIST RECORDING OF THE YEAR and TRADITIONAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR.
2012 International Folk Alliance Conference
in Memphis, Tennessee. We had a ball this past Febuary performing with over 200 other acts from across the
world and representing Nova Scotia at this prestigious event!
2011 Galaxie Rising Stars
(Halifax Chronicle Herald (8/11/11)
Halifax-based Celtic sister duo Cassie and Maggie MacDonald won the Galaxie Rising Star award at the Celtic Roots Festival in Goderich, Ont., on August 6th.
They were one of five acts from across Canada competing for the title including Nova Scotia -based band Hawp,
Celtic songstress Collette Cheverie accompanied by Tim Chaisson of P.E.I., Ontario fiddler Pierre Schryer,
and Quebec four-piece band Vertige featuring Martine Billette, which took home second prize.Cassie and Maggie's
30 minute performance earned a standing ovation and simply "blew us away" said judge Robyn Boyd.
First place was $2000 and promotion and airtime on Galaxie radio stations across Canada.
Cassie and Maggie are planning to put their winnings toward production of their second album, a followup to their
debut release "Fresh Heirs". The win caps off a busy summer which saw the girls as soloists in the
2011 Royal International Tattoo and touring throughout Canada and Bermuda. Their fall schedule includes
performances in Germany as well as a showcase at the 2011 Molson Canadian Music week in Yarmouth this November.
The full CD is now available to order through the site just go the the "Music" page where you'll find the information
on how to purchase Fresh Heirs and all the locations where it is available!
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