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Cassie and Maggie CD The Willow Collection
Nominated For 2 ECMA's 2018-Roots Traditional Recording and Group
By John Gavin, Tuesday, February 06, 2018


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Cassie and Maggie MacDonald Celtic Music Performers from Halifax, Nova Scotia, have released their new CD in 2016 entitled, The Willow Collection.

The sisters have received several nominations and awards over the years, and they are among the top musical acts in demand on the Irish/American and Canadian music scene.

The new CD, The Willow Collection, showcases not only their musical ability, but the dept and variety of their musicianship. They perform gifted harmonies and the album is magnificent. It tests the boundaries of traditional folksounds with each song celebrating the symbolic tree.

There are 11 tracks on the CD and here are the titles:

Hangman - Seilleach (Shal-Loch) - Let No Man Steal Your Thyme

Strip The Willow Set - Blue Willow - The Willow Lullaby

The Salley Garden Set - Nobleman's Wedding - Down In The Willow Garden

The Willow Hits - Turn Me Gentle When I'm Dying

Musicians helping the sisters on the CD were:

Dave Gunning, guitar, acoustic bass, electric bass, banjo, harmony vocals, keyboards, additional percussion-Andrew Sneddon,dobro, weissenborn guitar-Kris MacFarlane, percussion-Alex Meade, electric bass, percussion, guitar.

Cassie MacDonald: fiddle (all tracks), harmony vocals, stepdancing

Maggie MacDonald: guitar (all tracks), piano, lead vocals, harmony vocals, accordion.

All tracks except 2 & 4 were produced and recorded by Dave Gunning. Tracks 2 & 4 were produced by Alex Meade

Atlantic Seabreeze gives this awesome album a full 5 star+ rating out of 5 stars. We can forsee many nominations and awards for this album.

For more information regarding this album, refer to the above posted website address.