11/08/2019: Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald presented by Celtic Roots - Bangor Arts Exchange
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11/08/2019: Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald presented by Celtic Roots

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald live at the Bangor Arts Exchange!

Presented by Celtic Roots Music Series & Launchpad

Bangor Arts Exchange – Ballroom

Doors: 6:30pm  / Music: 7:00pm

Admission: $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show – *plus applicable ticketing fees

All Ages / GA Seated

Tickets for this show are on sale Friday 7/26 at 10AM

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Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald live at the Bangor Arts Exchange!

Presented by Celtic Roots Music Series & Launchpad

Bangor Arts Exchange – Ballroom

Doors: 6:30pm  / Music: 7:00pm

Admission: $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show – *plus applicable ticketing fees

All Ages / GA Seated

Tickets for this show are on sale Friday 7/26 at 10AM

*Online sales end at 5PM on 11/7. Tickets available at the door unless “Sold Out” announcement is made. Tickets at the door will be sold as capacity allows even after a sell out.*

**Limited capacity* Buying in advance is a good thing.

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald have become renowned across Canada and further afield, for their synergistic approach to traditional Scottish music. Blending Scottish Lowland pipes with Cape Breton fiddle, Gaelic song and step-dance, Ben and Anita join together the threads of Old and New World traditions, while constantly exploring new ways to bring their instruments closer together. Their music has been hailed as “Playful, poignant, and passionate all at once” — “Fresh, yet totally traditional.” 

As well as performing as a duo, Ben and Anita tour as a trio with their latest project, Miller – MacDonald – Cormier. This project formed as a collaboration with Zakk Cormier, an Acadian multi-instrumentalist from Prince Edward Island. A dynamic musician with deep roots in his own Franco-Celtic tradition, Zakk brings his talents as a sympathetic guitar accompanist, as well as the driving rhythms of Acadian foot-percussion.

With their new album, “South Haven“, this trio has created a powerful sound, transcending the boundaries between Cape Breton, Scottish, and Acadian traditions. Their live show has captivated audiences across the globe, from British Columbia and California, to Austria and Denmark.

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR (2018) 
Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

ROOTS TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (2018) 
Music Nova Scotia Award Nominee

GAELIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR (2019) 
East Coast Music Award Nominee

INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR (2019)
East Coast Music Award Nominee

The Celtic Roots Music Series at BAE is designed to promote, support, and connect a variety of Celtic Arts and Traditions, while highlighting Bangor’s position as a hub of Celtic Heritage.

Launchpad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Arts Incubator focused on developing the arts & creative economy in Maine through its work with emerging artists, partner organizations and Creative Placemaking initiatives.

Live music showcases at the Bangor Arts Exchange (BAE) features performing artists that you should know about. BAE is a collaborative project of the non-profit Launchpad and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

193 Exchange Street | Downtown Bangor – more info at (207) 200-6881 or www.wearelaunchpad.org

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