“Here is a video I took of us singing a Gaelic song while driving through the Mojave Desert in California last year. After the weeks of snowstorms and shoveling it seems so strange to think that this past fall, we were singing a Gaelic song in the Mojave Desert.” -Mary Jane
Nova Scotians are getting the opportunity to further their study of Gaelic language and culture in Scotland. This bursary program is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Gaelic Affairs. Now in its third year, the program supports Nova Scotians attending language training in Scotland with travel, meal and accomodation costs or distance learning… Continue reading Communities, Culture and Heritage now accepting applications for Gaelic Language Bursary Program in Scotland
Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac will be performing in the Clean The Air concert on September 9th in Pictou. It is an incredibly important cause that they believe very strongly in. The best thing you can do is be informed, so please head over to the Clean The Mill website to find out what… Continue reading Clean The Air
Summer is the best time to be Gaelic…or to wish you were Gaelic! There is so much going on in Nova Scotia right now, from museum tours to traditional music performances. Mary Jane and Wendy have been all across the province and have even more summer dates lined up for fans: Storas a’ Bhaile at… Continue reading Summer is the best time to be Gaelic!
May is Gaelic Awareness Month in Nova Scotia…a great time to explore your roots!
A big congratulations to Mary Jane and Wendy on their East Coast Music Award win for Group Recording of the Year for their album Seinn. East Coast Music Week took place in Charlottetown, PEI from April 2-6 and featured dozens of live performances, an industry conference, and gala awards show.
The East Coast Music Association announced the 2014 ECMA award nominees in Charlottetown, PEI this morning and Mary Jane and Wendy are thrilled to have received a nomination for Group Recording of the Year for their album Seinn. The category is stacked with some serious East Coast talent – Acres and Acres, Les Hay Babies,… Continue reading 2014 ECMA award nomination
Mary Jane and Wendy won the 2013 Music Nova Scotia award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year this weekend in Sydney Cape Breton for Nova Scotia Music Week, and, only hours later as they were celebrating their victory, Seinn was named the Traditional Album of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music Awards. It’s been… Continue reading Seinn takes two awards on Sunday!
Roots Music Canada writer Andy Frank reviewed the 72-hour musical-mind gathering that was the 27th annual Folk Music Ontario (FMO, formerly OCFF). Mary Jane and Wendy made his Top 5 list of artists who left a powerful impression and nabbed Frank’s Favourite Folk In A Foreign Tongue. “Generally, when it comes to fiddle tunes, I’m… Continue reading Roots Music Canada FMO (OCFF) Review
Some pics I took whilst on a walk outside Knowlton Quebec , Celtic Harmonies Festival