East Coast Music

East Coast Music

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Profile

  • Band Type:   Country/Folk
  • Show/Info:   Brian Tahaney is a guitar fiddle and tenor banjo player, Dan is a fiddler from Cape Breton and Ross plays Irish pipes and flute
  • Achievements:   Dan MacDonald band leader performs in theaters, folk festivals, folk clubs and all over North America, Europe and the UK . 2018 Nominee – Solo Artist of the Year, Canadian Folk Music Awards
  • Performs:   Guitar fiddle & tenor banjo Cape Breton fiddler Irish pipes and flute

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Biography

Guitar/Banjo, Fiddler, Irish Pipes/Flute

Brian Tahaney is a guitar fiddle and tenor banjo player, Dan is a fiddler from Cape Breton and Ross plays Irish pipes and flute. Dan is a traditional Scottish and Irish fiddle player. Originally from Ironville, Cape Breton, Dan MacDonald began playing the fiddle at a young age, under the instruction of his father, Lloyd MacDonald, himself a well-known and respected Cape Breton fiddler. His early immersion in the strong musical culture of Cape Breton Island informs his now diverse musical voice, which has grown in strength and scope as he has traveled the globe and worked with a myriad of musicians of all styles.

Trio and Experience

Coming from a family of fiddle players in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, his music is deeply rooted in tradition. Dan continues this tradition not only by performing in theaters, folk festivals, folk clubs and on recordings all over North America, Europe and the UK but also by teaching fiddle and violin to students of all ages and backgrounds. 2018 Nominee – Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year, Canadian Folk Music Awards