Cassie and Maggie MacDonald Announce the Release of ‘The Willow Collection’ and 2017 Spring Maritime Tour Dates


[HALIFAX] – Nova Scotian sisters Cassie & Maggie MacDonald announce the release of their latest album, “The Willow Collection” and Maritime album tour dates. Cassie & Maggie are lighting up the world with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic Roots music. No wonder Live Ireland Radio awarded them their prestigious “Female Singer of the Year” award in 2016.

The band has been awarded numerous awards, including Live Ireland Radio’s 2015 “New Group of the Year;” Chicago Irish-American Newspaper’s “Female Vocal Album of the Year;” the Independent Music Awards “World Song of the Year” nomination; as well as recipients of multiple Canadian Folk Music, East Coast Music, and Music Nova Scotia Award nominations.

Cassie and Maggie are ready to embark on a Maritime album launch tour, which kicks off at The Old Triangle in Halifax on March 3. “Be it their foot percussion accompanying driving Nova Scotian sets, or their perfect blend of sibling harmonies, added to a stunning interplay with various instruments, a musical evening spent with Cassie and Maggie is a great night, altogether… Their new album, The Willow Collection “showcases not only their musical ability, but the depth and variety of their musicianship” (

“Nova Scotian sisters Cassie & Maggie are among the top musical acts in demand on the Irish/American/Canadian scene” (Irish Music Magazine)

“If Cassie and Maggie’s reason for titling this album The Willow Collection was to attach the aura of human emotion to the music, they did right, the songs ranging from heartbreakingly beautiful and soft to loud and boisterous” – FRANK GUTCH JR. (No Depression)

March 3 @ 8:00pm – Album Launch Concert, Old Triangle (Upstairs), Halifax, NS

March 4 @ 7:30pm Album Launch Concert, Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique, Cape Breton (NS)

March 5 @ 3:00pm Album Launch Concert, St. James United Church, Antigonish, NS

March 10 @ 7:30pm Album Launch Concert, Old Triangle (Upstairs), Charlottetown, PEI

March 11 @ 8:00pm Album Launch Concert, Empress Theatre, Moncton, NB

March 12 @ 7:00pm Album Launch Concert, West Dublin Hall, LaHave, NS

You can follow Cassie and Maggie over on their website here.

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