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“Roots to the Future” returns to Celtic Colours!

September 19th, 2012

Roots the Future: Friday October 12th at 7:30 at the Big Pond Community Hall
Carmel Mikol
Colin Grant
Rachel Davis
Darren McMullen
Carmen Townsend
Keith Mullins
Kenneth MacKenzie

I couldn’t be more excited to announce the return of the Roots to the Future new creation project at Celtic Colours International Festival this year! Roots to the future is new and old: contemporary songwriting meets traditional tune making. It represents how young artists are interpreting, re-inventing and carrying the spirit and tradition of Cape Breton music.

Roots to the future began in 2010 when I had an idea: I wanted to know if other songwriters and  non-trad cape Breton artists were using those celtic influences in their own modern music like I was… and Celtic Colours Int’l Festival wanted to know too!

The 2010 Roots show, with an amazing line up of eight young Cape Breton artists sparked an array of new compositions.
This year, we have another great line up of diverse artists – some of the strongest members of the traditional music community matched with award-winning songwriters.

You don’t want to miss what happens when fiddler Colin Grant and multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen hang out with a folkie
songwriter like me.  Or percussionist and songwriter Keith Mullins pairs up with fiddler Rachel Davis.  Or how about when we put rocker Carmen Townsend in the same rooms as piper Kenneth MacKenzie? There’s a lot of new music happening at Roots to the Future this year!

Come see us: Friday October 12th at 7:30pm at the Big Pond Community Fire Hall.
Tickets and info at

Here’s a sneak peek: