I have been working with Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald for nearly two years as a grant writer, marketing manager for their South Haven album release, and, as of two months ago, their artist manager. It’s an exciting time and there’s lots to look forward to. Speaking of which, there’s even more fun news to share!
Ben and Anita released a new music video for their rousing rendition of the traditional Gaelic song “Alasdair nan Stòp”. The song is the second single from their record and is performed by Ben, Anita, and guitarist Zakk Cormier. The music video is produced by Darcy Campbell and his team at NovaStream Productions and takes place at their studio in the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation in Sydney, Cape Breton.
Ben, Anita, and Zakk are busy preparing for their performances at East Coast Music Week in Charlottetown from May 1-5. I’ll be there too! Their showcase is on the ECMA Trinity Sessions Warner Roots stage at Trinity Church on Saturday, May 4, and they’re performing at the ECMA Celtic Brunch on May 5 at the PEI Brewing Company along with Vishtèn and Còig. Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald are nominated for the newly minted ECMA Award for Gaelic Artist of the Year, and their album South Haven is nominated for the ECMA Award Instrumental Recording of the Year.
Exciting times indeed!