Buddy MacDonald

Buddy MacDonald

Buddy is making a very welcome return to Perthshire Amber....we all missed him in 2018!!

Buddy's career as a singer, song-writer and entertainer, began thirty years ago. Born and brought up on the Northern Shores of Cape Breton Island, he was exposed at an early age, to the singing and story telling of some of the great Celtic singers of his native Island. Much of his song-writing is still influenced by this style he was so familiar with as a young boy. Over the years he has travelled and entertained audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, performing as a solo act and in different combinations with other musicians from Cape Breton. He has performed on stage with many of Eastern Canada's traditional artists such as Natalie MacMaster, Howie Mac Donald, Ashley MacIssac, Dave MacIssac, John Allan Cameron and more.

Since Celtic Colours International Festival began in 1997, Buddy has been the host of the late night Festival Club, and he has performed all over the Island with musicians from all over the world, including Scotland's Dougie MacLean and Archie Fisher, Ireland's Tommy Makem and Michael Black, and a host of others. Buddy's songs, along with his own recordings, have been performed and recorded by artists throughout the country. His material has been recorded by such artists as John Allan Cameron, McGinty, Dave Gunning, theatrical casts of the Summertime Revue, cast of the Toronto production "Needfire", which played for months to sold out crowds in Toronto, Canada. Buddy continues to tour and chase audiences to wherever they will sit down and listen. Whether in a small country hall, pub, festival or concert theatre, his love of writing, singing and entertaining comes across to bridge the gap between performer and listener. You will find yourself singing along, clapping along and feeling very glad you came.


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