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Celtic Connections 2009

Mary Jane Lamond

“A sharing of gold is but brief, but a sharing of song lasts long.”
- Gaelic Proverb Mary Jane Lamond is a sharer of songs, stories and spirit. This sharing has garnered Mary Jane numerous JUNO and East Coast Music award nominations, critical acclaim, and a worldwide audience. Her latest recording, SEINN, is released on September 18. It reflects the great love and respect that Mary Jane and Wendy have for Nova Scotia tradition, and for each other.

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Lori Watson

Lori Watson is a singer and fiddle player who plays Celtic and Borders influenced music. Her band includes her brother Innes on guitar and Fiona Young on accordion. Barry Reid also accompanies Lori with his guitar on the CD ':Three'. She has played with and supported an extensive list of artists, such as Cara Dillon, John Smith, Brian McNeill, Aly Bain, Cathal McConnell, Duncan Chisholm, Karine Polwart, Dick Gaughan The Unusual Suspects and Scottish Women.

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Christine Tobin

Christine Tobin won Best Vocalist in the BBC Jazz Awards 2008 - at the culmination of her successful 15 date UK spring tour for the release of her critically-acclaimed new release "Secret Life of a Girl" “a jewel of the London jazz scene, streets ahead of the pack… She should be on a global stage, rubbing shoulders with fellow troubadours like Cave, Mitchell and Cohen.” **** John L Walters The Guardian, May 08

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Dirk Powell

BIOGRAPHY “Dirk’s got great subtlety, tremendous feel, and he’s very loose and very modern, in the best sense of the word.” ---T-Bone Burnett Dirk Powell has expanded on the deeply rooted sounds of his Appalachian heritage to become one of the preeminent traditional American musicians of his generation. In addition to acclaimed releases on Rounder Records, he’s recorded and performed with artists such as Loretta Lynn...

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Kim Edgar

Edinburgh-based singer/songwriter Kim Edgar released her debut album, butterflies and broken glass, on 25th February 2008.

It’s no surprise that Kim describes the album as a set of short stories, rather than songs, with a collection of children’s stories and a degree in English Language & Literature under her belt:

“I hope that these stories about the everyday, in its beauty and its broken-ness, will tell a familiar story to many people - to those who have observed acts of kindness as well as acts of cruelty, and those who find hope in life’s details.”

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