Summer is the best time to be Gaelic! | July 22nd 2014

Summer is the best time to be Gaelic…or to wish you were Gaelic!

There is so much going on in Nova Scotia right now, from museum tours to traditional music performances. Mary Jane and Wendy have been all across the province and have even more summer dates lined up for fans:

Storas a’ Bhaile at Highland Village Museum, Iona NS, August 11-12
Cloggeroo Island Folk Festival, Georgetown PEI, August 23

Click here for more show details.

Mary Jane and Wendy win ECMA Group Recording of the Year | April 7th 2014

A big congratulations to Mary Jane and Wendy on their East Coast Music Award win for Group Recording of the Year for their album Seinn. East Coast Music Week took place in Charlottetown, PEI from April 2-6 and featured dozens of live performances, an industry conference, and gala awards show.

2014 ECMA award nomination | February 18th 2014

The East Coast Music Association announced the 2014 ECMA award nominees in Charlottetown, PEI this morning and Mary Jane and Wendy are thrilled to have received a nomination for Group Recording of the Year for their album Seinn. The category is stacked with some serious East Coast talent – Acres and Acres, Les Hay Babies, Paper Lions, and The Trews – together, we’d have quite a kitchen party!

Thank you to the ECMA and congratulations to all the nominees! We’re looking forward to seeing you in Charlottetown in April.

Seinn takes two awards on Sunday! | November 12th 2013

Mary Jane and Wendy won the 2013 Music Nova Scotia award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year this weekend in Sydney Cape Breton for Nova Scotia Music Week, and, only hours later as they were celebrating their victory, Seinn was named the Traditional Album of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

It’s been a busy year for the ladies with shows in the UK, the US, and at home in Canada and things show no signs of slowing down. Thank you to Music Nova Scotia, the members, and the Canadian Folk Music Awards for a memorable weekend!

Roots Music Canada FMO (OCFF) Review | October 24th 2013

Roots Music Canada writer Andy Frank reviewed the 72-hour musical-mind gathering that was the 27th annual Folk Music Ontario (FMO, formerly OCFF). Mary Jane and Wendy made his Top 5 list of artists who left a powerful impression and nabbed Frank’s Favourite Folk In A Foreign Tongue.

“Generally, when it comes to fiddle tunes, I’m in the Wendell Ferguson camp; he often performs a song called Throw Another Fiddle on the Fire. I also don’t have any Gaelic records anywhere near my music collection. However, Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac’s 2013 recording Seinn is such a joy to behold, and their live performance at Saturday night’s Official Showcase was even finer. Performing as a quartet – including East Coast Music Award’s Musician’s Achievement Award selection, Cathy Porter – Mary Jane and Wendy’s set left me awestruck.” – Roots Music Canada

Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations | September 27th 2013

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac have received multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for their album Seinn, including Ensemble of the Year, Traditional Album of the Year, and Mary Jane received a nomination for Traditional Singer of the Year.

The CFMA weekend begins on November 8 and runs through to November 10, culminating in the bilingual gala awards presentation at the University of Calgary’s University Theatre. For more information about the CFMA and the complete list of nominations, visit folkawards.ca