Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald Concert-Ceilidh and Workshops

Sunday, January 28, 2018 (All day)
SimonHolt Restaurant: 6582 Applecross Rd., Nanaimo

CApe Breton Concert Ceilidh


Sunday, January 28th - 7:00 P.M.

SimonHolt Restaurant: 6582 Applecross Rd., Nanaimo   

Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald join together, blending the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle, with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes. Combining their creative vision with influences from Old and New World Gaelic traditions, they create a powerful sound, heralded as:

"... One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today."  - CBC Main Street (Nova Scotia, CAN).


Music workshops and session (jam) will precede the concert during the day and afternoon.

*Workshops 11:00am to 4:15pm: Gaelic Song, Fiddle (two levels), Smallpipes, Guitar, Stepdance, Acadian Foot Percussion. Proposed schedule and venues below--offerings subject to registration. Pre-register for workshops NOW by calling (250) 758-0208. cost: $15/hr or $50 for the full day of workshops. NOTE: Concert tickets sold separately (see basket below), or by calling and reserving seats alongside workshop and pre-paying by email transfer.

*Session (drop in by donation)@ SIMONHOLT Restaurant: 4:30 to 6pm

REMINDER: Seating is guaranteed for 7:00 seating from concert, but not before, unless you have dinner reservations. To reserve a table for dinner call SimonHolt  250.933.3338.


Ben, Anita & Zakk Workshops

(proposed schedule)



507 Westview Place



Gaelic Song



Fiddle 1 (Beginner/Novice)



Fiddle 2 (Intermediate/Advanced)

Cape Breton Pipes (style & small pipes)


Guitar Accompaniment

Cape Breton Step Dance


Celtic Jam Session at  SIMONHOLT








Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald CONCERT $25.00