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Canadian Celtic sensation, The Cottars, will release Feast February 9 on Rounder Records.  Featuring the traditional Gaelic song “Goodnight to You” (Oidhche Mhath Leibh), the contemporary folk tune “Song for Stephen Foster” by Gordon Lightfoot, and two new original compositions, “On a Pier” and “Hymn for N” by founding band member Fiona MacGillivray, Feast creates a bridge from the deep Scottish and Irish beginnings of Cape Breton Celtic music to a new emerging roots music; one that blends American folk music with Celtic overtones as well as age old instrumental and vocal material with fresh new compositions.  With an undeniably solid musical base and the vibrancy that comes with The Cottars’ youthful artistry, Feast leads the way in an evolving genre.

Since , their successful 2006 Rounder album, the band has undergone changes, and returns with a solid roster, including original members Ciarán & Fiona MacGillivray on vocals, piano, guitar, tin whistle, Irish bouzouki, Irish flute, bodhrán, and Celtic harp (not to mention step-dance), as well as new members 18-year old Claire Pettit on violin, viola, vocals, compositions and dance, and Bruce Timmons, one of the most respected accompanists in the Maritimes today on lead guitar.

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