Bonny Jean MacDonald grew up in the Mabou area. The now professional massage therapist has been playing Cape Breton fiddle music since she was a child. Over the years, she has played for countless square dances, concerts, and ceilidhs. She played with the popular Celtic rock band, Kilt, which received a nomination at the East Coast Music Awards. She is also a member of the band Crossfire which she formed with three of her cousins in 2004.