Howie MacDonald

Howie MacDonald

Howie MacDonald is a well-respected fiddler from Westmount, Cape Breton County. He has been a performer as long as he can remember. Whether at a family gathering or an international concert hall, Howie's job was always to entertain. He has released eleven albums and a DVD and spent many years touring and recording with the Rankin Family. Howie has expanded his talents and gained popularity as a comedian recently for his roles in musical comedy revues Island Mania, Howie's Celtic Brew, The Dance Last Night, and the Cape Breton Summertime Revue. An accomplished piano player who has accompanied just about everyone on the island, Howie is also very much in demand for dances, concerts, ceilidhs and recording sessions.

In May of 2019 Howie released a brand new CD titled "Shades of Tartan."

Upcoming Events

Getting Primed: Afternoon Pub at the College

Getting Primed: Afternoon Pub at the College

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College – Great Hall of the Clans

Come out for the 'Getting Primed' pub sessions on-site at Colaisde na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic College. Live music, hot food, and cold beer are all…

June 28, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Evening Pub at the Red Shoe

Evening Pub at the Red Shoe

Red Shoe Pub

KitchenFest! is thrilled to once again have the Red Shoe back for festival year 11, a true hot spot for live music and good times.…

July 1, 2024
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Pub Night at the Doryman

Pub Night at the Doryman

Doryman Pub & Grill

A KitchenFest! experience isn't complete without a big night at the Doryman! Dig into some local cuisine, bask in the beauty of this waterside village,…

July 2, 2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Pub Night at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn

Pub Night at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn

Bras d’Or Lakes Inn

This beautiful and popular venue provides the perfect conditions for a sweet eve of great live music. At a pub night, you can expect lively…

July 3, 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Pub Night at the Old Triangle

Pub Night at the Old Triangle

The Old Triangle Pub

A lively location overlooking Sydney’s waterfront, the Old Triangle is a prime spot for KitchenFest! At a pub night, you can expect lively tunes, sweet…

July 5, 2024
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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