Doug Lamey

Doug has studied and performed Cape Breton fiddle for most of his life, inspired from toddlerhood by his grandfather, legendary Bill Lamey and broadened by studies in Classical, Cape Breton, and Traditional Irish music at the Wheaton College Music Department (Norton, Massachusetts), the Gaelic College (St. Ann’s Bay, Cape Breton), the Ceilidh Trail School of Music (Inverness, Cape Breton), Boston College's Gaelic Roots Summer School, and The Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School (San Francisco, California). During this period he played in innumerable ceilidhs, kitchens and parlors throughout the Greater Boston area, and larger venues such as Club Passim, the Irish Connections Festival, and BCMFest. Since then, Doug has performed at many concerts and festivals throughout North America, including the Lowell Folk Festival, Celtic Colours International Festival, the Washington D.C. Irish Festival, and the New Hampshire Highland Games. He recorded a CD in 2009 as a member of the band Tri (“Among Friends/A-measg Chàirdean”), and has been on Brian O'Donovan's Celtic Sojourn - WGBH Radio Boston, as well as NECN's CoffeeHouse and Bob MacEachern's Highland Fling on 101.5 The Hawk, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Upon his move to Cape Breton, Doug celebrated with a solo album, "A Step Back in Time." Doug's playing has a solid rhythmic beat that’s the key to the great Cape Breton-style fiddling, and his love of the music clearly shines through. Doug currently resides in Glendale, Cape Breton, with his wife Kaitlin and three children, playing his violin at ceilidhs, various kitchens, and venues across the island. He is available as a band musician or solo performer, and gives fiddle lessons to students of all ages.

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