Kenneth MacKenzie

Kenneth MacKenzie

Kenneth is a piper and fiddler from Mabou Coal Mines, Cape Breton Island. He grew up speaking Gaelic and surrounded by Gaelic culture and tradition bearers. He credits older brother Angus and John MacLean as the biggest influences on his piping, which is well-known for its irresistible drive and lively, traditional feel. In 2010, Kenneth was the recipient of the Celtic Colours Drive’ers Award and released the ECMA-nominated album Pìob is Fidheall (Pipes and Fiddle) with his brother Angus. Kenneth has also recorded with Natalie MacMaster, Brenda Stubbert, Dawn and Margie Beaton, Chrissy Crowley, Kinnon Beaton, Joanne MacIntyre and others. Kenneth tours with his brothers Angus and Calum and also as a member of the Beaton Sisters' Band and his music has taken him through Canada and the US, Ireland, Scotland and the UK, Australia and Central America. He currently resides in Mabou and works as an engineer when he's not enjoying his music.

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