Dawn, a native of Mabou, Cape Breton, came into music naturally. Beginning with dance at age 4, fiddle would soon follow and she hasn’t stopped since. She has learned from fiddlers like Stan Chapman and Fr. Angus Morris, and has taught in both one-on-one and group sessions for over 15 years. Dawn works as Artistic Director of the Celtic Colours International Festival.
Margie first took an interest in the traditional culture of the area through the means of dance, enrolling in lessons at the age of 4. Always hearing the music and seeing family and friends take part made it seem a natural fit, Margie coming from a long history of musicians, singers, and dancers. Fiddle and piano would come in later years, each fostering new appreciation and skill in the other. Partnered most often with sister Dawn, the two redheads from Mabou have been dancing, playing, learning and teaching ever since, fortunate to perform and instruct both locally and internationally. Now, combining schooling and love for the culture, Margie works in marketing/design at the Gaelic College.