Finlaggan is a group of seasoned Canadian Celtic musicians who have each been entertaining audiences across Canada and around the world. Together, they take audiences on a transatlantic odyssey of Celtic music, visiting the traditions of Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton and uniting them though poignant original songs and lively traditional dance tunes. From the kitchen to the concert hall, Finlaggan is unforgettable.
Born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Nathan Bishop MacDonald is an accomplished singer and songwriter who brings the Celtic tradition of his home to life for audiences across Canada through his music on guitar, bodhran and whistle. Nathan's song Merchant Marine was the theme song of the CBC drama On Convoy and has become a sing-a-long standard in the Canadian Celtic scene. His Americana-tinged song Without You received honourable mention in the International Songwriting Competition.
Paul Gribbon is a multi-instrumentalist whose passion for the Uilleann pipes led him to study in County Clare, Ireland. Paul has performed across Canada, including as a guest performer with the Chieftains, the Canadian Celtic Choir, and Rant Maggie Rant.
Ontario fiddler Devon Martene is a classically-trained musician with a Masters in Music Performance from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He picked up the fiddle at age 5, was winning fiddle competitions by age 12, and released his first solo album at age 16.
Originally from Nova Scotia, via Argyllshire Scotland, Allan Eaton has been piping for more than 50 years in Canada, Great Britain and Europe. A former Pipe Major of three pipe bands in Canada and Germany, Allan has performed for Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II on numerous occasions, including the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2000 and 2012. Pipe Sergeant/Acting Pipe Major of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) Pipes and Drums, Allan is also the co-founder and instructor of the world's first blind pipes and drums band.