Growing up outside of St. Peter’s in a musical family, Cyril MacPhee was immersed in Cape Breton ceilidhs and heavily influenced by his father’s Scottish and Irish fiddling, country and bluegrass music, and folk singers like Stan Rogers. His varied musical influences—from the Beatles to Harry Hibbs—shows in his songwriting and musical style, a truly unique blend of folk, country and Celtic music. Over the past 20 years, Cyril has performed for audiences throughout Canada, the USA and in Scotland and Ireland and shared the stage with artists such as The Rankins, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Guthro, Ashley MacIsaac, Gordie Sampson, J.P. Cormier, Buddy MacDonald, Dave Gunning to name a few. A past Artist in Residence, Cyril has released five albums, three with the popular power-folk group Brakin’ Tradition and two as a solo artist. He was also featured on the 2016 compilation, Celtic Colours Live – Volume 4, performing Buddy MacDonald’s song “We Remember You Well” with legendary Scottish singer Archie Fisher.
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