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Buddy MacDonald wins ECMA Stompin' Tom Award

The East Coast Music Awards have announced their 2022 Honourary Award Recipients.

Buddy MacDonald from Cape Breton is a Stompin' Tom award winner.

The Stompon' Tom Award was created to honour those musicians and music scene supporters who’ve worked tirelessly on the road and behind the scenes to further the presence and quality of East Coast music.

Here's the ECMA press release:

Esteemed Cape Breton singer-songwriter Buddy MacDonald has been entertaining audiences for more than 45 years.

He was exposed at an early age to the singing and storytelling of some of the great singers of his native Island.

Much of his songwriting is still influenced by this style that he was so familiar with as a young boy on the North Shore, and his songs have been performed and recorded by artists around the world.

Buddy has entertained audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, performing as a solo act and in different combinations with other musicians from Cape Breton including Natalie MacMaster, Howie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, Dave MacIsaac, and John Allan Cameron among many others.

Since Celtic Colours started in 1997, Buddy has been the host of the late night Festival Club, and has performed all over the island with musicians from all over the world including Scotland’s Dougie MacLean and Archie Fisher, and Ireland’s Tommy Makem and Michael Black.

Whether in a small country hall, pub, festival or concert theatre, Buddy’s love of writing, singing and entertaining comes across to bridge the gap between performer and listener.

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