Rest in Peace Dougie MacDonald

Rest in Peace Dougie MacDonald

Renowned Cape Breton fiddler and songwriter, Dougie MacDonald, passed away on Dec. 26 as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. He was 41 years old. Dougie was committed to preserving Celtic music and culture in Cape Breton and around the world. The man and his music will be missed.

Re: Rest in Peace Dougie MacDonald

Damn we’ve had a string of untimely deaths amongst traditional fiddlers! So sorry to hear this–deepest condolences to his family and friends. His tunes spread far and wide–we’ll play a few of his tonight here in Montana.

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Re: Rest in Peace Dougie MacDonald

Thank you for your post…..and those who wish to view a memory album or leave a tribute may visit:
www.mem.com and enter his name….Douglas Ian MacDonald.

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One of my favorite tunes of Dougie’s is Broadcove Bride (posted here https://thesession.org/tunes/4713), recorded by Solas.

Thanks for the memorial link. Such a loss….

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What a shame. His poor wife and son.

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Another huge loss for Canadian traditional music. His compositions will live on.

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What a loss to us all. Rest in peace, Dougie.

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A great loss, and sadly not the first time Cape Breton’s roads have taken a life… This is sad news…