September 25, 2015
The first time Doris Mason saw Scott Macmillan play the guitar, she remarked “That’s the fastest playing I’ve ever seen!!!”
He was performing in a Band called “RockTalk” and man, could he make his axe sing.That was an auspicious beginning of a long and interesting musical friendship.
They share a diversity in as many styles as one can name,but favour celtic ,folk, blues and jazz. Scott has published his own book of original celtic music,called “ScoobieTunes”,and recorded a series of CD’s –“The Minnie Sessions”, on which Doris performed… Vol.1. Doris grew up singing and chording on the piano to her dad’s fiddle as well as spending 10 yrs. with “The Rise and Follies” and “The Cape Breton Summertime Revue.”
Since then,both have been a vital part of the Atlantic Canadian Music scene, including Scott’s Arrangements for Symphony Nova Scotia’s “Pop’s Series”. Ms.Mason has also had many featured performances with S.N.S., appeared on the “Stan Rogers Tribute CD”,and countless other projects. Scott produced Doris’ solo CD-“Photograph”.
Mason and Macmillan are looking forward to taking to the stage together,reminiscing and performing songs,strasthpeys,jigs and reels!