Welcome to MaxMacDonald.ca!

Max MacDonald

This site is all about my new CD right now. It also includes links to most of the wonderful Cape Breton artists who supported this project. I encourage you to check out their on line worlds as well.

I have also begun to post a number of Blogs I have written about Cape Breton music & culture.

I hope you take the time to listen to some of the audio clips from my CD on the site. OK, let’s be frank, I really hope that you buy the CD so I can record more of these incredible songs in the future.


Pick of the Week- Halifax Herald

Max MacDonald Songs of Home (Independent)

Sometimes the best ideas are the simple ones, so combining the rich, sonorous voice of Max MacDonald and the work of a dozen of his favourite Cape Breton composers on Songs of Home is a brilliant no-brainer.

Known for his work with Buddy and the Boys and The Cape Breton Summertime Revue, MacDonald has been busiest behind the scenes in recent years with Rave Entertainment and the Celtic Colours International Festival, but here he makes a welcome return to the microphone.

Max MacDonald’s first solo CD would be a great addition to any collection

By Dan MacDonald - The Cape Breton Post

Click to enlarge image ...The CD looks like an old 45, big hole in the centre, yellow label, grooves and all. The content is mostly memories and stories, crafted with care by a dozen of Cape Breton’s best writers. The singer is a veteran performer whose distinctive voice will bring back as many memories as the songs themselves.

Titled “Songs of Home: A Personal Tribute to Cape Breton Songwriters,” it’s the first solo project from Max MacDonald, famous for a long career as a member of Buddy & The Boys, the Rise & Follies of Cape Breton Island and the Cape Breton Summertime Revue. Max has been away from centre stage since 1994 and since that time he has occupied his time as one of the principles with Rave Entertainment and one of the founders of the highly successful Celtic Colours International Music Festival.

CD Coming Soon ...

By Dan MacDonald - The Cape Breton Post

While at the Celtic Colours office I had the chance to ask Max MacDonald (the festival’s marketing director) about the release of his forthcoming recording.

Yes, after all these years, Max has done his own CD. He picked songs from 12 Cape Breton composers and brought the writers in to sing backup on all the cuts. A very novel concept that produced some interesting results.

I just got to hear snippets of some cuts and I can’t wait to hear the final product. Max hopes to have everything ready for an official release in the next few weeks. This is something to look forward to.

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