Award winning Canadian roots duo Madison Violet are making their return visit to the Shetland Folk Festival with their inspiring acoustic-pop, folk and country music. They've won fans all over the globe and this booking follows several requests by regular Shetland Folk Festival goers to have them back!
Following numerous requests by regular Shetland Folk Festival goers, the organising Committee are absolutely delighted to welcome back the highly popular Canadian roots duo, Madison Violet. Since their debut Festival appearance 5 years ago, Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have had a string of successes following the release of “No Fool for Trying” that same year.
They went on to win the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their track “The Ransom” (the only Canadians ever to do so), took home the Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, were nominated for multiple East Coast Music Awards and a 2010 JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year.
Although they seemingly made their mark that year, success was hard earned, having spent 5 years on the road building up a fan base across North America and Europe (including Shetland!) Their latest release in 2011, “The Good in Goodbye”, captures the duo’s growth and musical maturity. Their distinct take on iconic Americana inspired up-tempo melodies contrasts beautifully with their breathtakingly sweeping and personal lyrics.
This time Madision Violet are actually appearing as a four piece, joined by bassist Adrian Lawryshyn and multi instrumentalist Christine Bougie.