Studio Session: Cassie and Maggie

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald create a unique blend of traditional folk, country, and Celtic sensibilities with an injection of youthful energy and top-notch musicianship.

Back in the day, people would lay willow wands beneath their pillow when they struggled to cope with strong feelings. “They would dream through it in the night and be better in the morning,” explains Maggie MacDonald. “That’s why it’s associated with grief.”

The willow’s powerfully emotional, innately flexible role as folk symbol inspired Nova Scotia-born duo Cassie and Maggie MacDonald’s latest, most exploratory album yet, The Willow Collection.

You can hear an example of their unique sound in the video above.

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