Mac Morin — As with most Cape Breton musicians, music for Mac started early and was nurtured at home. Step dancing came first, with his earliest steps and guidance provided for by his mother, Mary Catherine, herself a noted dancer who toured the UK and performed at the the World Expo in Montreal in 1967. By 15, Mac was known as one of Cape Breton’s finest dancing performers and began teaching traditional dance in Cape Breton. Mac’s piano playing is as distinctive as his dancing. He has recorded and toured with many great performers including Yo Yo Ma, Natalie MacMaster, the Rankin Family, Ashley MacIsaac, Allison Krauss, Dianna Krall, the Cheiftains, and Art Garfunkle. On rare he is home in Cape Breton, he is highly sought after to lend his skills at dances, concerts, ceilidhs, and the odd house party.