Miller – MacDonald – Cormier and the Celtic Music of Cape Breton on Saturday, May 18

Coming up next are the fine young trio, Miller – MacDonald – Cormier playing the Celtic music of Cape Breton! The show will be Saturday, May 18 in Beckman Institute Auditorium at 8:00 PM. You may have caught them here at Caltech a couple of years ago, when they performed as “Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald,” backed by Zakk Cormier. They are officially a trio on this tour, with a new name, but the same great musicianship, featuring Ben with the Scottish Lowland pipes, Anita playing Cape Breton style fiddle (along with a little singing and dancing), and Zakk Cormier, from Prince Edward Island, on guitar. They join together the threads of Old and New World traditions, while constantly exploring new ways to bring their two traditions closer together. Now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. they have a new recording together, South Haven, in which they have created a powerful sound, transcending the boundaries between Cape Breton, Scottish, and Acadian traditions. They have been described as “playful, poignant, and passionate all at once” as well as “fresh, yet totally traditional.” Their performances are a unique blend of driving dance music transcending boundaries – equally at home at a kitchen ceilidh or on a late night festival stage. In 2018-2019, they have been nominated for 4 awards, including ROOTS TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, and INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR. They will definitely get your feet moving. If you like Celtic music, you are sure to love this concert!

Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. They can be purchased on the phone (626-395-4652) with a credit card (a service charge will be added per order), purchased at the Caltech Public Events Ticket Office in the Spalding Building (California Blvd. and Wilson Avenue) for face value (open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm.), or purchased at the door for cash or check (no credit cards.) Online tickets can be purchased here (service charge will be added per ticket). Join our mailing list and you’ll be informed about all of our shows!

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Tickets: $20 / $5 for Caltech students and children


Here’s a bit about parking if you haven’t been to one of our shows for awhile:  There will be the usual limited parking right behind the large Beckman Auditorium- It is OK to park in slots with names on weekends and evenings, but the lot may fill up, depending on what other events may be taking place on the Caltech campus.  This is the best place to park for the handicapped (try to come a little early- email us at if you need help planning your visit). The parking lots between Michigan and Wilson have been closed- a new building is rapidly rising at the southeast corner of Wilson and Del Mar.  The most reliable parking will be on Wilson Avenue, either on the street or in the two parking structures just south of Del Mar Avenue, across the street from Beckman Institute.   One structure is just north of the Institute at 341 S. Wilson Avenue, and the other, 405 S. Wilson, is just a bit south of the Institute.   Rest assured that after 5PM on weekdays, and all day on weekends, you can park for free in these structures, despite signs that allude to the more restricted parking rules during the day on weekdays.   You are permitted to park in slots that have names on them here as well.  From the structures, walk around the big lawn (much of which is currently fenced in for the building projet to the north) in front of Beckman Institute and you will recognize where to go.  On this map, we are suggesting that you park in structures #123 and #124 in the upper left. Beckman Institute is building #74, just to the east (right).  If you need help figuring this out, try calling (626) 616-4559