Canis Major Music is focused on internationally touring artists that perform with heart, enthusiasm, and outstanding talent.
We are based in the northeastern United States with a petite team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals in the US and Canada who are passionate about the music we sell.
We are collaborative in spirit and in action.
We are for Presenters: Whether Celtic, Québécois, East Coast Canadian, global roots, or jazz, we curate a list of outstanding touring artists that will enliven your festival or performing arts season.
We are for Artists: Looking for a dedicated team that cares with a whole heart and works hard to support all that you do? This is what we offer with our booking and management services.
Agent and Manager
Danielle is passionate about all forms of traditional dance and music, especially Celtic and French rooted forms, with a special affinity for vocal traditions. She dances competitively in Scottish Highland, and is an active participant in step dancing and social dance in Canada. She hosts house concerts and workshops in her personal studio space, The Ceilidh Barn; is a board member and Treasurer with Young Tradition Vermont; and has trained in classical voice. Having built a strong foundation working in the arts as a booking agent with the world leader in global roots music representation, coupled with her experience in development and administration for theaters, she is uniquely poised to represent artists with integrity and an honest, collaborative approach.
Eric McDonald grew up in the Boston area and studied mandolin performance at Berklee College of Music, eventually discovering DADGAD guitar. He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer with several projects involving fellow internationally-touring musicians. Over the past ten years, he has performed at festivals, camps, theaters and concert series across North America and Europe, with acts such as Cantrip, Kalos, The Outside Track, Daymark, the Chris Norman Ensemble, and accompanied renowned fiddlers Andrea Beaton, Wendy MacIsaac and Katie McNally. In addition to his own musical endeavors, Eric is an avid lover and follower of traditional and world music. A decade of managing and booking his own projects has well-prepared him for his work as an agent. He is honored to be among the musical and administrative team at Canis Major Music.