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We never set out to be a band, but sometimes beautiful things take you by surprise. After discovering a shared love of Celtic music in 2016, backyard summer jams turned into countless hours of exploring tunes on cold winter evenings. As we delved into vast collections of rich music in the Celtic tradition, tune set after tune set came together and we discovered our own distinctive sound and interpretation of the melodies. With the addition of our own unique arrangements, The Bookends was formed.

Our music has always been a family affair. As we play, explore, and rehearse, the music is always accompanied by the sounds of our children playing together in the background. Our band name, “The Bookends” was chosen as it reflects our two families, practically mirror images of each other, coming together to enjoy our journey of music.

Earlier this year we released our first album Chapter One, a collection of favourite tunes from those countless hours of playing together. As we continue our exploration of Celtic and traditional music, we are excited to see what else we will discover and create along the way. We look forward to meeting you along our journey.

Chapter One can be found on our website at: thebookends.ca.

~Much love,
Cait & Pete Watson, Miriam & Errol Fischer
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