"Timeless and infinitely tasteful, West of Mabou's self-titled album simply soars to the skies."
"The group successfully combines traditional Celtic sounds with a very modern sensibility, making the music both beguiling and accessible. (I would be surprised if anyone can stay seated when they play live!)."
"Lively, Celtic music highlighted by its virtuoso fiddle players and jubilant attitude."
"Great band. Great CD... I can't stop listening."
"I can't help but think that a live gig with West Of Mabou would have you dancing on your chairs, swirling your partners around the dance floor never pausing for breath, and moving hearts and feet to the wee hours."
"West of Mabou lifts the jaunty tunes of the Scottish Highlands to a new loftiness."
"Masterful musicianship...West of Mabou will continue to charm audiences with their impossible to sit-still tempos and their ability to fold Celtic sounds with modern inflections into a recipe for dance."


One of CBC Saskatchewan's 2017 Artists to Watch, West of Mabou performs lively dance music steeped in the rich traditions of Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle and pipe tunes.

Based in Saskatchewan, Canada, the band unites the talents of Scott Benson (fiddle), Roberta Wallace (fiddle), Alex Rasmussen (pipes/whistles), Justin Easton (guitar), and Jared Dormer (drums).

Each of the members is an experienced performer in their own right, having performed at festivals, competitions, pubs, and ceilidhs around the world, including the World Pipe Band Championships, Canmore Highland Games, Western Canadian Music Awards, Canada Cup of Curling, and Ford World Men's Curling Championships.

"If West Of Mabou's self titled album doesn't get you chair dancing, frankly the grey suit beckons." -Fatea Magazine


West of Mabou Tour Dates


  • Highland Fling, The Hawk 101.5, Port Hawkesbury, Canada
  • CBC Saskatchewan 2017 Artists to Watch, Regina, Canada
  • Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, Austin, USA
  • The Celticset Radio Show, Hebrides, UK
  • Saskatchewan Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies Performance
  • Global News TV Performance, Regina, Canada
  • Album recording with multi-JUNO-winning engineer and producer, John DS Adams
  • Creative Saskatchewan Sound Recording Grant recipient
  • Mid-Winter Celtic Festival Headliner- Regina, Canada
  • Saskatchewan Highland Games- Regina, Canada


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