Toronto, Canada – May 2003 marks the first anniversary of the
R2 record label based in Toronto,
At a time when there seems to be less of a place for Celtic within the music
industry, this relatively new label is enjoying steady growth.
The label’s roster features
considered among the hardest working bands on the Celtic circuit that spans
Europe and North America; 19 year old
Donoghue, who has Brian McNeill and John Gahagan (ex-Battlefield Band),
Mick West, Wendy Weatherby and Stevie Lawrence as guests on her debut album.
Other R2 artists include Maggie MacInnes, The Peatbog Faeries, Jimi McRae,
Donald Lindsay, Kirsten Easdale, Derek Williamson and Gillian Frame, The Easy
Club, and Finn MacCuill.