Rakish, comprised of world-class fiddler Maura Shawn Scanlin and folk guitarist Conor Hearn, performs an integrated mix of Celtic fiddle tunes, original compositions, and baroque music. From the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, the name aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. “Rakish” itself suggests something strikingly unconventional in its appearance, and the two knowingly embrace this wealth of connotation in their music, drawing on the music they grew up with and performing it with their own slant.

Upcoming Shows

JP Cormier in Concert with Rakish
Saturday June 10, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $40
Stompin Tom Centre,

With over a dozen East Coast Music Awards to his name, JP Cormier is a legend of the Atlantic Canadian music scene. His solo concert will…

Seaside Sets
Sunday June 11, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $25
Victoria Playhouse,

Come to the quaint and picturesque Victoria By The Sea for an unforgettable night of songs, tunes, jigs and reels. Morgan Toney blends Cape Breton fiddle…

In Harmony
Monday June 12, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $25
Milton Community Hall,

A solo, a duo and a trio! This lineup in Milton includes Island favorite Cynthia MacLeod sharing the stage with Boston-based celtic/folk duo ‘Rakish’ and Nova…