Sonas, Gaelic for happiness, formed in the summer of 2006, after Tina and Margie, two sisters who had been playing Cape Breton style music together for a few years, decided they wanted people to hear this great music. Tina and Margie spent a few summers at the Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music in CB, Nova Scotia and when they got back home, they formed a Celtic band with a strong Cape Breton style influence. Sonas was fortunate to study with some of the great masters of Cape Breton style fiddle and piano accompaniment: Troy MacGillivray, Kimberly Fraser, Jerry Holland, Howie MacDonald.
In 2008 Sonas added vocals and guitar to their repertoire. Erin Flanagan Lind is an actress and singer who regularly performs with various regional theatres in New York and New Jersey. Her beautiful singing voice brings to life songs such as Erin Gra Mo Chroi, Rare Ould Times, Fields of Athenry among many other great Irish songs. Guitarist Jim O'Brien appears on this album.
Mesmerizing and haunting at times with gentle airs; upbeat, foot-stomping and joyful at others with their jigs and reels - Sonas still holds true to the Cape Breton style, playing traditional Irish/Scottish tunes, but is still growing, expanding and exploring all Celtic music.