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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Canadian superstar fiddler and dancer Natalie MacMaster's tenth full-length recording doesn't deviate much from her usual formula, but considering the fact that her "usual formula" consists of filtering traditional Celtic music through the open-ended sieves of jazz, rock, country and Latin, the results are far from predictable. MacMaster is a peerless player, and here she starts things off with a fiery opener, the appropriately titled "Volcanic Jig," which sets the tone for Yours Truly. Backed by a small army of instrumental masters, airs like "Farewell to Peter" and traditional sets such as "David's Jig: David's Jig/Valerie Pringles' Reel" are precise examples...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Canadian superstar fiddler and dancer Natalie MacMaster's tenth full-length recording doesn't deviate much from her usual formula, but considering the fact that her "usual formula" consists of filtering traditional Celtic music through the open-ended sieves of jazz, rock, country and Latin, the results are far from predictable. MacMaster is a peerless player, and here she starts things off with a fiery opener, the appropriately titled "Volcanic Jig," which sets the tone for Yours Truly. Backed by a small army of instrumental masters, airs like "Farewell to Peter" and traditional sets such as "David's Jig: David's Jig/Valerie Pringles' Reel" are precise examples of contemporary Celtic music, but with the exception of a horrifying version of "Danny Boy" sung by Michael McDonald (seriously, you lose a whole star for that kind of thing), it's when MacMaster takes the genre out for a walk that things get really interesting. The jaunty "Flea as a Bird" throws a little country and ragtime into the mix, "Cape Classico" balances the rigidity of classical violin with the bright lilt of Irish fiddle, and the full-on Celtic rock of "Matt and Nat's" gives the collection some serious cajones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661706521
  • Catalog Number: 617065
  • Sales rank: 114,528

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Natalie MacMaster Primary Artist, Fiddle, Vocals
Michael McDonald Vocals
Michel Pouliot Piano
Tom Jackson Drums, Vocals
Erin Leahy Piano
Denis Keldie Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Mini Moog
John Chiasson Bass
Allan Dewar Piano
Betty Lou Beaton Piano
Rushad Eggleston Cello
Natalie Haas Cello
Brad Davidge Guitar
Mary Frances Leahy Vocals
Matt MacIssac Bagpipes, Pipe, Human Whistle
Alexander Sevastian Accordion
Technical Credits
Michael McDonald Arranger
Lillo Thomas Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Hayward Parrott Engineer
Natalie MacMaster Arranger, Composer, Producer, Step Dancing
Mark Vreeken Engineer
Donnell Leahy Producer
Traditional Composer
Michael Jack Engineer
Daniel Martin Engineer
Brad Davidge Arranger, Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The MacMaster

    Natalie MacMaster achieves a very enjoyable combination of classic Cape Breton jigs, mixed with some rock inspired Celtic pieces, and some traditional Celtic compositions. The variety of this album keeps it from being just an hour of high octane Celtic; it nicely mixes fast paced works, with slower, more soothing moments, keeping this album nicely balanced. And throughout it all is Natalie MacMaster's exceptional touch on the fiddle, and her unique and recognizable sound.

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