Traditional Music from Cape Breton Island

Traditional Music from Cape Breton Island


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Traditional Music from Cape Breton Island

Traditional Music From Cape Breton Island is a lively set of Scottish-influenced reels, jigs, and marches recorded before a live audience at the 1993 Cork University Traditional Music Festival. And while Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is filled stem to stern with talented musicians, the array of talent here is nevertheless striking. Fiddlers John Rankin, Jerry Holland, Buddy MacMaster, and his niece Natalie MacMaster; Dave MacIsaac on guitar and fiddle; pianists Tracey Dares and Hilda Chiasson; and pipers Paul MacNeil and Jamie MacInnis all appear. They turn in a lively set dominated by the deliberate rhythm of the piano that runs almost constantly beneath the fiddle leads. Joined by foot-stomp percussion and acoustic guitar, Traditional Music is almost relentlessly energetic. The presence of MacNeil and MacInnis' Highland bagpipes offers a different, yet no less exciting sound. The live recording is pristine, the crowd attentive and appreciative, and the frequent whoops from the musicians lets you know just how good of a time everyone at the show was having.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/23/1995
Label: Nimbus Records
UPC: 0710357538322
catalogNumber: 5383
Rank: 166135

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Holland   Fiddle,Track Performer
Carl Mackenzie   Fiddle,Track Performer
Doug MacDonald   Fiddle
Tracey Dares   Piano
Dave MacIsaac   Fiddle,Guitar,Track Performer
Natalie MacMaster   Fiddle,Track Performer
Hilda Chiasson   Piano
Howie MacDonald   Fiddle,Piano,Track Performer
Jamie MacInnis   Pipe,Track Performer
Buddy MacMaster   Fiddle,Track Performer
Paul MacNeil   Pipe,Track Performer
John Morris Rankin   Fiddle,Piano,Track Performer
Brenda Stubbert   Fiddle,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Michael O'Suilleabhain   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Jerry Holland   Arranger
Carl Mackenzie   Arranger
Doug MacDonald   Arranger,Composer
Robin Broadbank   Producer,Engineer
Liz Doherty   Liner Notes
Tracey Dares   Arranger
Dave MacIsaac   Arranger
Natalie MacMaster   Arranger
Hilda Chiasson   Arranger
Howie MacDonald   Arranger
Rory MacDonald   Composer
Jamie MacInnis   Arranger
Buddy MacMaster   Arranger
Paul MacNeil   Arranger
John Morris Rankin   Arranger
Brenda Stubbert   Arranger
John B. Vallely   Cover Painting
Traditional   Composer

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