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Natalie MacMaster: My Roots Are Showing

2 Ratings: 4.5
2000 audio CD release

Natalie MacMaster has been extending her scope far beyond traditional music, and reaching a wider audience, but this release takes her right back home. It's nothing more or less than a glorious ceilidh album, dance tunes played on acoustic instruments, … see full wiki

Tags: Music, Albums, Celtic Folk, Fiddle, Cape Breton, Traditional British and Celtic Folk
1 review about Natalie MacMaster: My Roots Are Showing

Experience a most welcome departure from the ordinary.

  • Dec 17, 2008
Rating:
+4
Several years ago my wife and I had the great good fortune to travel to Cape Bretton Island at the eastern end of Nova Scotia.  Often compared to the Scottish Highlands, Cape Bretton Island is a breathtakingly beautiful place.  Part of what makes this place so unique is the traditional fiddle music of the island.  You hear it just about everywhere you go.  When we returned from our trip we discovered the music of Natalie MacMaster on our local public radio station.  And while this is not the type of stuff I generally listen to "My Roots Are Showing" is a delightful CD.

It seems that Natalie MacMaster is on a mission.  She is determined to attract more people to traditional Cape Breton music.  And what's not to like?  "My Roots Are Showing" features a wide variety of styles from jigs to reels and Strathspeys.  Mind you I am just learning about this form of music so I cannot speak about it with any authority.  What I do know however is that this disc is a joy to listen to.  The musicianship is first rate all around.  In addition, I found the eight page booklet very helpful as I attempt to educate myself about traditional Cape Bretton fiddle music.  "My Roots Are Showing" is a nice addition to our music library.   Highly recommended.
Experience a most welcome departure from the ordinary. Experience a most welcome departure from the ordinary. Experience a most welcome departure from the ordinary. Experience a most welcome departure from the ordinary.

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