Bold features a mix of Shetland traditional tunes, original pieces by MacDonald and a few other unfamiliar tunes. She has a colorful, passionate mastery of the music, from the fast-paced "Shetland Fiddle Diva/Purfy" and the melancholy "Michael's Mazurka" to the intense "Eilidh's Trip to Germany/The Monday Morning Reel/Land ta Lea" and the hard-to-describe "The Lost Ponytail/Dennis' Tune." Perhaps the most unusual moment comes in track 10 -- "Da Silver Bow/The Joy of It! -- which melds MacDonald's sweeping fiddle with Iver Kleive's church organ. It's an odd combination, to say the least, which is perhaps why I've spent so much time playing and replaying it. The set climaxes in a lofty inspirational finish, placing a nice cap on the album.