Macmaster,Natalie - Live
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Live, a double album by Natalie MacMaster, was released in 2002 on the Rounder Records label.

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Artist/Band Information

Natalie MacMaster, CM (born June 13, 1972) is an award-winning fiddler from the rural community of Troy in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada who plays Cape Breton fiddle music.

MacMaster has toured with the Chieftains, Faith Hill, Carlos Santana and Alison Krauss, and has recorded with Yo-Yo Ma. She has appeared at the Celtic Colours festival in Cape Breton, Celtic Connections in Scotland, and MerleFest in the United States.


MacMaster is the daughter of Alex and Minnie (Beaton) MacMaster, and the niece of Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster. She is the cousin of two other Cape Breton fiddlers, Ashley MacIsaac and Andrea Beaton. She was born on June 13, 1972. In 2002, she married fiddler Donnell Leahy of the Leahy family band, and moved to Lakefield, Ontario, where she currently resides with her husband and three children. In December 2005, she gave birth to a daughter, Mary Frances Rose. Her second child, a son, Michael Joseph Alexander, was born in June 2007. In 2007, MacMaster learned she was related to Jack White.http Her third child, a daughter, Clare Marie, was born in February 2009. She is currently pregnant with her fourth child and is due in January 2011.

Natalie MacMaster - Seattle - 2010.jpgthumb220pxleft MacMaster performs at Edmonds Center For The Arts, North of Seattle, WA 10-23-2010

MacMaster began playing the fiddle at the age of nine, and made her performing debut the same year at a square dance in Glencoe Mills, Nova Scotia. When she was sixteen she released her first album, Four on the Floor, and a second album, Road to the Isle, followed in 1991. Both of these self-produced albums were initially released only on cassette, but Rounder Records omitted a few tracks and re-released as A Compilation in 1998.

In recent years she has expanded her musical repertoire, mixing her Cape Breton roots with music from Scotland and Ireland, as well as American bluegrass.

She has received a number of Canadian music awards, including several "Artist of the Year" awards from the East Coast Music Association, two Juno awards for best instrumental album, and "Fiddler of the Year" from the Canadian Country Music Association. MacMaster was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Niagara University in New York in 2006. In 2006, she was made a member of the Order of Canada.




Other appearances

* Traditional Music From Cape Breton Island, Nimbus NI5383, 1993 (two tracks)

* Celtic Colours — The Road Home, 1997 (one track)

* Celtic Colours — The Second Wave, 1998 (one track)

* Celtic Colours — Forgotten Roots, 1999 (one track)

* Roots Music: An American Journey, Rounder 0501, 2001 (one track)

* Songs for the Savoy, 2001 (one track)

* Celtic Colours — The Colours of Cape Breton, 2002 (one track)

* Celtic Colours — Volume VII, 2003 (one track)

* Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace; Songs:A Christmas Jig/Mouth of the Tobique Reel; 2008 (Sony BMG)

* Thomas Dolby: Amerikana EP, Songs:Toad Lickers and 17 Hills, 2010 (Lost Toy People, Inc)


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