Season Event

Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton

  • December 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Christmas in Cape Breton

The Center is thrilled to welcome the return of virtuoso Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster to take us on a musical sleigh ride through Nova Scotia at Christmastime with this spirited performance of traditional and contemporary Celtic melodies, and Christmas carols. Fiddling fireworks and ferocious step dancing accentuate her lively performances, helping make MacMaster one of Canada’s most captivating performers. “MacMaster’s a ball of fire, performing jigs and reels with unstoppable, foot-tapping energy and ballads with irresistible, keening passion.” (Los Angeles Times) This Grammy-nominated artist plucked her first fiddle at age 9, and has since captivated audiences around the world with her signature sound that spans genres, combining Celtic, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary acoustic sounds with jazz, rock, and even classical music. “A confident bandleader, a versatile fiddler, an electrifying step-dancer, and above all, a performer who definitely knows how to work a crowd.” (Dirty Linen)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Dr. Greg Robinson, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, School of Music, GMU (Dec 17, 2011) Pre-Performance Discussion

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