Fiddle whiz stops at LAC
The sounds of the fiddle can be heard at the Living Arts Centre on Nov. 14 when Natalie MacMaster returns to town.
The Nova Scotia musician, who was last here in 2006 for a Christmas concert, is sure to spin a few yarns and tunes from Cape Breton Island.
That’s because she’s set to release her first book, Cape Breton Aire, on Thursday. The 161-page hardcover book takes readers on a musical history lesson of the island, including its landscape and people.
She also released the DVD, Natalie MacMaster: Live in Cape Breton, which was recorded in 2006 at the Celtic Colours International Festival.
There’s also a good chance she’ll perform selections from her most recent album, 2006′s Yours Truly. It features the track, Farewell To Peter, which honours the late newscaster Peter Jennings.
MacMaster has released 11 recordings in her career, with 1993′s Fit as a Fiddle, 1997′s No Boundaries and 1999′s In My Hands reaching gold sales certification in Canada.
MacMaster’s 2000 album, My Roots Are Showing, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace, which featured a track by MacMaster, won a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Crossover Album category earlier this year.
In 2005, Blueprint garnered MacMaster Best Female Artist of the Year and Best Roots/Traditional Solo Recording at the East Coast Music Awards.
She has also been named a Member of the Order of Canada.
Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets cost $40 to $70.