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Fiddling family: Natalie MacMaster balances music and life

Cape Breton-born fiddler Natalie MacMaster can count a dozen albums, two Juno awards, and even the Order of Canada among her accomplishments.

But she considers her greatest achievement her family: Six children with her husband and fellow fiddler Donnell Leahy of the folk group… 603 more words

Essex County

This Promises To Be An Exciting Weekend In Boston

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to be attending the Newport Folk Festival this year.  I am, however, sad to miss these FREE events in downtown Boston that are happening simultaneously with Newport. 654 more words


Label: DLL Music
Released: April 28, 2015

01. St. Nicks
02. The Chase
03. The Whistler of Rosslea
04. Pastiche for Anne… 75 more words

Donnell Leahy

More Canadian fiddle

I like to celebrate Canadian fiddle music from time to time here at 27th Street. Most people automatically associate “Old Time” music with Appalachia, but up here in Canada, we have a very well developed fiddle tradition. 211 more words


Comprehension Factor

             Tonight’s message is brought to you by:  my life.  (With nudges and suggestions from the Universe.)

             If we have excellent ears, or if we have any sort of hearing impairment, often we don’t comprehend (it has nothing to do with our auditory acuity).   441 more words

Happy Music

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaity to life and to everything.” 809 more words

Regret and forget

I received the following e-mail today:

Don’t Regret Missing Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Natalie and Donnell are going to put on a night to remember!

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