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Cape Breton

Artist Title of Item Type Province Library Call #
Barra MacNeils All At Once CD Nova Scotia Odegaard In Process
Barra MacNeils The Traditional Album CD Nova Scotia Odegaard In Process
Beaton, Andrea Cuts CD Nova Scotia Odegaard Cd ABEAT 001
Beòlach Variations CD Nova Scotia Odegaard CD CANMUS 001
Confiant, Joe Off to George's River CD Nova Scotia Odegaard Cd RONC 001
Cormier, Joseph Old-Time Wedding Reels and other Scotch Favorite Fiddle Tunes CD Nova Scotia Odegaard CD ROUN 026
Fitzgerald, Winston Scotty Classic Cuts CD Nova Scotia MLLC CD 9037
Holland, Jerry Jerry Holland's Collection of Fiddle Tunes Book Nova Scotia MLLC M1678 .J47 2004
Holland, Jerry Session with Jerry Holland CD Nova Scotia MLLC In Process
Lamey. Bill Full Circle: From Boston to Back CD Nova Scotia Odegaard In Process
Lamond, Mary Jane Stòras CD Nova Scotia Odegaard Cd TURT 001
MacDougall, Ian From Foot Cape CD Nova Scotia Odegaard CD CANMUS 003
MacGillivary, Allister The Cape Breton Fiddler Book Nova Scotia MLLC ML398 .M2 1981
MacIsaac, Ashley Fiddling with Disaster: Clearing the Past Book Nova Scotia Odegaard ML418.M118 A3 2003
MacIsaac, Ashley Fine Thank You Very Much CD Nova Scotia Odegaard Cd LINUS 002
MacIsaac, Ashley Hi How Are You Today? CD Nova Scotia Odegaard Cd LINUS 001
MacIsaac, Wendy Timelines CD Nova Scotia Odegaard Cd WMAC 001
MacLean, Joe Peter Back of Boisdale CD Nova Scotia Odegaard Cd ROUN 078
MacMaster, Buddy Cape Breton Tradition CD Nova Scotia MLLC CD 9049
MacMaster, Buddy The Best of Buddy MacMaster DVD Nova Scotia Odegaard DVD SEAB 001
MacMaster, Natalie Live! CD Nova Scotia Odegaard Cd ROUN 076
MacNeil, Jean Spring in your step: Cape Breton Step Dancing Lessons Video Nova Scotia Odegaard Videorecord CTRV 001
MacNeil, Ryan J. Piper CD Nova Scotia Odegaard In Process
Stubbert, Brenda House Sessions CD Nova Scotia Odegaard In Process
Various Songs from Cape Breton Island LP Nova Scotia MLLC Phonodisc NJ 1 .4
Various. Cape Breton Island, the video. Volume 2: music, land and people DVD Nova Scotia Odegaard Videorecord SEAB 001
Various. Còmhla Cruinn (Gathered Together): A Cape Breton Gaelic Celebration CD Nova Scotia MLLC In Process
Various. Traditional Fiddle Music of Cape Breton, vol 1 CD Nova Scotia MLLC CD 9039
Various. Traditional Fiddle Music of Cape Breton, vol 2: The Rover's Return CD Nova Scotia MLLC CD 9038
Various. Traditional Music from Cape Breton Island CD Nova Scotia Odegaard In Process


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TOP FIVE CAPE BRETON ALBUMS:

1. Natalie MacMaster: Live
It is notoriously difficult to capture the energy and fun of a live performance, let alone a performance for a hall full of local dancers whooping up a storm! This recording manages this difficult feat and presents some of the best innovation for the start of a new century of Cape Breton fiddling. As a side note: Natalie MacMaster married fiddle prodigy Daniel Leahy of the group, “Leahy,” and the couple had their first child in 2005. If every a fiddler was born to rule the world, it’s that little baby!!

2. Mary Jane Lamond: “Storas”
A stunningly lush and gorgeous tapestry of Gaelic singing fused with Celtic and world music instrumentation. Lamond is the undisputed master of this art form and she resurrects some real gems in this new CD. She carries the torch for a repertoire of songs that we can only hope won’t go unloved by future generations.

3. Ashley MacIsaac: “Hi how are you today”
Incurably weird in some places (“What An Idiot He Is”) and crazy good in others (“Sleeping Maggie”), this album won’t be forgotten soon. By virtue of its creativity and MacIsaac’s prodigious fiddling ability, it rises way above the rest of the bizarre fusion CDs that are constantly being dreamed up in the world of “world” music.

4. Joe Peter Maclean: “Back of Boisdale”
Joe Peter is the real deal and one of the last living fiddlers to grow up speaking Gaelic. His deeply intimate connection to the language and the music give him a style of playing that won’t come again.

5. Ryan J. Macneil: “Piper”
This is a much-needed return to the roots of Highland piping, proving once and for all that this instrument used to be able to bring a whole hall to their feet and keep them dancing all night long. This is what the music for the film “Braveheart” should have sounded like..

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