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Cape Breton Live: Take 02

by Various Artists

Compilation CD featuring 14 live tracks recorded at Cape Breton house parties, sessions, pubs and theatres. Hear the hoots and hollers and the full atmosphere of live Cape Breton traditional music.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Sydney Side Drive (Feat. Kimberley Fraser & Paul MacDonald)
Brenda Stubbert
7:11 $0.99
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2. Buddy's "Debut" (Feat. Betty Beaton & Dave MacIsaac)
Buddy MacMaster
6:25 $0.99
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3. Piob Mhor (Feat. Jackie Dunn MacIsaac)
Kenneth MacKenzie
4:45 $0.99
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4. West Mabou Jigs (Feat. Troy MacGillivray & Cheryl Smith)
Kinnon Beaton
5:46 $0.99
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5. Tramper Down (Feat. Jackie Dunn MacIsaac)
Wendy MacIsaac
6:25 $0.99
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6. Gaelic In the Glen (Feat. Rona Lightfoot & Mary Jane Lamond)
Jeff MacDonald
2:47 $0.99
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7. Memories of Donnie "Dugald" (Feat. Mac Morin & Sandy MacDonald)
Ian MacDougall
7:10 $0.99
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8. Let's Get Down to Business (Feat. Doug MacPhee)
Howie MacDonald
3:13 $0.99
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9. Hector the Hero (Feat. Marion Dewar)
Jerry Holland
2:53 $0.99
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10. Washabuck (Feat. Jackie Dunn MacIsaac & Dave MacIsaac)
Carl MacKenzie
6:37 $0.99
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11. Betty's Piano Tunes (Feat. Andrea Beaton & Patrick Gillis)
Betty Beaton
4:40 $0.99
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12. King Cole's Boot (Feat. Mac Morin)
Ryan J. MacNeil
3:37 $0.99
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13. A Day At the Doryman (Feat. Donnell Leahy, Troy MacGillivray & Cheryl Smith)
Natalie MacMaster
8:16 $0.99
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14. Just For Fun
The Party Crew
2:54 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
***** ALBUM REVIEW *****

You hear the hoots and hollers and the clapping hands on Cape Breton Live Radio
DAN MACDONALD, The Cape Breton Post

Cape Breton Live Radio is a project that was conceived by Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy and Cheryl Smith as a way to expose and display more of the traditional Cape Breton Celtic music to the world. Basically, it’s an Internet radio show that broadcasts a series of musical events from Cape Breton Island on a regular basis.

These have been recorded live off the floor at dances and concerts, taverns and house parties, across the island. You hear the hoots and hollers, the clapping hands and the stomping feet, the shuffle of the dancers, even the chatter between the musicians. You have a real feeling of being there.

Just a quick glimpse at the website gives you a hint of the 50 or so shows that they have aired in the past few years, with music from local, regional, national and international artists. All this is available on the Internet at www.capebretonlive.com. And it’s free! (But they do accept donations.) Cape Breton Live has also sponsored several tours to different parts of Canada, always featuring top-line musicians playing to packed houses.

Cape Breton Live has just released its second CD, a wonderful compilation of some of the best material that they have broadcast over the past few years. It contains a veritable “who’s who” of fiddlers, along with a pair of cuts of piper music, a piano cut and one Gaelic song. All told, there is over 70 minutes of some of the best live music that you will hear anywhere by musicians such as Kinnon Beaton, Brenda Stubbert, Buddy MacMaster, Wendy MacIsaac, Howie MacDonald, Carl MacKenzie, Ian MacDougall and many more.

There is a blistering eight-minute cut of Natalie and Donnell recorded in front of a packed house at the Doryman in Cheticamp. There’s a beautiful version of Hector The Hero, done by Jerry Holland at a Celtic Colours International Festival concert in Port Hawkesbury. There’s even a wild New Year’s Day session from a Judique house party to end the recording. This includes accordion, piano, percussion and six fiddlers.

This is quite the CD, well produced with a careful eye to quality, but with an acute awareness of the realities of live recording.

In all 14 cuts you can hear the audience react to every new tune or key change, you hear the fiddlers calling out new tunes and you get the feeling that you are actually there. And maybe you were.

Cape Breton Live Radio: Take 2 has already had one release party in Inverness. On Sunday afternoon, they host their second party at the Celtic Music Interpretative Centre in Judique from 3 to 7 p.m. with many of the musicians from the CD in attendance. This will be the place to be on Sunday.


***** TRACK LISTING & ARTISTS *****

01. SYDNEY SIDE DRIVE
Brenda Stubbert (fiddle)
Kimberley Fraser (piano)
Paul MacDonald (guitar)

02. BUDDY’S "DEBUT"
Buddy MacMaster (fiddle)
Betty Beaton (piano)
Dave MacIsaac (guitar)

03. PIOB MHÓR
Kenneth MacKenzie (highland pipes)
Jackie Dunn MacIsaac (piano)

04. WEST MABOU JIGS
Kinnon Beaton (fiddle)
Troy MacGillivray (piano)
Cheryl Smith (snare)

05. TRAMPER DOWN
Wendy MacIsaac (fiddle)
Jackie Dunn MacIsaac (piano)

06. GAELIC IN THE GLEN
Jeff MacDonald (lead vocals)
Mary Jane Lamond & Rona Lightfoot (backup vocals)

07. MEMORIES OF DONNIE “DUGALD”
Ian MacDougall (fiddle)
Mac Morin (piano)
Sandy MacDonald (guitar)

08. LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
Howie MacDonald (fiddle)
Doug MacPhee (piano)

09. HECTOR THE HERO
Jerry Holland (fiddle)
Marion Dewar (piano)

10. WASHABUCK
Carl MacKenzie (fiddle)
Jackie Dunn MacIsaac (piano)
Dave MacIsaac (guitar)

11. BETTY’S PIANO TUNES
Betty Beaton (piano)
Andrea Beaton (piano accompaniment)
Patrick Gillis (guitar)

12. KING COLE’S BOOT
Ryan J. MacNeil (border pipes)
Mac Morin (piano)

13. A DAY AT THE DORYMAN
Natalie MacMaster (fiddle)
Donnell Leahy (fiddle)
Troy MacGillivray (piano)
Cheryl Smith (snare)

14. JUST FOR FUN
Kinnon Beaton, Andrea Beaton, Shelly Campbell, Troy MacGillivray, John Pellerin, Dale Gillis (fiddles)
Mac Morin (accordion)
Betty Beaton (piano)
Cheryl Smith (snare)

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