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Failte: A Cape Breton Welcome

by Various Artists

A compilation of some of Cape Breton's finest musicians. Presented by the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre - Judique, Nova Scotia.
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. E Minor Jigs
Buddy MacMaster
4:05 $0.99
2. Heavy Is My Fate
Ian MacDougall
2:31 $0.99
3. The Hinton's Selection
Glenn Graham
4:36 $0.99
4. The Deil's Lochy
Mac Morin
5:42 $0.99
5. Memories of Archie Neil Chisholm
Robbie and Isaac Fraser
2:47 $0.99
6. Captain Keeler
Natalie MacMaster
5:12 $0.99
7. The Flower of the Quern Slow Air
Karen Beaton
2:18 $0.99
8. Oh Wheels What Can the Matter Be
Ryan J MacNeil
3:32 $0.99
9. Hornpipes
Troy MacGillivray
3:37 $0.99
10. Piano Selection
Jackie Dunn
3:20 $0.99
11. C Is For Corona
Andrea Beaton
3:10 $0.99
12. Oran Chalum Sgaire
Raylene Rankin
3:26 $0.99
13. Fit For Life
Kinnon Beaton
5:24 $0.99
14. Kate Martin's Waltz
Rodney MacDonald
2:52 $0.99
15. From An Arthur And Dave Medley
Howie MacDonald
5:15 $0.99
16. Hey Johnny M
Mairi Rankin
3:45 $0.99
17. G Jigs 'A Nod To Stephanie'
Shelly Campbell
5:18 $0.99
18. The Studio Square Set
Wendy MacIsaac
5:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
This year, 2006, marks the opening of the new Celtic Music Centre in its home on Route 19, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Situated in Judique, this building with its eye-catching red rotunda is near the south end of the musically famous Ceilidh Trail. Here's where the music happens all summer long and into the dusky days of winter. It's been written "there are more fiddlers per mile" along this stretch of highway from the Canso Causeway at Port Hastings to Margaree and Cheticamp in the north, where Rte. 19 connects to the scenic Cabot Trail, than any other.

The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Society welcomes everyone to the western coast of Cape Breton Island to discover our music and our hospitality. These entwined traditions live on in a strong Scottish heritage shared with Acadian, Mi'kmaq, Irish and other nationalities settled in the small villages along the coast.

The musicians on this CD play some of the finest Celtic music to be heard on the island and its neighbouring shores. By hearing the music and by talking to musicians at the Centre, you will come to learn about the early years; about musicians who used music, song, and dance to express both frustration and love for the rugged landscape in North America. You will learn about those who passed the music on, such as the Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association, who ensure the music, vital to Cape Breton, is passed on as a living tradition.

At the Celtic Music Centre, you can create your own memories of island traditions and use what you learn to enhance the rest of your experiences in Cape Breton. Musicians, dancers, singers, and storytellers are the heart of tradition. This is your invitation to come and visit our island home.

The Ceilidh Kitchen brings you close to the hearth and special performances. It was the kitchen where family, friends, and neighbours gathered for meals, storytelling, and warmth. Come in just to make a ceilidh - a time of relaxation, fun, food, often stories and music, shared with a strùpag of tea.

To learn more, the Exhibits and Demonstrations area gives some history and an interactive experience where you can pick up a fiddle or talk to a live musician or dancer.

Special Interpretive Performances highlight and celebrate significant features of the music, perhaps a concert celebrating composers from the 1940s or the first Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling in Glendale, N.S.

Play yourself, do you? Or would you like to learn a step or two? Join us in Talent, Tunes and Taps, a series of workshops with knowledgeable local musicians and dancers held once a week during the summer season. Or sign up to take Intermediate or Advanced Fiddling sessions at the Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling which coincides each year with the Celtic Colours International Festival.

Look to the Gift Shop, or Stòras for treasures to hold. Choose from a wealth of music, books, crafts, mementos, and local comforts.
Produced by: Kinnon Beaton
Mastered by: Jamie Foulds, Soundpark Studios
Graphics & Layout by: Cheryl Smith, OutFront Productions Inc.
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