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by Rachel Reeds

Cape Breton fiddle music from Boston.
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jigs with the Montrealers: Jerry Holland’s Jig / Tripper’s Jig / Horace Show of Highfield
3:36 $0.99
2. Stepdancers’ Set: The Stradspey / Jen Schoonover’s / Keeping up with Calum
3:09 $0.99
3. Sparkjoy
3:03 $0.99
4. Allie and the Alices: Pie Major Allie Thompson / Alice Robertson / The Glen Where the Deer Is / Alice Piel Walkway
3:42 $0.99
5. Bert MacKenzies 70th Birthday Waltz
3:55 $0.99
6. F Jigs: Danny Big Alex MacIsaac / Radishes and Cabbages / Miss Carmichael
3:13 $0.99
7. Lord Seaforth: Lord Seaforth Strathspey / John Campbell’s / Munlochy Bridge / Primrose Lasses / Rachel Reeds / New Christmas / Lord Seaforth Reel
5:34 $0.99
8. For the Can-Am: Gabrielle’s / Maggie Brown’s Favorite / Humours of Castlecomer / Malcolm’s New Fiddle
4:41 $0.99
9. Da Greenhouse Wedding Set: Allie and Siena’s / The Greenhouse Wedding / Up da Stroods da Sailor Goes / Da Cross Reel
4:51 $0.99
10. Return to Kintail
2:47 $0.99
11. Party Set: Captain Carswell / Cawdor Fair / Ca’ the Stirks Frae out the Corn / Angus Ronald’s Big Tune / The Yetts of Muckart / The Black Horse / Little Donald in the Pigpen / Mrs. Margaret MacDonald’s Delight
7:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
Since picking up the fiddle in college, I have been on an incredibly fun journey seeking out jam sessions all over Boston, packing off to fiddle camps and festivals across this country and Canada, taking workshops from some of my greatest heroes, and performing and collaborating with wonderful friends. About two years ago, I started thinking about sharing the tunes I had been learning and writing more widely. The idea of an album began to percolate, and I started crafting tunes and sets for the project.

The album is rooted in the Cape Breton tradition with many local Boston influences making their way in. There are plenty of old traditional tunes, tunes from some of my favorite contemporary composers (Jerry Holland, John Morris Rankin, Howie MacDonald, Wendy MacIsaac, Andrea Beaton, etc.) as well as tunes I've written over the years. Featured on the album is an all-star cast: Hanneke Cassel on fiddle and piano, Andrea Beaton on fiddle and piano, Katie McNally on fiddle, Natalie Haas on cello, and Yann Falquet on guitar.



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