Macmaster, Natalie / Live
Album: Live   Collection:World
Artist:Macmaster, Natalie   Added:Jul 2002
Label:Rounder Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-09-09 Pull Date: 2002-11-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 10 Oct 13 Oct 6
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 22, 2015: 9-22-2015
David's Jig, Torna a Surriento
4. May 19, 2009: that's not bluegrass
The Fairy Dance
2. Mar 17, 2015: That's Not Bluegrass
The Fairy Dance
5. Mar 15, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
The Fairy Dance
3. Oct 12, 2010: that's not bluegrass
6. Nov 17, 2003: Fly By Night
Torna a Surriento

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-08-28
Cape Breton fiddling from one of the best. Disc 1 features MacMaster in concert with a 6-piece band. Music includes medleys of dances (both Celtic and otherwise) plus some beautiful slow airs. Disc 2 is just her, a piano, and guitar. The tunes are more traditional and were recorded at a square dance.

Disc 1:
1. Lovely slow air, picks up at about 4:30. Nice set of tunes.
*2. A lively set w/ lots of energy when the band joins in.
*3. A slow Italian folk song, a reel, a flamenco-esque fling.
4. Set of fast dances. Very nice.
5. Beautiful slow folk air w/delicate work from the band.
6. Another set of fast dances.
*7. A jig and a reel, nice use of backing percussion.
8. Slow air, then faster dances. Great fiddle solo at about 6:00.
9. Bouncy set of reels and strathspeys. Predictably well played.
*10. Crowd noise, rocking encore, cool dances.

Disc 2:
Recorded live at a square dance, features lots of shouts, claps, stomping, and general crowd noise. You really can’t go wrong with any track.

1. Crowd noises into 2.
*2. Nice jigs w/fiddle/piano.
3. More jigs.
4.Complex set of reels.
5. Some fun jigs.
6. Surprise! More jigs.
7. Reels, happy-clappy.
*8. Nice set of strathspeys & reels.
*9. Reels…the crowd seems to be enjoying them.
Decca 8/2002

Track Listing
1. The Farewell   10. The Encore
2. The Fairy Dance   11. Nantalie's Intro
3. Torna a Surriento   12. Opening Figure
4. Bog An Lochan Steps   13. Second Figure
5. Blue Bonnets   14. Lively Steps
6. Welcome to the Trossachs   15. Jerry Tunes
7. David's Jig   16. Pipe Jigs
8. Tullochgorum   17. Grand Promenade
9. The a Medley   18. The Stepdancer's Queue
  19. One Good Holler