Natalie MacMaster: wife, mother and virtuoso Cape Breton fiddler. You know her more as the latter than the former; an electrifying performer whose passionate proficiency on the beloved four-string amplifies the traditional East Coast sound for contemporary times.
It’s a signature sound that has resonated with world audiences through 11 albums, multiple gold sales figures and 27 years; numerous JUNO and East Coast Music Awards; the Order Of Canada — and a reputation as one of Canada’s most captivating performers. Natalie’s most recent album, Cape Breton Girl, sees her return to her roots with a traditionallybased album which embodies the true Cape Breton sound.
Natalie MacMaster has performed on three continents, sharing the stage with The Chieftains, Paul Simon, Faith Hill and Luciano Pavarotti, and in front of millions on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the ABC 2002 New Year’s Eve Special and Good Morning America. She has thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America, especially in her native Canada, enabling MacMaster to passionately perform and promote the universal language of her Cape Breton sound. She made her NAC debut in 2001, and her most recent appearance with the NAC Orchestra was during Orchestras in the Park on July 25, 2009.