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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

November 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| $29

One of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s most important exports and a superstar in the Celtic music world (though she’s far too humble to admit it), fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see live performances. Her extensive discography showcases MacMaster as both soloist and marquee collaborator, notably with husband and fellow fiddler Donnell Leahy. An Order of Canada is among many accolades the Ontario-based mother of seven has received in recognition of her peerless artistic status.

There are fiddlers and then there is Donnell Leahy, whose lifelong devotion to playing and performing as a solo artist, with his 10 siblings in the much-fêted group Leahy (of which he was frontman and business lead) and, more recently, alongside Natalie has cemented his reputation as a peerless instrumentalist able to synthesize traditional influences with more contemporary Celtic/folk sensibilities. His Irish/Cape Breton lineage (from his father and mother, respectively) also weaves its way into the sonic mix.

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November 29, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Karen Cole
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