The Heart Of Cape Breton

By Various Artists

  1. My Great Friend John Morris Rankin
    The Flax In Bloom
    A Northside
  2. Nameless
    Stumpie
    Primrose Lass
    A Bright May Morning
  3. New Haven
    Mrs. Norman MacKeigan’s
    Glenquey
    The High Drive
    The Snappy
    Miss Jane McInnes-Dandaleith
  4. In Memory Of Herbie MacLeod
    Christy Campbell
    Anthony Murray’s
    Bridge Of Bamore
    Arrachar Bridge
  5. The Way To Judique
    Compliments To The Boys Of The Lough
    The Canadian Club
    The Hills Of Glenorchy
    Walking The Floor
  6. Pipe Major George Ross’s Welcome To The Black Watch March
    Duke Of Athole
    Tibby Fowler Of The Glen
    Nameless
    Creignish Hills
    Sandy Cameron
    The Straw Man
  7. Kitty Of Oulart
    Nameless
    Inverness
    Memories Of Mac
    Little House Round The Corner
    Money In Both Pockets
    The Jumpy
  8. The Rosebud Of Allenvale
    Tom Dey
    Miss Dale
    Maggie Cameron
    The Devil In The Kitchen
    Margaree
    St. Kilda Wedding
    Elizabeth’s Big Coat
    Bridge Of Bamore
  9. Thomas MacDonnell’s
    Nameless
    Mrs. Norman MacKeigan’s
    New Haven
  10. The Short Grass
    The Brae Of Elchies
    Nameless
    Sean Ryan’s
    The Pibroch O’ Donald Dubh
  11. Michael Rankin’s
    Pretty Marion
    Wesley Gillis
    The Marquis Of Tullybardine
    The Black Cock’s Will
    Colonel Thornton
    Over The Isles Of America
    Johnny Muise’s
    Tom Rae
    Brenda Stubbert’s
    The Weasel
  12. Nameless
    The Devil In The Kitchen
    Calum Crubach
    Donnacha’s Favourite
    The Mortgage Burn
    Morgan MacQuirrie
    The Grey Bob

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The Heart Of Cape Breton: Fiddle Music Recorded Live along the Ceilidh Trail

This is a brilliant compilation of the live recordings by renowned Cape Breton fiddle masters: Brenda Stubbert’s, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, Kinnon Beaton, Jerry Holland, Buddy MacMaster, and Wendy MacIsaac. All the performances were caught along the Ceilidh Trail and sound really lively and spontaneous.

I found this great album here in Japan just a few days ago and have been literally addicted to it: I simply cannot help playing it at least twice a day. It tempts me to start playing fiddle at the age of 24, though the most I can do is toying with a penny whistle.