Great Cape Breton artistry. Phenomenal and fun.
If you like this album, you should hear Mairi now. I am not a fiddler by any means but I recognize talent. She plays with a band named Beolach and she is a fantastic member of the group.
She has a very Irish style, despite growing up in Cape Breton. Not that being from Cape Breton limits a fiddler to a Highland Scottish sound…
Re: First Hand
Has anyone heard Mairi Rankin’s new album “The Cabin Sessions?” (With cellist Eric Wright?) I just listened to it this evening, and I’ve found a new album to wear out!
My favorite so far from the album is “Jig to Reel.” It’s the coolest little jig, and the reel is really lively as well. She is an amazing Cape Breton fiddler!
(Found out also the album was nominated Instrumental Group of the year by the Canadian Folk Music awards!!!)