(PITTSFIELD, Mass,) – Renowned fiddler and Celtic musician Natalie MacMaster performs Christmas in Cape Breton at the Colonial Theatre on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 7:30 pm. MacMaster’s Cape Breton-style fiddling has resonated with world audiences through 10 albums, multiple gold sales figures and a 27 year career. Her impressive musical lineage includes her uncle, fiddle prodigy Buddy MacMaster (with whom Natalie recorded the 2005 gem Traditional Music From Cape Breton Island); her cousins Ashley MacIsaac and Andrea Beaton, and the late, great Canadian folk icon John Allan Cameron.
Born June 13, 1972 in Troy, Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Natalie MacMaster has received numerous Juno and East Coast Music Awards; two honorary degrees (from Niagara University, NY, and Trent University) and an honorary doctorate (St. Thomas University); the Order Of Canada — and a reputation as one of Canada’s most captivating performers.
MacMaster debuted her fiddling prowess at the age of nine-and-a-half years at concert in Glendale, Cape Breton. She delivered her first album, Four On The Floor, at the age of 16. This strength and confidence has only grown through the years, whether it’s through an album such as Fit As A Fiddle, that marks her fueling her familial tradition, or through the exploration of Texas and bluegrass swing, Gaelic singing on No Boundaries, a touch of folk rock and new age on In My Hands, a contrasting embrace of the modern and old roots on Live, or her self-published book Cape Breton Aire.
MacMaster has performed on stage with The Chieftains, Paul Simon, Faith Hill, 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.
Tickets to Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton are $20-$55 and VIP tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street or by calling 413. 997.4444 or online at the Colonial Theatre. The box office is open Monday-Friday 10am–5pm, Saturdays 10am–2pm or on any performance day from 10am until intermission.