Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers. They also happen to be married. Together, MacMaster and Leahy meld their virtuosities into a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance, and song, combining the best of French, Celtic, and American Bluegrass and even Cajun styles, making it their own. Joined by two highly acclaimed pianists in their own right, Mac Morin and Erin Leahy, they’ll treat their audience to the foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-wrenching ballads, and world-class step dancing that have brought audiences to their feet on three continents. By the time you leave this evening, you will have been enriched by the music, the stories, and the warmth of the Cape Breton lifestyle. You’ll feel as if you’ve experienced a little bit of the Cape Breton hospitality that draws visitors from around the world.
Join us for a pre-concert conversation between Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, and Massoud Saidpour, curator of performing arts and music, at 6:00 p.m. in Gartner Auditorium.