Natalie MacMaster is a Catholic wife and mother of four, as well as an award-winning fiddler. Her three-decade career has watched her amass multiple gold albums, two Grammy nominations and one win (for her contribution to Yo-Yo Ma’s Songs Of Joy & Peace); a Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album for In My Hands; eight Canadian Country Music Awards; 10 East Coast Music Awards; an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas University and honorary degrees from Niagara University, NY, Trent University; and – most recently – the Arts & Letters Award from the Canadian Association of New York. Still, she says her Catholic faith provides a source of comfort she can turn to during times of self-doubt. Her 11th and latest collection of jubilant instrumental music that is beloved by audiences worldwide — Cape Breton Girl – embraces all the values that Natalie holds dear: family, tradition, home, and faith.
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"Happy the man who bears within him a divinity, an ideal of beauty and obeys it; an ideal of art, an ideal of science, an ideal of country, an ideal of the virtues of the Gospel."