[Cover photo credit to Rebekah Littlejohn]
Canadian Celtic music mainstays Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy regularly tour across North America and reach out to Folk-loving fans from Sydney, Nova Scotia to Sydney, Australia. Their new album, Canvas, arrives today, stretching the boundaries of Celtic Folk and experimenting with global sounds.
Canvas combines the duos’ fiddle playing with more contemporary Production and arrangements, incorporating new instrumentation and contributing musicians. Special guests include celebrated Classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Grammy award winning Americana music/Appalachian banjo/fiddle player Rhiannon Giddens.
Canvas follows the duo’s 2015 release One, their first recording together, which won Instrumental Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and A Celtic Family Christmas, a seasonal album and concert tour that spanned North America.