Tobin chats with the great, Natalie MacMaster. Natalie has numerous awards under her belt. She has several Artist of the Year awards from the East Coast Music Association, two Juno Awards for a best instrumental album, and has won Fiddler of the Year from the Canadian Country Music Association. She has been honored with the Order of both Canada and Nova Scotia as well, not too shabby for a girl from Troy, Nova Scotia.
Tobin and Natalie talk about how she got into fiddling, the success it has brought her, and how it has such a huge impact on the East Coast lifestyle. Natalie discusses how she has taken what she has learned through the process and has passed it down to her children as well.
Natalie also opens up about having a child with down syndrome and making them feel included and what lessons and memories she wants
Natalie MacMaster is a Canadian fiddler from Troy, Inverness County, Nova Scotia who plays Cape Breton fiddle music. MacMaster has toured with the Chieftains, Faith Hill, Carlos Santana, and Alison Krauss, and has recorded with Yo-Yo Ma. She has appeared at the Celtic Colours festival in Cape Breton, Celtic Connections in Scotland, and MerleFest in the United States