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December 7, 2003
Natalie Shoots First Video From 'Blueprint'

Natalie has completed shooting the video for "Appropriate Dipstick", the first video from her latest recording Blueprint. "Appropriate Dipstick" was shot at 'The Distillery' on Mill Street in Toronto last week. Also featured in the video are Natalie's band members Matt MacIsaac on Pipes, Brad Davidge on Guitar and Nashville Bassist Edgar Meyer. The video was directed by Joel Stewart and produced by Petro Danabassis. No release date has been set yet. 

In other video news, Natalie can also be seen in Brad Davidge's new video for "Stuck In The Middle".
You can watch the Video on the
Maverick Films website.



November 28, 2003
Natalie MacMaster on Mike Bullard!

This Thursday Dec 4th please join us in the studio audience for the taping of Natalie MacMaster's performance on Mike Bullard. Local Number for tickets: 416-703-3882
Toll-free Line: 1-800-820-9112. Visit the
ticket page for ticket details. 
Broadcast Date:  December 4, 2003. Global TV - 12:00, Men TV (cable): 10:00 pm.
Click here for more air times



November 25, 2003
Natalie MacMaster on Vicki Gabereau!

This Tuesday Nov 25th please join us in the studio audience for the taping of Natalie MacMaster's performance on Vicki Gabereau.  Ticket Hotline: (604) 609-5766 or email gabereau@ctv.ca. Click here for more information and broadcast times. 
Broadcast Date: December 1, 2003.  Check local listings for air times.



November 3, 2003
UPDATE FROM MANAGEMENT

Here is a short note to update all of you on Natalie's News...

Well the U.S. release of Natalie's new c.d. "Blueprint" came off better than expected. The media and fan response to the new CD. has been nothing short of amazing!! In preparation for the Canadian release of "Blueprint" on November 5th, Natalie and her band performed 

many publicity events from the likes of Canada A.M. to CMT this past week in Toronto and 
Halifax. Natalie's latest work shows just how diversified she and her music are. With the participation of notable instrumentalists Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, John Cowan, Victor Wooten, Bryan Sutton, Victor Krauss and Alison Brown you will find yourself listening to this CD over and over.Natalie is now heading out on a 15 gig western U.S. tour to give them a blast of her new work. I'm sure the response will be amazing!!

You can track this tour via the Road Stories on Natalie's website. I'm sure there will be many humorous and interesting tales……

All the Best,
Mark Enright
Enright Management



August 12, 2003
UPDATE FROM MANAGEMENT

Hi everyone!!!  Just thought I would take a few minutes to update you on what's new with Natalie. The last year has offered Natalie many changes and challenges both professionally and personally. Her most rewarding change, I'm sure, is that of her marriage to Ontario fiddling sensation Donnell Leahy. In the midst of all of this did Natalie take a step back for a little down time?? No way!! Natalie buckled down and worked through all of this change creating her latest masterpiece! "BLUEPRINT" Natalie's upcoming CD is ready to go and will show it's presence in the fall. She will actively tour this coming year in order to promote this new album and, best of all, expose her new music to her many loyal fans. 

As Natalie's management we are really excited about this latest work and look forward to its release. And we know Natalie is "chomping at the bit" to get out there and bring her new music 

to all of you personally. Keep an eye on Natalie's website for the CD release date as well as her
tour schedule as she may just bring herself and her great band to your community!! 

All the best,
Mark Enright
Enright Management


 



July 29, 2003
ROUNDER RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BY NATALIE 
MACMASTER, "BLUEPRINT", ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2003

Featuring guest appearances by Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Sam Bush, Alison Brown, Bryan Sutton, and others.

On September 9th, Rounder Records will release Blueprint - a star-studded new studio album by Grammy-nominated fiddling virtuoso Natalie MacMaster.

On Blueprint, Natalie combines the fiddle music of her native Cape Breton Island with the sounds of contemporary American string music greats Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Victor Wooten, Bryan Sutton and Alison Brown.

Highlights include the lively "A Blast," "Gravel Shore," and "Bela's Tune," featuring driving solos by Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck, the rockin' "Touch of a Master's Hand" as well as the slow and sweet "Eternal Friendship" and "Josefin's Waltz."

"Much of the fiddling on this CD was not planned but 'felt' because of a moment created by the music. I was pulled like a tide by these brilliant musicians. I'd be fiddling along and all of a sudden play something I had never thought of before because they had carried me to a new musical place that was absolutely natural," muses Natalie.

Also look for a newly designed website coming late August ...



May 8, 2003
Natalie to Receive Honorary Degree

St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, will grant honorary degrees to three distinguished Canadians, Natalie MacMaster, Linden MacIntyre and John J. Pungente at its 2003 Convocation ceremony on May 12, 2003.

Natalie MacMaster is a world renowned musician who has won eleven East Coast Music Awards, including 2002 Entertainer of the Year. She has been named Fiddle Player of the Year for the past five consecutive years by the Canadian Country Music Awards and has won two Juno Awards. She has shared the live performance stage with acts ranging from Alison Krauss to Luciano Pavarotti and dozens of world-class symphony orchestras. Two of her CD's have been on Billboard's Top 20 Selling World Music charts and four of her previous five CD releases have been certified "gold" (50 000 +) in Canada.

Linden MacIntyre, a native of Cape Breton, has been a journalist for 39 years. John J. Pungente, SJ, has worked in media education for more than 35 years.

The Convocation ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. on May 12, 2003 in the courtyard of St. Thomas University.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary McIntosh, Director of Communications, St. Thomas University,
(506) 452-0522 Fax: (506) 460-0335 marymc@stu.ca
http://www.stu.ca 



February 18, 2003

Congratulations to Natalie on winning the 2003 East Coast Music Award (ECMA) for 'Female Artist Of The Year'. Unfortunately Natalie was not able to attend the award show as she was on tour in Vancouver however she did give her acceptance speech via video from CBC in Vancouver.  For a complete list of ECMA winners, visit www.ecma.ca