December 20, 2005
Natalie wanted to share a
few photos with you of little Mary Frances Rose.
Mom and baby are doing great... Happy holidays to you all!
December 5, 2005
Natalie & Donnell have named their little girl... Mary Frances Rose Leahy!
August 10, 2005
CAPE BRETON LIVE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAPE BRETON, NS –
Well-known Canadian performing artists Natalie MacMaster and Donnell
Leahy are pleased to announce the launch of
CAPE BRETON LIVE,
a new internet radio show, which will broadcast a series of live musical
events from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia each week.
In a trial five week
period, the radio program will showcase artists both new and familiar,
exposing the traditional music of Cape Breton to audiences around the
globe. Recorded at popular music venues around Nova Scotia – from halls,
to pubs, to kitchens – the shows will capture the sights and sounds of
the traditional Cape Breton ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”, Gaelic for
party or gathering).
Long one of Canada’s
national treasures, Cape Breton Island is known for both its natural
beauty and unique culture. The Island is home to a distinctive musical
legacy derived from the Scottish and Irish immigrants who brought their
music to the island where it evolved naturally. The recent surge of
interest in the music of Cape Breton from around the world
has been the catalyst for
the creation of Cape Breton Live.
"We are aware of the
strong attraction of Cape Breton music and culture to people, as we are
constantly being told by the fans who frequent our shows,” says Natalie
MacMaster. "It excites people and stays
with them long after they leave. So, we thought, if you can’t get here
in person, join us on the Web."
MacMaster and Donnell
Leahy, the lead fiddle player of Canadian Celtic supergroup Leahy, were
married in 2002 and are together launching the Cape Breton Live project
as a platform for the musical community they belong to, and from which
they draw inspiration.
"It is an effort to share
the music and culture of Cape Breton with the rest of the world," says
Leahy, "and our hope is that the beauty that lives here will be felt
through this program."
This project is made
possible with the assistance of Aliant and the Government of Nova
The first taping of Cape
Breton Live will take place at the Judique Hall on Sunday, August 28th
during Natalie & Buddy MacMaster's CD Release Party. The first audio
broadcast on capebretonlive.com will be on Sunday, September 4, 2005.
Aliant will also stream
these Cape Breton Live performances through www.aliant.net, giving music
fans one more way to connect to Cape Breton’s down-home music. Video
from these performances will be available exclusively to Aliant
"Cape Breton is more than
great scenery and hospitable people. It’s an energetic spirit that is
shared so well through our talented musicians,” said Mike Gillespie,
Aliant Regional Manager for Cape Breton. "As a Cape Breton native, I’m
very pleased that Aliant can play a role in this innovative venture to
share our music and our spirit with people around the world."
To be present at a
recording session for Cape Breton Live, please check out
www.capebretonlive.com for a list of dates, venues and performers.
Listen weekly to the Cape
Breton Live sessions by going to
PRESS RELEASE -
Dexter's Subaru & Natalie MacMaster
Dexter’s Automotive Group
today announced plans for a 2005/2006 advertising campaign for Dexter’s
Subaru. The campaign will feature international recording artist and
Nova Scotia legend, Natalie MacMaster.
“Natalie is perfect for
this campaign and this campaign is perfect for Natalie”, says Keith
Dexter. “After a great discussion with Natalie, it was so obvious, her
exceptional performance and loyalty to her fans is very consistent with
Dexter’s Subaru’s approach to business. We are very excited to be
working with her”.
“Dexter’s Subaru’s unique
approach to connecting with their customers makes them different”, says
Natalie MacMaster. “They have always promoted their business with an
independent and unique voice. Their hands-on, small town persona really
appeals to me, it’s all about being loyal to your fans… and loyal to
your customers. It’s going to be a fun campaign. It’s an approach I’m
very excited to be associated with”.
Initial advertising will
focus on Subaru’s newest offering, the seven-passenger SUV crossover
Tribeca. “I absolutely love the product”, says MacMaster. “My husband
and I are getting ready to start a family and the Tribeca matches our
needs to a tee. It has all the room we need, plus the safety and
performance of Subaru. I feel really good putting my name to product and
people I truly believe in”.
Dexter’s Automotive Group
operates three dealerships in Metro: Dexter’s Audi and Dexter’s Subaru,
both in Halifax; and Dexter’s Subaru in Dartmouth. Audi and Subaru offer
quality products featuring All-Wheel Drive in every automobile . Seventy
dedicated employees have established a reputation in the region for
outstanding customer service.
Natalie wins 2 East
Coast Music Awards!
has won two East Coast Music Awards (ECMA), handed out on Sunday
February 20th at Centre 200 in Sydney, NS. She was awarded the Female
Artist of the Year and Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of
the Year for her latest album 'Blueprint'. Unfortunately
Natalie was not able to attend the awards show as she was previously
booked to perform in New Mexico.
though I can't be there tonight, I want everyone to know that it's
always very inspiring to be part of East Coast music".