Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy ONE

It's no secret, we here at Sea and be Scene are HUGE fans of Natalie MacMaster.

Natalie MacMaster MayJune2015 IN THE SPOTLIGHT small ABMShe is as lovely and talented as she is kind and down to earth.  Needless to say we was thrilled when she agreed to be our Atlantic Canadian IN THE SPOTLIGHT for the May/June 2015 Issue of Atlantic Business Magazine (on newsstands the first week of May).

The interview for that article was done via telephone call from Florida.  The Cape Breton born award winner called between one of over a hundred concert dates slated for this year alone.  Natalie along with her husband Donnell Leahy and their wonderfully gifted gang of curly haired kids continue to amaze sold out crowds around the world.  Just watch the video above and you'll see how naturally it comes to the lot of them.

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy ONE

With a schedule so busy and a family so big (six kids now) guess we shouldn't have been surprised that after 12 years of marriage this is the first time Natalie and Donnell have recorded an album together....still... we were.

"We've always intended on doing one" MacMaster explained "it just takes forever to come around because we never really had anybody hounding us - it was just something in our own mind that we wanted to do."

And as for choosing what songs to put on the album...that came pretty naturally as well.

"We had quite a collection of stuff built up and there wasn't a lot of wondering – that came together quite quickly – especially in comparison to other recordings of mine"

NATALIE & DONNELL ONE

The couple enlisted legendary producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple) to helm the project - recorded at ECMA award winning Lakewind Sound Studios in Point Aconi, Cape Breton, NS.

And it's Ezrin we have to thank for insisting Natalie sing on this project - making the first time she's ever done so for a an album.

NATALTIE & DONNELL ONE feature"He heard me humming something and said 'you just have to sing on this cd – we have to personalize it – sing a lullaby to your baby' " she recalled. "I'm one of those type of people where I'll try stuff – I don't want to limit creativity because I'm shy – I'll just try it – I figure if it's no good – Bob Ezrin isn't gonna want it on there and they all liked it so I said – 'whatever – put it on.'"

You listen to Natalie's turn on "Cagaran Gaolach" and you'll know why Ezrin insisted - truly lovely stuff.

All of ONE is a shining example of a beautiful union - naturally delightful and a must-have for your music collection.

You can click here to find out more about Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy's ONE and purchase your copy on line.

ONE Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

For more SABS features on Natalie MacMaster check out...

Natalie MacMaster & her Family...A Must Watch!!!

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Natalie MacMaster "Booked Up"

For all things Natalie MacMaster including previous recordings and upcoming tour dates visit: www.nataliemacmaster.com

 

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