Thursday November 29, 2012

BELLOWS FALLS -- Kingdom County Productions presents Grammy-winning fiddler Natalie MacMaster performing her holiday-themed concert, "Christmas in Cape Breton" on Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Bellows Falls Opera House.

MacMaster will be accompanied for several holiday songs by the student chorus from Kurn Hattin, the Westminster school and residence for at-risk children.

MacMaster is one of the most versatile and exciting musicians on both the folk and Celtic music scenes. Her many projects have seen her collaborate and perform with Alison Krauss, Carlos Santana, the Chieftains, Paul Simon, Pavarotti and Yo-Yo Ma.

MacMaster’s live performances are a testament to her incandescent musicianship and boundless energy, featuring foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-rending ballads, and world-class step dancing.

After 11 recordings, two DVDs, many East Coast and Juno awards and a Grammy, MacMaster remains the person she has always been. She continues to draw upon her life and memories, and keeps the lessons of her upbringing in Cape Breton close to her heart.

"The music is like the people and the land," she says. "Strong, powerful, and rugged. It all blends. It all matches."

Tickets are available by calling 802-748-2600 or at www.KingdomCounty.org.


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Tickets are also available at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls or Misty Valley Books in Chester.

The Nov. 29 concert is presented by Kingdom County Productions, with thanks to Kurn Hattin and generous sponsorship from Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, Vermont Festivals, Popolo Restaurant and Vermont Public Radio.