13 tracks: King George V * Kylebrack Rambler * Lester Stubbert’s * Francis Xavier Kennedy MacDonald * Johnny Sullivan’s * The Laird Of Cockpen * Memories Of Russell Fraser * Teviot Bridge * Archie Neil Chisholm * Brenda At Southwest Margaree * Peter Poirier * The Iron Man * Leo And Catherine Murray.
Wonderful Cape Breton style fiddling from Brenda Stubbert and some excellent backing musicians. An album full of exciting playing.
Brenda was introduced to Scottish and Irish music at a very early age on Cape Breton Island. Her music makes you want to move, whether it’s step dancing, a square set or just tapping your feet. She makes it all happen with her infectious tunes - many of which she composes herself.
Brenda has toured Scotland and guested at The American Festival of Fiddle Tunes in Washington and the Emma Lake Fiddle Camp in Saskatchewan, Canada, teaching and performing at both.
She was born into a musical family - her father, Robert, is a well respected fiddler on Cape Breton, and so is her uncle, Lauchie. Her brothers also play fiddle and her daughter is a sought-after step dancer. There was always a good ceilidh to be had at the Stubbert residence!
Brenda has appeared on numerous radio and television shows all over, as well as stages encompassing the globe.
Joining Brenda on the album are Gordie Sampson of The Rankin Family (guitar), Bruce MacPhee (Scottish smallpipes) and Jackie Dunn (piano). The album was produced by Jerry Holland, another great Cape Breton fiddler.
‘Good toe-tapping music.’ (Highland News, Canada)
‘Her infectiously exuberant playing could start a dance among the residents in Madame Tussaud’s’ (Glasgow Herald)
‘An excellent platform for a very talented fiddler’ (Dirty Linen Magazine)
‘Without a doubt, Stubbert’s best work to date…’ (The Cape Breton Post)
‘Well on her way to becoming the female answer to the prolific composer Dan R MacDonald…’ (Chronicle Herald)
‘Brenda Stubbert is one of those fiddlers from whom the music flows effortlessly. It’s as if the music is as simple as breathing…’ (Am Braighe Magazine)