In My Hands ... Natalie MacMaster

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Track 13
Mom's Jig

The Northside Kitchen  (Traditional)
Mom's Jig  (Jerry Holland)
A Deanadh Im  (Paul MacNeil)


  • Natalie learned the first tune from Cheticamp fiddler Arthur Muise. For many years Arthur has picked up tunes from Cape Breton's northside Irish tradition via his friends Bobby and Brenda Stubbert. The Stubberts learned this traditional tune from Joe Confiant. Originally an untitled traditional tune, it is a cousin of an old Irish jig The Cook in the Kitchen and the title The Northside Kitchen was given during the process of compiling Brenda Stubbert's Collection.
  • Mom's Jig is a tune which was first recorded by the composer in 1982 on an lp titled Master Cape Breton Fiddler. At the time Jerry's mother was living with him.
  • A Deanadh Im is a pipe reel composed by Cape Breton piper Paul MacNeil. Paul is married to piano player Tracey Dares, one of Natalie's longtime accompanists.

Northside Kitchen

Setting excerpted from Brenda Stubbert's Collection of Fiddle Tunes


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