Videos

Natalie MacMaster: A Fiddle Lesson (DVD, VHS or PAL) Beginning with an introduction on grace notes and bowing and followed by the teaching and performance of five traditional tunes, this one hour lesson highlights some of the technical aspects of the Cape Breton style while providing a mini-repertoire. $24.95

Tracey Dares: A Cape Breton Piano Accompaniment Lesson (VHS)
Over the past number of years, the stylings of various Cape Breton piano accompanists have become familiar to people all over the world. Tracy's own unique approach has become popular through touring and recording with Natalie MacMaster,Paul MacNeil and others. She is also well known as a soloist . . . . . . . . . SPECIAL $7.95

Both of the above Videos feature:

  • On-screen musical notation.
  • Close up views of the fingerboard / keyboard
  • Performance of tunes /techniques at slow and regular tempos
  • 8 page booklet includes musical notation for the music being taught.

 

The Glengarry Collection (Angus Grant) Book-DVD Volume 1 - a contemporary tunebook and video from the highlands of Scotland. . . . . . . . . . $29.95

The Glengarry Collection (Angus Grant) Book-DVD Volume 2 - a different tunebook also with video for many of the tunes. . . . . . . . . $29.95

Buddy MacMaster - Orignally produced for CBC and Bravo TV networks as two separate shows, documentary film maker Peter Murphy has compiled close to 2 hours of concerts, dances, sound recordings and informal footage giving us a true taste of both the man and his music.

Mary Janet MacDonald - Cape Breton Stepdancing, A Family Tradition. For many, many years Mary Janet MacDonald has been one of Inverness County's most prominent step dancing teachers. She learned from her extended family and has passed it on to her own children and hundreds of others. This video shows many steps, from beginner to intermendiate.

Cape Breton Island - Created in the early 1990s this film features some of Cape Breton's finest musicians. As well there is a reading from author Alistair MacLeod, from poet Rita Joe and also songs from Gaelic and Acadian singers. The music is not exclusively performace clips; instead it is effectively used to set the mood creating a realistic backdrop for the narritive portraying life in Cape Breton.

Jean MacNeil: Spring in your Step Now a DVD- Easy to follow step dancing - one step at a time lessons. Practice music by Jean's children The Barra MacNeils. 97 minutes. .... temporily out of print

Highland Legacy: The Music of Cape Breton - A lively forty minute documentary which captures the passion of dozens of people within the Cape Breton music scene. Footage from square dances, festivals and house parties. Fiddling from Kinnon Beaton, Glenn Graham, Willie Kennedy, Rodney MacDonald, Alex Francis Mackay, Teresa MacLellan, Buddy MacMaster, Father Angus Morris and more. Commentary from traditional story tellers Archie Neil Chisholm and Joe Neil MacNeil, from historian Bob Morgan and from many professional musicians including John Donald Cameron, John Campbell, Winnie Chafe, Marie MacLellan and Doug MacPhee. Plus extra from various Cape Breton cultural centers. temporily out of print

 

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