Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 A Blast
5:28
2 Appropriate Dipstick
3:31
3 Jig Party
4:03
4 Touch of the Master's Hand
3:14
5 Eternal Friendship
4:27
6 Gravel Shore
4:46
7 Devil and the Dirk
4:44
8 The Ewe With the Crooked Horn
5:38
9 Johsefin's Waltz
3:35
10 Bela's Tune
4:58
11 Silver Spear
4:17
12 Minnie & Alex's Reel
2:36
13 My Love, Cape Breton and Me
5:49

Credits

CD 1

fiddle:
Natalie MacMaster (tracks 1–6, 8–12)
fiddle and tenor banjo:
Natalie MacMaster (track 7)
drumset [drums]:
Larry Atamaniuk (track 4)
bagpipe [bagpipes] and whistle:
Matt MacIsaac (track 3)
bagpipe [bagpipes] and Scottish smallpipes [small pipes]:
Matt MacIsaac (track 1)
bagpipe [electric pipes]:
Matt MacIsaac (track 2)
mandolin:
Matt Flinner (track 9)
whistle:
Matt MacIsaac (track 13)
synthesizer [synth schmear]:
John R. Burr (track 5)
synthesizer [synth]:
John R. Burr (track 9)
guitar:
Brad Davidge (tracks 1, 3, 7)
George Hebert (track 13)
Bryan Sutton (tracks 4, 6, 8, 11)
bass:
John Chiasson (track 13)
Byron House (track 5)
percussion:
Sam Bacco (track 2)
piano:
Tracey Dares (tracks 1, 3, 7)
Bob Quinn (track 13)
arranger:
Darol Anger (tracks 1, 4–9, 11–12)
Tracey Dares (track 3)
Brad Davidge (tracks 3–4)
Béla Fleck (track 10)
Matt MacIsaac (track 2)
Natalie MacMaster (tracks 1–4, 7, 12–13)
Edgar Meyer (track 2)
Bob Quinn (track 13)
Gordie Sampson (track 2)
Alasdair Fraser (fiddler) (track 8)
assistant mixer:
Chad Carlson (tracks 1–12)
Josh Hartnett (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
assistant recording engineer:
Chad Carlson (tracks 1–12)
Josh Hartnett (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
background vocals and spoken vocals [narrations]:
Natalie MacMaster (track 4)
co-producer:
Natalie MacMaster (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Darol Anger (track 6)
Jean Carignan (track 7)
Phil Cunningham (Scottish musician) (tracks 2, 5)
Brad Davidge (track 4)
Béla Fleck (track 10)
Bruce Gandy (track 3)
Jerry Holland (track 6)
Iain MacDonald (bagpiper and flautist, ex Battlefield Band) (track 2)
Matt MacIsaac (track 3)
GS MacLellan (track 1)
Natalie MacMaster (tracks 1, 3–4, 12–13)
Lad O’Beirne (track 11)
Ed Reavy (track 6)
Tony Sullivan (track 3)
Roger Tallroth (track 9)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 11)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (tracks 1, 7–8)
editor:
Scott Lake (tracks 1–13)
guest violin [octave violin]:
Darol Anger (track 2)
guest mandolin:
Sam Bush (tracks 4, 8, 10)
Mike Marshall (US mandolinist & multi-instrumentalist) (tracks 6, 11)
guest dobro:
Jerry Douglas (tracks 1, 4–6, 8)
guest guitar:
Mike Marshall (US mandolinist & multi-instrumentalist) (tracks 7, 10)
Gordie Sampson (track 9)
guest guitar [guitars]:
Gordie Sampson (track 2)
guest bass:
Viktor Krauss (tracks 4, 10)
Victor Wooten (tracks 1, 8, 12)
guest banjo:
Alison Brown (tracks 6, 11)
Béla Fleck (tracks 1, 7–8, 10)
guest double bass [arco & pizz bass]:
Edgar Meyer (tracks 2, 9)
guest double bass [bass]:
Todd Phillips (double bassist) (tracks 6, 11)
guest double bass [pizz bass]:
Todd Phillips (double bassist) (track 9)
guest piano:
Philip Aaberg (tracks 5, 7, 11)
guest vocals:
John Cowan (track 4)
mixer:
Dave Sinko (track 1)
producer:
Darol Anger (tracks 1–12)
Donnell Leahy (track 13)
Natalie MacMaster (track 13)
recording engineer:
Dave Sinko (2002-05) (tracks 1–12)
vocals:
Kate Quinn (track 13)
writer:
Bob Quinn (track 13)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 11)
edited at:
Vyner Road Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (tracks 1–13)
recorded at:
Solar Audio in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (2003-03) (track 13)
medley including a recording of:
The Glen Road To Carrick (irish traditional tune) (track 11)
medley of:
Golden Lochs (track 7)
Gravel Shore (track 6)
Lord Gordon's Reel (track 7)
The Ash Plant (track 8)
The Carignan Clog (track 7)
The Devil And The Dirk (reel) (track 7)
The Street Player (track 6)
recording of:
A Blast (track 1)
Bela's Tune (track 10)
Devil and the Dirk (medley recorded by Natalie MacMaster) (track 7)
Eternal Friendship (track 5)
Gravel Shore (medley: Gravel Shore / Reel For Carl / The Street Player) (track 6)
Jig Party (track 3)
Johsefin's Waltz (track 9)
The Silver Spear (track 11)
referred to in medleys: