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On the program for Saturday October 8, 2011 - Women In Tune

On this weekends' edition of the program - WOMEN IN TUNE - We'll bring you a concert from the 2010 Celtic Colours International Festival held on Cape Breton Island.Women In Tune web.jpg
The annual Celtic Colours International Festival is nine days of music performed in towns and villages all over Cape Breton Island. These concerts bring together performers from all over the Celtic world. This concert, 'Women In Tune', was recorded at the Whycocomagh Education Center in the village of Whycocomagh.

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The Celtic world has always been blessed with strong female artists and for this concert we have more than our share. Natalie MacMaster returns home to where she played many a fundraiser or square dance earlier in her career. This was a special reunion with her long-time pal and former band-mate Tracey Dares MacNeil. Motherhood and miles have only added to the richness of their music together. Liz Doherty combines her trio, Louise Hunter - fiddle, Jim Woods - accordion & bodhran, and Ian Carr on guitar, with gal pal Andrea Beaton (who is Natalie's first cousin). Irish harpist Laoise Kelly was so fabulously received last year that she just had to come back. Niamh NĂ­ Charra is known from her Riverdance days as a fiddler, but in this concert we get to hear her first love, the concertina. And Mollie O'Brien shares the soulful and heartfelt songs that make the evening complete. Most of these amazing women are already friends or colleagues and have performed together before.

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