The Atlantic Provinces -- comprising the Maritimes (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick) and Newfoundland -- are global hotspots for Celtic and Celtic-influenced music. These regions on Canada's eastern coast, settled primarily by immigrants from Scotland and Ireland, held tightly to their roots even as they expanded and evolved (and drew heavily on the influence of the sea for inspiration). In recent years, the world has finally taken notice. Enjoy!

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

Dave Anthony
31B Victoria (2001)


B

Banshee
Secret Manuscripts (2001)
Long Awaited Day (2003)

The Barra MacNeils
Rock in the Stream (1989)
Closer to Paradise (1993)
The Traditional Album (1994)
Until Now (1997)
The Christmas Album (1999)
Racket in the Attic (2000)
20th Anniversary Collection (2007)
In Session (2008)
The Celtic Colours Sessions (2012)

Rik Barron
The Quiet Faith of Man (2004)

Tommy Basker
The Tin Sandwich (1994)

Andrea Beaton
License To Drive' Er (2002)

Dawn & Margie Beaton
Taste of Gaelic (2008)

Martyn Bennett
Bothy Culture (1997)
Glen Lyon (2000)

Emile Benoit
Vive La Rose (1993)

Beolach
Beolach (2001)
performance review (2001)
Variations (2004)

Anita Best
The Colour of Amber, with Pamela Morgan (1991)
Crosshanded (1997)
Amber Christmas (1998)

Blou
Rythm 'n Blou (2000)

Bluegrass Diamonds
Les Souvenirs de Mon Enfance (2002)
Some of Our Favorites, Hopefully Yours (2003)

The Bottomfeeders
Waterview (2001)

Ronald Bourgeois
Le Long Retour (2001)

Brown Ale
Heads Up! (2000)


C

Gary Callahan with Plain & Simple
Death on the Ice (1996)

Lisa Cameron
End of Blue (2004)

Melody & Derrick Cameron
When There's Music (2004)

Cassie & Maggie
 Sterling Road (2014)

Celtic Angel
Celtic Hits (2014)

Celtic Connection
Forever (1995)

The Celtic Kids
Creation of the Celtic Kids (2001)

Celtic Tide
Kindle (2000)

The Chieftains & Friends
Fire in the Kitchen (1998)

Colleen Coadic
You Feel this Good (2004)

Kevin Collins
From an Island to an Island, Vol. 1 (2003)
Jump In & Swim (2004)
This is My Home (2004)
Full Circle: From an Island to an Island, Vol. 2 (2007)

Vince Collins
Lifting Out the Stove (2002)

Connie & Paul
My Father's Songs (1996)
Dancing in the Moonlight (2000)

Joe Cormier
The Dances Down Home (2001)

J.P. Cormier
Primary Color (2002)
Looking Back: The Instrumentals (2005)
Looking Back: The Songs (2005)

Joseph & J.P. Cormier
Velvet Arm, Golden Hand (2002)

Maxim Cormier
Maxim Cormier (2012)

The Cottars
Made in Cape Breton (2002)
On Fire (2005)

Paul Cranford & Friends
The Lighthouse (1996)

A Crowd of Bold Sharemen
A Crowd of Bold Sharemen (2002)

Chrissy Crowley
Chrissy Crowley (2006)
The Departure (2010)
Last Night's Fun (2013)


D

Daimh
Moidart to Mabou (2000)

Tom Daniels
The R Months (2002)

Tracey Dares
Crooked Lake (1999)

Rachel Davis
Rachel Davis (2010)
Turns (2013)

Elmer Deagle
Elmer Deagle (2005)

Aselin Debison
Sweet is the Melody (2002)

Liz Doherty
Last Orders (1999)
performance review (2001)
Quare Imagination (2002)

DonnaWendyAndy
Ship of Dreams (1999)

Teresa Doyle
If Fish Could Sing ... and Sheep Could Dance (1998)


E

Danette Eddy
Motion Potion (1999)

The Ennis Sisters
3 (2000)
The Ennis Sisters (2001)

Evans & Doherty
Sailing Ships & Sailing Men (2000)

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More live reviews can be found in our always-expanding general performance section. Look for Beolach, J.P Cormier, Great Big Sea, Gordie Sampson, Kendra MacGillavry, Sons of Maxwell, Natalie MacMaster and other treats from Atlantic Canada!


For more information on Cape Breton music, check out Cape Breton Music Online. Keep abreast of the East Coast Music Association here. And do pay a visit to the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre of Judique as well.


For the best in live music from the Maritimes, try to attend the Celtic Colours International Festival, a week-long music event that will blow your mind!!


You can read interviews with Natalie MacMaster, Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle and other fine folks in the music world in our musicians' chat room.


You'll also find books on Cape Breton music reviewed in our music library.


Interested in an outside view of Cape Breton musicians? You can read an excellent article, "Fiddlers of the Maritime Provinces" by Paul-Emile Comeau, at the Dirty Linen website. Check it out ... and then hurry back to Rambles for more reviews!






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