CONCORD -- Award-winning fiddle virtuosos, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy -- accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians – and their children – will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Capitol Center for the Arts.
The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories, but few match the beguiling true-life tale of MacMaster and Leahy. Indeed, when two of the planet’s very best fiddle players married in 2002, the proverbial mantelpiece was instantly crammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards. Though MacMaster and Leahy followed different trajectories – she a Cape Breton native who could step-dance before she could walk; he the oldest brother of acclaimed family group Leahy – both had assuredly crested the traditional music peak.
MacMaster and Leahy’s musically gifted children are the centerpiece of the MacMaster/Leahy live set. Not because the couple necessarily envision showbiz careers for their offspring. Rather, the pair realized early on that being on the road without their kids was infinitely harder than touring with them.
Tickets are $29.50-$49.50, plus any applicable fees for phone/internet sales. They may be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at 225-1111 or online at ccanh.com. Tickets may also obtained at the Center’s box office at 44 S. Main St.