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September 10, 2002

Congratulations to Natalie on winning the Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) "Country Music/Program Special of The Year" award for "My Roots are Showing".

May 6, 2002
For Immediate Release, Halifax, NS

Cape Breton fiddler, internationally acclaimed recording and touring artist, Natalie MacMaster is engaged to be married!! The lucky man is none other than fellow Canadian fiddler and leader of the internationally acclaimed family group, "Leahy", Donnell Leahy, 33.

The couple was engaged over the weekend while visiting with Natalie's family in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They have known each other for over ten years and had been seeing each other for some time.

Both families are thrilled and excited. No wedding date has yet been confirmed.

Congratulations to them both!


March 22, 2002

Natalie's upcoming live double-CD featuring a concert recorded at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga and a square dance recorded at Glencoe Mills Hall in Cape Breton will be released in Canada on Warner Music on May 14, 2002 and released in the USA on Rounder Records on June 4, 2002. 


March 9, 2002

In association with the Children's Miracle Network, Natalie will be playing the national anthems at the Ottawa Senators hockey game on Saturday night, March 23rd at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. 

February 21, 2002

Natalie is flying to Monterey, California today to attend the TED conference this weekend as both a delegate and a presenter. She will be performing a piece of music composed by Thomas Dolby (remember 'She Blinded Me With Science' from the 80's?). The piece of music he wrote was actually inspired by Natalie's performance at the TED conference last year. They will perform the piece of music together on Saturday, February 23rd. 

Other musicians attending the conference this year include Herbie Hancock. 

On Sunday she flies to San Francisco and on to Berkeley where she will begin preproduction on her next studio album with her producer, Darol Anger. This album is scheduled for release some time in 2003 at this point.

In March, she starts touring again in the US and In May, she will travel to Nashville to record.

Her upcoming double-CD "Natalie MacMaster Live", which will include one disc recorded live at a square dance in Glencoe Mills with Joel Chaisson and Dave MacIsaac and the second disc recorded live at a concert in Mississauga, Ontario at the Living Arts Centre. This double CD is scheduled for release in either March or April this year. No firm release date has been set yet. 

Stay tuned for more news....

February 4, 2002

Congratulations to Natalie on winning the prestigious "Entertainer Of The year" award at the East Coast Music awards!