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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy




Natalie MacMaster and family and work-life have been intertwined since marrying fellow fiddler Donnell Leahy in 2002. Her values are equally as important in her life as music. She believes incorporating family into her performances and music is the perfect way to maintain a healthy work-life balance. MacMaster and Leahy now have six beautiful children. She maintains her devotion to family by having their children join her and her husband on tour. Natalie admits that becoming a mother has reinvigorated her love for the stage by giving her a chance to transform from Natalie The Mom, into Natalie MacMaster ,The Entertainer.

Donnell Leahy is an extraordinarily gifted fiddle player whose professional career spans over 30 years. Donnell is the front-man and lead fiddler for “Leahy.” You’ll also find him sharing the stage with wife Natalie MacMaster, and brothers Doug and Angus.

Irish fiddle master Tom Morley is back with another installment of his fantasic Irish Trad Fiddle Lessons. This time a Hornpipe. “Off to California”  Tom breaks down the tune in this issue of iFiddle.

The are of fiddlemaking is alive and well in Fairhope, Alabama. Fiddle maker Wayland Thomas has a video and article on the craft of making fiddles.

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Mike Spears
I'm the author, editor and publisher of iFiddle Magazine and the owner of the site, I'm a fiddler, a teacher and general all around good guy wanting to help out the vast fiddling community.