Live at the Brackley Beach Ceilidh (2012)
This highly-anticipated CD+DVD package is a true representation of Cynthia’s longtime-running series, the Brackley Beach Ceilidhs. Filmed and recorded over two nights in September 2010, this album features many popular PEI entertainers performing with Cynthia on the Brackley Beach stage, as well as the dynamite fiddle medleys that Cynthia has become renowned for.
The DVD is hosted by Cynthia, who tells the story behind the music, the artists and the ceilidh itself. Accompanying the DVD is a CD containing the live cuts from the two nights, as well as three bonus tracks.
“Riddle” marks a giant leap forward for Cynthia MacLeod, from “prodigy” to “Master”; from “energetic girl” to “dynamic, strong young woman”. With its soaring and unique arrangements, exquisite musicianship, and broad and varied influences, “Riddle” shows a sophistication and artistry earned by Cynthia over her decade as one of Canada’s premier entertainers.
From straight-up dance hall sets to comical Acadien reels to heart-wrenching ancient Scottish laments, “Riddle” is more than a series of fiddle tunes; it is an emotional journey with Cynthia as your guide and some of the East Coast’s finest performers as your travelling companions. She can still drive ‘er as hard as any, but in “Riddle” we see a new finesse, subtlety, and maturity that adds heart and strength to every tune.
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