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Natalie MacMaster:
Cape Breton fiddling in reel time

TED2002 · 5:11 · Filmed Feb 2002
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Natalie MacMaster: Cape Breton fiddling in reel time
5:11 · Filmed February 2002 at TED2002 · Subtitles available in 27 languages

Violinist Natalie MacMaster and TED Musical Director Thomas Dolby play Dolby’s original song “Blue Is a River” in this ethereal duet — with a little dancing.

Fiddler
Natalie MacMaster is a star of Cape Breton fiddling, a Canadian tradition with Scottish roots. Her energetic style and virtuoso talent has brought her star billing on the international folk circuit. Full bio
Electronic music pioneer
Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, then moved to Silicon Valley; now he’s back on the road (with friends) with his new album, "A Map of the Floating City." Full bio
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