In the Fiddle

Natalie MacMaster prefers her fiddle Celtic-style… or is it bluegrass? It’s hard to tell, really. And besides, the way this clever Canadian makes music, trying to pigeonhole her sound becomes a moot point. With roots firmly planted in Celtic tradition, MacMaster’s love of bluegrass has resulted in collaborations with the some of the genre’s bigger names, such as Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, and John Cowan (all members of the New Grass Revival). But MacMaster’s talents don’t end at her fingertips – this gal can lay down some serious dance moves, from highland step numbers to modern tap styles. It’s that mix of variety and sheer musical talent that enabled MacMaster to open for both Carlos Santana and Luciano Pavarotti. Damn, is there anything she can’t do? MacMaster performs Saturday at Palm Beach Community College’s Duncan Theatre (4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth). The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25. Call 561-868-3309.
Sat., March 18, 8 p.m.
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Jason Budjinski