Ward 40 CD
Karen Steven & Pete MacCallum
Karen Steven is an accomplished fiddler and step dancer. Her distinctive rhythmic style of playing is undoubtedly due to her training as a teacher of highland dancing which, in turn, kindled her interest in step dance. Karen is an experienced tutor in both fiddle and step dance, teaching regularly at summer schools and festivals both in Scotland and abroad.
This is a superb new album. Cape Breton sets, Highland sets, step dance sets, plus reels, jigs and marches in Karen Steven's superb style, boosted by the charismatic guitar of Pete MacCallum of Dunecht in Aberdeenshire.
(October 2006) 11 tracks: The Pipe Set * Cape Breton Set * Cape Breton Jigs * It's All Scottish * The Highland Set * Marches * Skinner Set * Hornpipes * Stepdancers Set * Pipe Jigs * Reels In D & A.
An album of traditional Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton fiddle music.
Proceeds from sales of the CD will go to Ward 40, the neurosurgery ward in Aberdeen, as a thank you for the special care Karen received before, during and after her treatment for a brain haemorrhage.