The Minnie Sessions Vol 3
Who’s On Third
Bernard Felix – Accordion
Lennie Gallant – Singer/Songwriter/Bodhran/Guitarist
Jerry Holland – Cape Breton Violin
Scott Macmillan – Guitars
Douglas Reach – Acoustic Guitar
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Recorded in August 1997, Scott Macmillan Presents: The Minnie Sessions Vol. 3, follows in the tradition of The Minnie Sessions Vol. 1. and Vol.2 The Minnie Sessions are a series of collaborations recorded in Scott Macmillan’s Inverness County, Cape Breton, home. The play on words the “Mini Sessions” or rather the “Minnie Sessions” comes from Minnie Adam’s. She was among the last of the Cape Breton natural healers. Minnie Adams’ ancestors came from Scotland in search of “the earth with energy,” and who’s home Scott and his family now own.
During the recording sessions, Scott Macmillan and his featured artists explore their musicality on an intimate level and in an intimate setting. Drawing on Scott’s genius as a musical facilitator, originality and creativity are encouraged within a relaxed atmosphere.
The quality of the music is foremost for Tamarac Records. Hayward Parrott brings his sensitive touch and unique expertise to the recording and engineering of The Minnie Sessions.
Fasten your seat belts for Volume 3
When multi-SOCAN/ECMA “Song of the Year” winner, Lennie Gallant delivers soulful renditions of his haunting “Island Clay” and his new song “Knots and Tangles”.
The internationally acclaimed Cape Breton fiddler and fiddle tune composer, Jerry Holland, brings his own zest to the recording in the “Dancing Jigs” and the “Dedication Group.”
Jerry is joined by the vibrant virtuoso Newfoundland Acadian accordion player Bernard Felix, in “Bernard’s Favorites,” a group of Jerry Holland tunes and also in a set of heritage tunes passed down through the Benoit/Felix family, “Grandfather’s Jigs”.
Doug Reach and Scott first met as students at Dalhousie in the Guitar Dept. Now some twenty years later Doug is the head of the Guitar Dept. at Dalhousie and is a neighbour of Scott’s. Winner of an International Guitar Competition in 1982, Doug brings both his playing and collaborative skills to the fore in “Stadacona Park” and “Merrily Down the Mull River”.
Scott Macmillan is the co-winner of the 1998 ECMA Instrumental Award for his work on “The Minnie Sessions Volume 1”. Scott encirles Volume 3 with a series of solos, duets, and trios with his featured guest artists. His mastery as a guitarist and composer are demonstrated on a mixture of original tunes including his Cape Breton style fiddle tunes for guitar in medleys like “Jigging on the Back Steps” and in his up beat numbers such as “Theme from a Corner House”.
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