A native of Margaree, Cape Breton, Chrissy Crowley has quickly made a name for herself in the fiddling world. After the release of her first self-titled album in 2009, Chrissy has become a favourite with audiences home and abroad. With the release of her latest album, The Departure, Chrissy is definitely making a name for herself.
The album starts off with a bang to grab your attention. She takes “The Glen Road to Carrick” and adds her own style and personality to it. Right from the start, you can tell this album is going to be a real corker. The whole cd is filled with lively upbeat tracks to keep your toes tapping.
If any dancers out there are looking for new music to practice to Chrissy’s “Sir Reginald” will have you on your feet in no time. Jason Roach kicks off the set with his high energy piano playing. The tunes in this set are all commonly played around the island.
Nothing says Cape Breton fiddle playing like a Pans player from Jamaica. Pepito Pinto, a native of Jamaica now residing in Cheticamp, joins Chrissy on “The Doppelganger”, a set which she named in honour of her sister.
Chrissy does a moving rendition of “Memories of Archie Neil”, a tune composed by Maybelle Chisholm-McQueen, in honour of her grandfather, the late fiddler and Master of Ceremonies Archie Neil Chisholm.
The Departure is a mix of lively and livelier tracks. This is one album you will want to pick up for yourself and family members home and away!
You can also find out where Chrissy is playing in your area by checking out her website at www.chrissycrowley.com.