By Frank MacDonald - Inverness Oran
A journey through the lyrics of Cape Breton: Max MacDonald releases Songs of Home
This month marks the release of a song collection containing a dozen favourite Cape Breton songs chosen and sung by Max MacDonald. Songs of Home: A Personal Tribute to Cape Breton Songwriters, celebrates a handful of the countless storytellers who have been penned over the decades by a very diverse and gifted number of songwriters. What makes these particular choices historically signiﬁcant is that they have been gathered together under a single and original voice.
Not only is the selection an important sampler of what Cape Breton musicians do when they don’t play the ﬁddle, it also brings back, for the length of this album at least, one of the most inﬂuential voices in Cape Breton over the past four decades. Whether with The Rise and Follies or fronting the popular band, Buddy and the Boys, Max MacDonald’s voice has been an integral part of the Cape Breton soundtrack.