First Hand is Mabou fiddler, Mairi Rankin's premier CD. Her playing is confident and lively. Most of the medleys focus on the Cape Breton and Scottish strathspeys and reels she has picked by ear from local players.
Mairi Rankin: fiddle
Guest fiddlers: Ian MacDougall & Kenneth Joseph MacDonald
Mac Morin: piano
Patrick Gillis: guitar
Matt Foulds: percussion