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Tracy Dares

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Tracy Dares
Also known asTracey Dares MacNeil
BornCape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Tracey Dares MacNeil is a pianist from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.[1] She performed in Natalie MacMaster's band for several years, including recording for MacMaster's mid-1990s albums My Roots are Showing, No Boundaries and Fit as a Fiddle.[2][3][4]

She is married to piper Paul K. MacNeil, and with him established the Castlebay Music online retail business specialising in Atlantic Canada music artists. The pair performed together on the CD Còmhla Cruinn – Gathered Together, [5]


  • 1994: Crooked Lake
  • 2000: Castlebaymusic.com with Paul MacNeil


  1. ^ Holly Conners. "Cape Breton youth mentored in music, Gaelic and step-dancing". CBC News, Jan 04, 2016
  2. ^ "Natalie MacMaster". Irish Times, Jan 22, 1996, Fintan Vallely
  3. ^ "Sounds Good", The Stanstead Journal - Jun 29, 1994. by David Vachon
  4. ^ "Natalie MacMaster - "Fit As A Fiddle". Living Traditions, review by Peter Fairbairn
  5. ^ Review of Còmhla Cruinn – Gathered Together (CD), by Margaret Bennett, from The West Island Free Press, via Féis an Eilein