Rachel Davis is a name to remember, a great little fiddler with great dance timing and a nice variety of tunes. Her self-titled CD was released during the Celtic Colours festival, very appropriate considering the production was sponsored in part by the Celtic Colours International Festival Volunteer Drive’ers Association. After all, she was the winner of last years Frank “Big Sampie” Sampson Award, given to an up-and-coming young Celtic talent to aid them in financing their first recording. The cash prize is matched by studio time from Lakewind Sound Studios in Point Aconi, which brings with it the expertise of people like Fred Lavery and Mike Shephard.
Rachel has taken her great talent, her musical background and her ability to select some good tunes and combined them very successfully with the available expertise and opportunity to bring forth a great new recording.
- Dan MacDonald, Cape Breton Post