CD Review by Celtic Life International

Halifax, Nova Scotia-based fiddler Alycia Putnam comes of age with her third full-length recording Wired for Sound, a 13-song melange of melodic medleys that bridge past and present. The Mystery Motorcycle and Banshee on the Harbour open in sure, steady foot-stompin' style; Johsefin's Waltz is a traditional ballad, while the Mad Bulgar explores gypsy soul. The Tipsy Butterfly shines a light on Putnam's newfound musical maturity as both a player and arranger, and the diversity of Colin's Fiddle and The One with the Strathspeys showcases a solid supporting cast, specifically the stylings of multi-instrumentalists Dave Gunning and Darren McMullen. An engaging and entertaining selection from one of  North America's finest young fiddlers, Wired for Sound captures and conveys the Celtic Heart with great creative charm. ~SPC

Celtic Life International (Spring, 2013)