Like any crossover musician, this unconventional Canadian fiddler from the East Coast Maritime region risks not being accepted by traditionalists or rockers. If you can get past that, there's great music here. With the help of Big Sugar guitarist Gordie Johnson, the fleet-fingered fiddler comes off on some tracks like a Celtic Mahavishnu Orchestra. At other times, including "Sleepy Maggie" with the haunting Gaelic voice of Mary Jane Lamond, he's downright traditional. A powerful and promising debut.
-Mark Allan, AllMusic
MacIsaac's major label debut and his most commercially and critically successful album, it spawned the Canadian Top 40 hit "Sleepy Maggie" featuring Mary Jane Lamond, and won the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo at the Juno Awards of 1996.
The album was produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda and Peter Prilesnik. Guest musicians on the album included Lamond, Gordie Johnson, Graeme Kirkland, Ian Blurton, Chin Injeti, Gordie Sampson, Chris Brown and the bands Jale and Quartetto Gelato.
In 2005, the tenth anniversary of the album's release, it was re-released as a special edition, remastered and released with four new remixes of MacIsaac's most famous track, "Sleepy Maggie", along with the music video for the track.