November 17, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray

Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of musicians, composers and dancers. Both the Beaton and MacMaster sides of her family are well known and respected as some of Cape Breton's finest musicians, dancers and composers. She is an award-winning fiddler, tune composer and recording artist who is known for her powerful bow and driving style. She tours and teaches internationally and is in great demand as a teacher at music camps and fiddling/dancing workshops.

She has released 6 solo albums, one duo album with her father, Kinnon Beaton, and 3 books of her original tunes. She also recorded an album with her family "The Beaton family of Mabou" in 2007 for the Smithsonian Institute. Most of her solo albums were nominated for awards, and her 2010 CD, 'Branches,' won the Canadian East Coast Music Award "Instrumental Recording of the Year!

Andrea travels the globe, sharing her culture as well as exploring and writing contemporary tunes. Her music, dance and comical stories are sure to delight any audience.

Troy is an accomplished musician with six CDs and numerous awards and nominations to his credit. A 2017 graduate of University of Limerick with a Masters in Ethnomusicology, Troy previously received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Extensive touring has taken him from coast to coast to coast in Canada, to Afghanistan to play for the Canadian military, and to perform at festivals from Cape Breton to Barbados and Shetland to Denmark.

Doors open at 7:30 pm
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