• Adults
    $39

plus HST & box office surcharge

Cape Breton Celtic

Thursday, October 24, 8:00 PM
The Pub at The Water Tower Inn
360 Great Northern Rd.

$39.00 Adults (plus HST and Box Office fees)

Three of the finest fiddlers from the East Coast of Canada in concert!

Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of Beaton and MacMaster musicians, which explains why her music is her own and deeply rooted in the Cape Breton tradition. Like her father and grandfather, she is a composer, adding fine new music to the island's repertoire. She tours internationally and is in great demand as a teacher at music camps. Her passion for Cape Breton fiddle, piano, step dancing, and comical stories are sure to delight any crowd. In 2007, Andrea and her family were featured by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series on an album called “The Beaton Family of Mabou.”


Troy MacGillivray is from Lanark, a small community on the north-eastern shore of Nova Scotia. Troy’s commitment to music has spanned 30 years and includes both practical and academic accomplishments - most recently an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick in Ireland. From as young as 6 years old, Troy was impressing audiences with step dancing and soon after, fiddle and piano skills. His roots-centered approach has the power to inspire audiences and comes from a family of proud Scottish heritage where fiddle playing and Gaelic traditions run in the bloodline. His first paid gig was a 9 years old and he was teaching by the age of 13 at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, Cape Breton. Troy is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to culture in Canada.

 

 

Wendy MacIsaac is a renowned fiddler from Cape Breton who has been playing music for more than 30 years. She is recognized as one of the “old school” style of players who has kept the traditional sound going and has a deep respect for it. Wendy is also a sought after piano accompanist and step dancer. Besides performing as a solo artist, Wendy records and tours in a critically acclaimed and award-winning band with Mary Jane Lamond and Cathy Porter. She is a founding member of Beòlach, and has also performed with The Cape Breton Summertime Revue, Capercaillie, The Chieftains, Ashley MacIsaac, and toured with Heather Rankin and The Rankin Sisters. Wendy has recorded on more than 20 albums (including four of her own, two with Beòlach, and one with her and Mary Jane), and is in high demand for her skills at teaching the Cape Breton style of fiddling.

 

 

Collectively they share the same musical ancestry and they will give you a superb sample of one of Nova Scotia’s cherished cultures.

 

 



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