MP3 Dawn & Margie Beaton - Taste of Gaelic
Celtic, Cape Breton Scottish Fiddle and dance music, traditionally inspired and cultivated in the nurturing village of Mabou with descendants and music direct from Scotland. These Beaton sisters showcase their multi-instrument abilities and tunes!
12 MP3 Songs in this album (63:59) !
Related styles: World: Celtic, Folk: Celtic Folk, Instrumental
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Traditional music has been a huge component of the girls'' lives from day one. Coming from a musical heritage of fiddlers, dancers, and singers, it was a natural progression to learn both stepdancing and the violin at an early age (4 and 6 to be exact). As the Beaton Sisters, it’s a little bit of “Blasad Ghaidhlig” (Taste of Gaelic) with their roots firmly planted in Mabou, Cape Breton. As the Beaton Sisters’ Band, it’s an expansion on that important culture into lively tunes and arrangements!
2010 has already been a rewarding year, with a trip to China, Ireland, Central Canada and the United States to perform. Dawn and Margie were also pleased to receive a Music Nova Scotia nomination and an East Coast Music Award win for Roots/Traditional Group/Duo of the year for their first recording, Taste of Gaelic!
The CD and their energetic CD release party have led to other opportunities, namely numerous ECMA showcases and one of the largest Celtic Festivals in the world! The Beaton Sisters Band attended Fesitval-Interceltique in Lorient, France, headlining numerous shows as part of the official events of the Festival.
The Beaton Sisters Band consists of sisters Dawn (fiddle, banjo, mandolin and dance) and Margie (fiddle, piano and dance). Piano extraordinaire, Jason Roach from Cheticamp, Cape Breton is a lively rhythm based soloist and accompanist with a powerful beat to keep the tunes cooking! Kenneth MacKenzie, from Mabou, Cape Breton is a piper and fiddler. His roots are strongly Gaelic and his piping styling is up-tempo, made perfect for any stepdancer! Patrick Gillis, affectionately known as “Paddy” is a left-handed rhythm-guitar whiz and is highly regarded for his beat-based guitar stylings. Together, these artists will have your toes tapping and your legs dancing!