Aside from six solo CDs of traditional Cape Breton fiddle music and original compositions, Andrea Beaton is featured on the 2007 Smithsonian Folkways recording of The Beaton Family of Mabou. Her 2010 CD Branches won the Canadian East Coast Music Award for Instrumental Recording of the Year. On this tour she teams up with Nova Scotia pianist and fiddle player Troy MacGillivray, classically trained at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and St. Francis Xavier University. His fourth CD, Live at the Music Room, was the 2008 ECMA Instrumental Recording of the Year. Like Andrea, Troy is a tradition bearer through his musical family; his grandfather, Hugh A. MacDonald, is a member of the Nova Scotia Country Hall of Fame.
At the home of Stephen Simko and Phyllis Derrick in Silver Spring, they present Cape Breton music with plenty of room to dance. RSVP/directions: firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 suggested donation.
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