Sponsored by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, this is a rare opportunity to hear traditional Cape Breton fiddle played in at its most dynamic best. The GNWCA coffeehouse at the Tillotson Center has been bringing some of the world’s best musicians up close and personal in this series and this night will be especially memorable as Beaton and MacIssac are joined by much-in-demand guitarist Eric McDonald.
She has released five solo albums, one duo album with her father, Kinnon Beaton, and a book 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 Awards 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.
Wendy MacIsaac is a well-known fiddler from Cape Breton who has been playing music for over 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. Wendy is in high demand for her skills at teaching the Cape Breton style of fiddling. She travels throughout North America and overseas as well as teaching from her home in Halifax.
Eric McDonald has appeared in Colebrook under GNWCA-sponsorship a number of times, as a member of the popular Scottish group Cantrip and past member of Matching Orange. Eric today lives in Montreal.
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, or at the door. General admission prices for the night are: adults, $15; students, $12; children under 12, $5. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call 237-9302 or 246-8998.