Andrea Beaton

Cape Breton

Andrea Beaton

Andrea Beaton is an award-winning fiddler, composer, and recording artist who tours and teaches internationally, and is in great demand as a teacher at music camps and fiddling/dancing workshops. Coming from a long line of musicians, composers and dancers, the Mabou native is known for her powerful bow and driving style. Andrea has released seven solo albums, one duo album with her father, Kinnon Beaton, and published three books of her original tunes. She also recorded an album with her family, The Beaton Family of Mabou in 2007 for the Smithsonian Institute. Her 2010 CD, Branches, won the East Coast Music Award for Instrumental Recording of the Year, and most of her solo albums were nominated for awards. In 2019, Andrea’s duo with Quebec fiddler Véronique Plasse received two East Coast Music Award nominations for their self-titled album, Beaton-Plasse. Later in 2019, she teamed up with Troy MacGillivray to play a dance in Creignish which was recorded for their Independent Music Award-nominated album Face the Music. Andrea’s latest album, Hindsight is 2020, is a retrospective compilation of tracks from her first six albums, released last year.

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