Cape Breton Fiddle And Piano Music

By The Beaton Family of Mabou

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This is an amazing CD!!! I got it while on vacation in CB and I never stop listening to it. It has a lot of good CB tunes.

“The Beaton Family of Mabou: Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music”

Smithsonian Folkways SFW40507 - recorded in 2004

The fiddle and piano reign in Cape Breton! When the Beatons play, the dancing feet of family, friends, and fans pound out the vibrant rhythms of reels, strathspeys, jigs and other favorites from this tradition-rich corner of Canada. 14 tracks. 74 minutes. 36-page booklet. 14 tracks 74 minutes 36 page booklet (also a PDF that can be donwloaded from this link.)

~ performances by fiddlers Kinnon & Andrea Beaton as well as by Glenn Graham and Rodney MacDonald. Betty Lou Beaton plays a piano solo as well. Also included is one archival track of Donald Angus Beaton from the 1960s.

Re: Cape Breton Fiddle And Piano Music

For Connor:

1) Thomas MacDonnell’s (Donald Angus Beaton)
Traditional Strathspey (trad)
My Great Friend John Morris Rankin (Brenda Stubbert)
Marie O’Keeffe (Otis Tomas)
Francis Beaton’s (Donald Angus Beaton)
2) Quickstep (trad)
Gordon’s Trip To Sydney (Dan R MacDonald)
The Garden Wall (Robert Petrie?)
3)Bandelena (trad)
Ben Lomond (trad)
Gabe Arsenault’s (trad)
Eoghan Dubh (Kinnon Beaton)
Tullamore Piper (trad)
Traditional Reel (trad)
4) Mary Ann MacDougall’s (Mike MacDougall)
Yester House Strathspey (trad)
MacKinnon’s Other Rant (trad)
Beaton’s Delight (Donald Angus Beaton)
Joey Beaton’s (Donald Angus Beaton)
Tamarack’er Down (Donald Angus Beaton)
5) The Haughs Of Cromdale (trad)
Johnny Sullivan’s (trad)
Malcolm Finlay’s (trad)
White Lightning (Rodney MacDonald)
6) Sandy MacIntyre’s (Donald Angus Beaton)
Because He Was A Bonnie Lad (trad)
The Editor’s Favourite (trad)
Willy MacKenzie’s (trad)
Joan Beaton’s Reel (Kinnon Beaton)
Sandy MacInnis Reel (Donald Angus Beaton)
7) Glenn Graham’s (Rodney MacDonald)
Teviot Bridge (trad)
Piper’s Jig (Kinnon Beaton)
8) Coilsfield House (Nathaniel Gow)
Farewell Friend (Kinnon Beaton)
Fraser’s (Dan Hughie MacEachern)
9) The Brig O’ Balater (trad)
Fife Hunt (trad)
Lady Montgomery (trad)
Mrs Ronald MacDonald’s (Big Ranald MacLellan)
10) Do’igean Bachd (trad)
The Night The Goats Came Home (trad)
Carl Beaton’s Reel (Donald Angus Beaton)
Michael Rankin’s (John Morris Rankine)
11) A Joan Boes Tune (trad)
Erchless Castle (trad)
Donald Angus Beaton’s (Sandy MacInnes)
General Stewart Of Garth (trad)
The Grey Old Lady Of Raasay (trad)
The Men Of The Deeps (Kinnon Beaton)
12) The Maids Of Islay (trad)
Lucy Campbell (trad)
Elizabeth’s Big Coat (trad)
Old Time Wedding Reel #1 (trad)
MacKinnon’s Other Rant (trad)
Old Time Wedding Reel #2 (trad)
13) Back Of The Change House (trad)
The Beaton Family Recording Strathspey (Glenn Graham)
Todd Graham’s (Glenn Graham)
Port St. Lucie (Kinnon Beaton)
Totar’s Hornpipe (trad)
The Stone Frigate (PM Donald Kerrigan)
14) Andrea Beaton’s March (Kinnon Beaton)
The Laird O’ Thrums (James Scott Skinner)
Hoch Hey Johnny Lad (trad)
Sir Reginald MacDonald (trad)
Traditional Laddie (trad)
Memories Of Dougald MacIntyre (trad)
15) Lady Dorthea Stewart Murray (trad)
The Glasgow Gaelic Club (trad)
Burt Feintuch (Kinnon Beaton)
16) Stumpie (trad)
Duke Of Gordon Strathspey (trad)
West Mabou Reel (trad)
Joys Of Mabou Mines Reel (Donald Angus Beaton)
Anna Mae’s Reel (Anna Mae MacEachern)