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Andrea Beaton
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July 5, 2021 - 11:09 pm
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I can't believe there's no Andrea Beaton discussion in the Celtic/Cape Breton forum, so I must have missed it, but since I can't find it, I wanted to share a few of my favorites from YouTube.

I realize sometimes there's a little tension between "authentic [whatever genre]" and "festival [whatever genre]" and some of these are "festival" performances, but Andrea Beaton blows my mind.  I absolutely adore her sound and her smile is a lovely bonus.

An older Celtic Colours performance: 

Newer:  

 

Two part house party video with her father.  Kinnon plays lefty so when they're face to face on the piano bench it's trippy and awesome: 

part 2: 

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@Heady - I can see why you brought this incredible lady to our attention! During the first tune, I kept thinking, with bow movement like she does, she would have muscles in that arm that could slap a person into next week! I got tired just watching her!

The old curmudgeon!

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@Heady -

I LOVE the way Andrea Beaton plays those strathspeys & reels!   

I saw she had a video that was from last year's Fiddle Hell.  I'm sorry now I wasn't ready to take part in any workshops at that time - and she didn't teach at this last April's Festival.  Maybe she will in November (fingers crossed).

I've been playing 'King George IV' & now I can improve by watching her! 

Your 2nd video also links us to a great site - 'Celtic Colours International Festival' has quite a few wonderful videos of performances and interviews - I'll be spending some time there! 

If you're interested in seeing what little info & tutorials we've gathered here on Cape Breton music, here's a link that will take you to some of the other threads. 

A Note About Cape Breton Thread

https://www.lanesboro.lib.mn.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/cat_fiddle.jpg

 

Thank you for sharing those videos!  

- Emily

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She's a great fiddler but her Dad's no slouch, and noting he's playing the fiddle the correct way a right handed fiddle left handedthumbs-up

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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@Heady, @Mark -

Have you had the opportunity to see either Andrea or her Dad play in person?

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Emily, 

Unfortunately I have not seen her in person,

I've seen a few videos of her that is how I know of her.

Mark 

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Great stuff. Thanks for the links.

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