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Beaton Family of Mabou / Cape Breton Fiddle & Piano
Album:Cape Breton Fiddle & Piano Collection:World
Artist:Beaton Family of Mabou Added:May 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-05-24 Pull Date:2004-07-26 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 25Jul 11Jul 4Jun 27Jun 6May 30

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 14, 2005:canuck goes totally whack on irish (and some cape breton) music in preparation f
The Brig O'balater
4.Jul 02, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
The Brig O'balater
2.Jul 20, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Thomas Macdonnell's
5.Jun 22, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
The Haughs of Cromdale
3.Jul 06, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
The Brig O'balater
6.Jun 01, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
A Joan Boes Tune

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-05-13 
Three generations of Scottish Celtic musicians from Nova Scotia. Lively & honest with piano, fiddle, and foot-stomping dances. All instrumental w/great notes discussing the family history. Most tracks combine dances of varying tempos (marches, reels, jigs, etc.) This is very good stuff but I especially liked the following:

1. Strathespey/reel set w/a get-on-your-feet catchiness.
3. Nice progression from match to strathspey to reel. All well done.
4. A driving, stately march into an almost bluegrassy reel.
5. Turns into a fun toe-tapping reel.
9. Fiddle/piano/stepdancing. Has a nice energy to it.
10. A big fiddle/piano set of reels.
13. Fiddle/guitar/piano, an energetic, folksy set of dances.
14. A fairly traditional sound. Sweet fiddle/piano duet.
15. Three sold jigs w/great timing between piano & fiddle.
16. Four fiddles and two pianos combine in an energetic set.

Track Listing
1.Thomas Macdonnell's 9.The Brig O'balater
2.Quickstep 10.Do'igean Bachd
3.Bandelena March 11.A Joan Boes Tune
4.Mary Ann Macdougall's 12.The Maids of Islay
5.The Haughs of Cromdale 13.Back of the Change House
6.Sandy Macintyre's March 14.Andrea Beaton's March
7.Glenn Graham's Jig 15.Lady Dorthea Stewart Murray
8.Coilsfield House 16.Stumpie