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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:05/2004
Label:Smithsonian/Folkways 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-05-24 Pull Date:2004-07-26 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:25 Jul11 Jul4 Jul27 Jun6 Jun30 May
Airplays:111112

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 14 Mar 05:canuck
canuck goes totally whack on irish (and some cape breton) music in preparation f
4.Fri, 02 Jul 04:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
2.Tue, 20 Jul 04:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Tue, 22 Jun 04:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Tue, 06 Jul 04:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Tue, 01 Jun 04:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Decca
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.
5/2004

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