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Taste of Gaelic

by Dawn & Margie Beaton

Celtic, Cape Breton Scottish Fiddle and dance music, traditionally inspired and cultivated in the nurturing village of Mabou with descendants and music direct from Scotland. These Beaton sisters showcase their multi-instrument abilities and tunes!
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Thanks For The Drive
5:51 $0.99
2. Just Jigs
3:11 $0.99
3. You and I
9:29 $0.99
4. Sir James
4:23 $0.99
5. Those F('n) Jigs
4:48 $0.99
6. Playing it By Ear
3:04 $0.99
7. Ewan, Me and Yourself
2:54 $0.99
8. Down The Burn, Davie Lad
5:47 $0.99
9. Mary Janet's Fancy
3:18 $0.99
10. Some Gaelic Flavor with Fr. Angus
6:22 $0.99
11. The Manjo
3:13 $0.99
12. Saved By The Milkman
11:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Traditional music has been a huge component of the girls' lives from day one. Coming from a musical heritage of fiddlers, dancers, and singers, it was a natural progression to learn both step dancing and the violin at an early age (4 and 6 to be exact). As the Beaton Sisters, it’s a little bit of “Blasad Ghaidhlig” (Taste of Gaelic) with their roots firmly planted in Mabou, Cape Breton. As the Beaton Sisters’ Band, it’s an expansion on that important culture into lively tunes and arrangements!
2011 has already been a rewarding year, with a trip to the prized Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland. It will continue with another dream realized, teaching at the renowned Ceolas school in South Uist, Scotland. 2010 was equally a rewarding year with trips to China, Ireland, Central Canada and the United States to perform. Dawn and Margie were also pleased to receive a Music Nova Scotia nomination and an East Coast Music Award win for Roots/Traditional Group/Duo of the year for their first recording, Taste of Gaelic!
The CD and their energetic CD release party have led to other opportunities, namely numerous ECMA showcases and one of the largest Celtic Festivals in the world! The Beaton Sisters Band attended Fesitval-Interceltique in Lorient, France, headlining numerous shows as part of the official events of the Festival.
The Beaton Sisters Band consists of sisters Dawn (fiddle, banjo, mandolin and dance) and Margie (fiddle, piano and dance). Piano extraordinaire, Jason Roach from Cheticamp, Cape Breton is a lively rhythm based soloist and accompanist with a powerful beat to keep the tunes cooking! Kenneth MacKenzie, from Mabou, Cape Breton is a piper and fiddler. His roots are strongly Gaelic and his piping styling is up-tempo, made perfect for any stepdancer! Together, these artists will have your toes tapping and your legs dancing!




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Award Winning Fiddle Music from Cape Breton
This album won 'Traditional Recording of the Year' at the 2010 East Coast Music Awards and for good reason—it embodies what is so wonderful and potent about traditional music from Eastern Canada, and in particular Cape Breton Island. The album opens with 'Thanks for the Drive' and instantly saturates the room with the spirit and energy of Cape Breton fiddle music—the musicianship is masterful and the tunes are rendered with real passion and insight. The final tune 'Saved by the Milkman' starts with a moving recording of a traditional Gaelic song, blending into a spirited performance which instantly demands a re-listen once the music ends.