Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray Cape Breton Fiddlers!, Village Playhouse

November 16th, 7:00PM

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Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray

Two of the finest fiddlers from the East Coast of Canada in concert!

Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of Beaton and MacMaster musicians, which explains why

her music is her own and deeply rooted in the Cape Breton tradition. Like her father and

grandfather, she is a composer, adding fine new music to the island's repertoire. She tours

internationally and is in great demand as a teacher at music camps. Her passion for Cape Breton

fiddle, piano, step dancing, and comical stories are sure to delight any crowd.

Troy MacGillivray is from Lanark, a small community on the north-eastern shore of Nova Scotia.

Troy’s commitment to music has spanned 30 years and includes both practical and academic

accomplishments – most recently an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick in

Ireland. From as young as six years old, Troy was impressing audiences step dancing and soon

after, fiddle and piano skills. His roots-centered approach has the power to inspire audiences

and comes from a family of proud Scottish heritage where fiddle playing and Gaelic traditions

runs in the bloodline. Troy is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for

contributions to culture in Canada.

Separately they have strong careers that has brought them around the world playing and

teaching from the North Pole to the Middle East. Solo recordings by both artists have been

acknowledged with East Coast music awards over several years. Andrea and Troy share a

musical ancestry – they are distant cousins where many of their relatives are excellent and

prolific musicians!

Together these two accomplished solo artists offer a taste of Nova Scotia's best traditional

music. Andrea and Troy will captivate and enchant the audience with contemporary tunes

fused with the music of their Highland ancestry.


“Two fantastic musicians, both beyond masters of Cape Breton style fiddle and piano, who are

not to be missed!”

- Victor Maurice Faubert, June 2018

"Andrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivray are good friends who have been playing music together

for many years and it shows. Both have deep roots in the traditional music of Cape Breton

Island and bring to their performances both the great energy of experienced dance musicians

and a deep lyricism that is especially evident when playing their own compositions. Their small

concert venues are a joy, not only for their wonderful music but Andrea's bubbly enthusiasm

and Troy understated sense of humor. Their performances are not to be missed.”

- Paul Fackler, June 2018

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North of 7 Film Fest brings the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) movies to North Hastings through their Film Circuit Program.  Movies are shown at the Bancroft Village Playhouse every second Tuesday of the month at 4:15 and 7:00 pm from September to June. 

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