Betty Beaton

Betty Beaton

Betty Beaton began playing the piano at the age of five. Although she has a couple of years of piano training, all her Cape Breton piano playing is done by ear. At fourteen years of age, she started playing dances with her brother Buddy MacMaster and has been accompanying fiddlers for dancers ever since. Betty has taught at the Ceilidh Trail School of Music in Inverness, Cape Breton, at Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend in Washington, USA, and Ceolas in South Uist, Scotland. She has played on numerous recordings including the Smithsonian Folkways recording "The Beaton Family of Mabou: Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music."

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Port Hawkesbury Céilidh

Port Hawkesbury Céilidh

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

A staple of the summer season, the Port Hawkesbury Ceilidhs are a must for visitors and locals alike. Make plans for this dandy night of…

July 2, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Lunchtime Céilidh at Beinn Mhàbu

Lunchtime Céilidh at Beinn Mhàbu

Beinn Mhàbu

It's hard to beat the combo of lively tunes, a hearty meal, good company, while overlooking the beauty of Mabou all in a lunchtime stretch.…

July 4, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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