Maggie Beaton was born and raised in Mabou Harbour. She started playing the fiddle in Grade 2, at Bayview Education Centre and joined the School Orchestra taught by Jackie Dunn MacIsaac. From there, she started taking lessons from Bonnie Jean MacDonald, Andrea Beaton, MaryAnne-Jewell, Margie and Dawn Beaton. It wasn't long before she started picking up the piano and learning to chord. Maggie is a regular performer at the Glenora Inn and Distillery and the Red Shoe pub, and is often seen sharing her talents in local community events.