Mary Graham

Mary Graham

Mary Graham grew up in Mabou listening to Cape Breton fiddle and piano music in the home of her father and mother Donald Angus and Elizabeth Beaton. Because of this influence and love of the music, she took an interest in piano in her early teens. After she married and moved to Judique, she began accompanying her husband, Danny Graham, who has sung Gaelic and folk songs at various concerts throughout Inverness County and beyond. She later began accompanying her son, Glenn Graham, and various Cape Breton fiddlers at festivals, concerts and dances, appearing at venues such as Celtic Colours, the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, and Strathspey Place. Mary is also a highly regarded stepdancer and has composed a number of tunes. She can be heard on the 2004 recording, “The Beaton Family” on the Smithsonian Folkways label and on Glenn Graham’s “Drive” album.

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