An important value found in Gaelic culture is respect; in knowing where things come from, and for those who have passed on tradition. It only seems fitting to honour two musical legends in our community for their many contributions and lasting impact on those who followed after. Kinnon Beaton comes from a long line of fiddlers from the Mabou area. His playing, like that of his late father Donald Angus is rich in the Mabou Coal Mines flavour. Beaton is very much in demand at dances and concerts from Cape Breton to Boston and every place in between. A prolific composer, his fiddle tunes can be found on numerous recordings, including his own. As a teacher, he has passed on more than just skill, but also passion for music and rich style. Betty Lou Beaton began playing the piano at the tender age of five. Although she has a couple of years of formal piano training, her sound comes from playing by ear. At fourteen years of age, she started playing dances with her brother, Buddy MacMaster, and has been accompanying fiddlers with her rock-solid swing ever since. Betty has also been in demand as a teacher, internationally and right here at the College as well. We look forward to friends and family coming together in celebration of this musical pair as we say a big tapadh leibh to Kinnon and Betty!