With Betty and Dave

(2016)
  1. The Campbell Group
  2. D Jigs
  3. A Tune Back
  4. The Noon Moose of Maine
  5. Springy Jigs
  6. Buddy Memories
  7. Checkered Hat
  8. Blacksmith Delights on the Banks
  9. Outlander
  10. G Whiz

Andrea is accompanied on this lively traditional album by her mom, Betty (MacMaster) Beaton on piano and Dave MacIsaac on guitar- two of Cape Breton's most revered and tasteful musicians.

Musicians

Andrea Beaton
Fiddle
Betty Lou Beaton
Piano
Dave MacIsaac
Guitar

More Tunes From the Albums

Released 2016. 40 pages.

40-page tune book of original compositions from her albums 'Little Black Book' and the brand new 'With Betty and Dave'. Origin stories of the tunes accompany each composition.

Tunes From 'Branches'

Released 2016. 34 pages.

34-page tune book of original compositions, recorded on her album 'Branches'. Origin stories accompany each composition.

Little Black Book

(2012)
  1. Radio Edit / Barley Reel
  2. For Grandma / The Cubby House / One For The Floor / Hector on the Krispie Road / Christa and Jerrod Get Hitched
  3. Home County / Caroline of Galway / Rankin's Reel / The Social Network
  4. Kaitlin Heaves the Chains
  5. Festival of Small Halls Jig / Weegie Martini / Brodie's Jig
  6. Bear Creek / Criminal Minds / For Liz Carroll
  7. Crowded Thoughts / The Water Boiling Machine
  8. Crumbs / Intro to Allonzo's Double Dark / The Squeeze Machine
  9. A Terrible Beauty / Jim & Michele's Celtic Retreat / Grandma on the Keys
  10. Jolene and Wayne's

Little Black Book is comprised of all original instrumental compositions.

Musicians

Andrea Beaton
Fiddle, Piano (#2,#4)
Louis-Charles Vigneau
Guitar
Matt Haverly
Cello (#4)

Branches

(2009)
  1. King Arthur's
  2. First and Last
  3. The Number Nine
  4. Smirnoff
  5. Hector
  6. Friendly Tunes
  7. Hold 'em
  8. Airborn
  9. Fire on the Lino
  10. Allison and Craig's Big Day
  11. Starfish
  12. The Gretzky Group
  13. Coney Island
  14. Lucky
  15. The Silver Bullet

Review

Branches grabs the listener right away with a dandy bunch of reels, and refuses to let go until all of the marches, jigs and reels have been played. High energy with a varied mix of tunes will keep your ears wanting more.

Musicians

Andrea Beaton
Fiddle, Vocals (#5)
Tracey Dares
Piano
Remi Arsenault
Guitar
Jami Gatti
Upright Bass (#5)

The Tap Session

(2006)
  1. Big Mike's
  2. The Airplane Landing
  3. Luke on the 'Zuke
  4. Lady Isabella Wemyss
  5. The New Stove
  6. Train to Glasgow
  7. General Admission
  8. Elizabeth's Cut
  9. The Oldies
  10. The Magners Cut

Review

Recorded live at the Tap Inn in Scotland. In addition to some great fiddling, there are lively duets with piper Finn Moore and Piano accompaniment throughout by Troy MacGillivray.

Musicians

Andrea Beaton
Fiddle
Troy MacGillivray
Piano, Bass (#3)
Luke Plumb
Bouzouki (#3)
Fin Moore
Pipes (#10)

Cuts

(2004)
  1. Old Reels
  2. Big Red
  3. Pipe Tunes
  4. The B Minor Cut
  5. The High Bass Cut
  6. Andie's Cut
  7. Jennifer MacDonald's Waltz
  8. "C" Is For Corona
  9. Buddy Jigs
  10. One For Al
  11. The Highway
  12. Tunes With Ian
  13. Specs In The Ditch
  14. Hello, Hello

Review

Cuts features many of Cape Breton Island's finest musicians. The album was nominated for 'Instrumental Recording of the Year' at the 2005 East Coast Music Awards (ECMA).

Musicians

Andrea Beaton
Fiddle
Kinnon Beaton
Fiddle (#5)
Ian MacDougall
Fiddle (#12)
Buddy MacMaster
Fiddle (#9)
Mac Morin
Piano
Troy MacGillivray
Piano
Betty Beaton
Piano
Joel Chiasson
Piano
Jackie Dunn MacIsaac
Piano
Gordie Sampson
Guitar
Sandy MacDonald
Guitar
Patrick Gillis
Guitar
Fin Moore
Pipes
Cheryl Smith
Snare

License To Drive'Er

(2002)
  1. The "D" Reels
  2. Mabou Coal Mines
  3. Skip To My Lou
  4. The Ale Is Dear
  5. In Memory of Herbie MacLeod
  6. Just For Laughs
  7. The Order Of Canada
  8. The Weapon
  9. The Funky Cut
  10. Out On The Ocean
  11. Red Shoe Cut (For Francis Beaton)
  12. Red Shoe Cut (For West Mabou Hall)

Review

Buddy MacMaster's niece, Natalie MacMaster's cousin, it's a great musical lineage to be a part of. A spirited performer, she has lived up to her live performance reputation by making a dynamite debut recording.

Musicians

Andrea Beaton
Fiddle
Kinnon Beaton
Fiddle (#11, #12)
Betty Lou Beaton
Piano
Mac Morin
Piano
Kevin Chaisson
Piano
Gordie Sampson
Guitar, Bass
Patrick Gillis
Guitar
Brent Chaisson
Guitar, Drums
Elmer Deagle
Mandolin
Allison Beaton
Dancing

Kinnon & Andrea Beaton

(2007)
  1. Tribute to John
  2. The Highlanders
  3. Barn Dance Medley
  4. The Snipe
  5. Getting Jig "E"
  6. The Pleasures of Home
  7. Hinkley Road
  8. C Jigs
  9. Cheryl's Cut
  10. The Cage
  11. Dee Reels

Musicians

Andrea Beaton
Fiddle
Kinnon Beaton
Fiddle
Betty Beaton
Piano
Sandy MacDonald
Guitar

Kinnon Beaton & Friends: Tunesmith

(July 2010)
  1. Deal or No Deal (Kinnon & Andrea Beaton)
  2. One for the Minors (Kinnon Beaton)
  3. Backstreet (Kenneth MacKenzie)
  4. Archie A's (Kinnon Beaton)
  5. The Explorer (Andrea Beaton)
  6. About a Week Before (Glenn Graham)
  7. Dougie MacDonald's (Troy MacGillivray)
  8. Kermit's (J.P Cormier)
  9. Mabou River Inn (Kinnon Beaton)
  10. The Old CN Line (Shelly Campbell)
  11. Chisholm's Court (Kinnon Beaton)
  12. Godmother's Air (Rodney MacDonald)
  13. The Fortress (Mike Hall)
  14. The Society Bull (Andrea Beaton)
  15. Twenty-four deer (Kinnon Beaton, Andrea Beaton,Troy MacGillivray)

Musicians

Kinnon Beaton
Fiddle
Andrea Beaton
Fiddle
Glenn Graham
Fiddle
Mike Hall
Fiddle
Rodney MacDonald
Fiddle
Shelly Campbell
Fiddle
Troy Macgillivray
Fiddle
Kenneth MacKenzie
Pipes
J.P. Cormier
Guitar
Betty Beaton
Piano
Cheryl Smith
Snare

Kinnon & Betty Beaton:
Cape Breton Fiddle Compilation

(2004)
  1. Rose Bush Jig Set
  2. Leaving Lochalsh Set
  3. My Ain' Kind Dearie Set
  4. Rolling Off A Log Jig Set
  5. Doug MacPhee's Clog Set
  6. Donnie LeBlanc's Jig Set
  7. Memories of Paddy Leblanc's Set
  8. Elizabeth's Jig Set
  9. High Bass Stathspey & Reels Set
  10. Riding On A Hand Car Jig Set
  11. Miss Forbes Farewell to Banff Set
  12. Ivy House Jig Set
  13. Memories of Maggie Bell Gillis Set
  14. Devanny's Reel Set

Cape Breton Fiddle Compilation is a compilation of Kinnon & Betty Beaton's first three recordings released in the 1980's:  Cape Breton Fiddle 1 (1982), Cape Breton Fiddle 2 (1984) and Sprig Of Ivy (1989).

Musicians

Kinnon Beaton
Fiddle
Betty Beaton
Piano
Dave MacIsaac
Guitar
John Morris Rankin
Bass

Kinnon Beaton: Eoghan Dubh

(2003)
  1. Jessie's Jig medley (live)
  2. Doug MacPhee's medley (live)
  3. The Nurses' Patience medley
  4. The Clansman's Maiden Voyage Jig medley
  5. Jane Andrew's Air
  6. Joan Beaton's Reel medley (live)
  7. Sandra Gillis medley (live)
  8. Fit For Life Jig medley
  9. Theresa MacLellan's medley (live)
  10. Lakewind medley
  11. Father Hughie D's medley (live)
  12. Buddy's Order of Canada Jig medley (live)
  13. Ann Beaton's medley

Family ties and community history are powerfully present in Kinnon's playing. Like his father, Donald Angus Beaton, Kinnon composes tunes, and this album and its companion book present some of the hundreds he has written. Named for friends, family, neighbors, and places, the tunes chronicle a life in music. Also like this father, Kinnon has inspired and taught others. It's no surprise, given both sides of the family history, that his daughter, Andrea, and his nephews, Glenn Graham and Rodney MacDonald, among others, have made their way into the music, inspired by his playing. Today, he and his wife, Betty, one of the island's great piano players, may be the busiest musicians. Betty has her own distinguished family history in the music - she's Buddy MacMaster's youngest sister, and Natalie MacMaster's aunt.

Musicians

Kinnon Beaton
Fiddle
Andrea Beaton
Fiddle (#2, #6, #11, #13)
Betty Beaton
Piano
Mac Morin
Piano
Joel Chiasson
Piano
Jackie Dunn MacIsaac
Piano
Patrick Gillis
Guitar
Sandy MacDonald
Guitar
Gordie Sampson
Guitar
Patrick Lamey
Guitar
Heather Richards
Flute

The Beaton Family of Mabou

(2004)
  1. Thomas MacDonnell's medley
  2. Quickstep medley
  3. Bandelena medley
  4. Mary Ann MacDougall's medley
  5. The Haughs of Cromdale medley
  6. Sandy MacIntyre's March medley
  7. Glenn Graham's Jig medley
  8. Coilsfield House medley
  9. The Brig O' Balater medley
  10. Do'igean Bachd medley
  11. A Joan Boes tune medley
  12. The Maids of Islay medley
  13. Back of the Change House medley
  14. Andrea Beaton's medley
  15. Lady Dorthea Stewart Murray medley
  16. Stumpie medley

Musicians

Andrea Beaton
Fiddle
Kinnon Beaton
Fiddle
Glenn Graham
Fiddle
Rodney MacDonald
Fiddle
Donald Angus Beaton
Fiddle
Betty Beaton
Piano
Mary Graham
Piano
Elizabeth Beaton
Piano
Glenn Graham
Guitar
Allison Beaton
Dancing

Tunes From The Albums Book

Released 2008. 62 pages.

62-page book of original compositions, recorded on her 4 albums to date. Also contains tunes written by Andrea that have been recorded by Glenn Graham, Kinnon Beaton and Timothy Chaisson. Stories accompany each composition as well as full-colour album details.

Kinon Beaton:
105 Original Fiddle Tunes Book

(2010)

"This is a publication of 105 tunes I have written since the publication of 'The Beaton Collection' in the year 2000 and '100 Original Fiddle Tunes' in the year 2003." ~ Kinnon Beaton

The Book contains:
44 Jigs, 35 Reels, 11 Marches, 5 Waltzes
4 Strathspeys, 4 Laments/ Airs, 2 Clogs

Kinon Beaton:
100 Original Fiddle Tunes Book

(2003)

Companion book to the "Eoghan Dubh" CD, compositions by Cape Breton fiddler Kinnon Beaton.

Includes Marches, Airs, Clogs, Strathspeys, Reels and Jigs. All tunes recorded on 'Eoghan Dubh' can be found in this book. Also includes 4 colour pages of photos of people Kinnon has written tunes for.

The Beaton Collection

OUT OF PRINT

The Beaton Collection is a compilation assembled by Mabou fiddler Kinnon Beaton. It contains:

  • 50 Tunes by Donald Angus Beaton (his father)
  • Music by Kinnon (over 500 tunes)
  • By daughter Andrea (15 tunes)


Compilation CD featuring 14 live tracks from various Cape Breton Live shows.

Produced by:
Andrea Beaton & Cheryl Smith

Cape Breton Live: Take 02

(2008)
  1. Sydney Side Drive
    Brenda Stubbert/Kimberley Fraser/Paul MacDonald

  2. Buddy's "Debut"
    Buddy MacMaster/Betty Beaton/Dave MacIsaac

  3. Piob Mhor
    Kenneth MacKenzie/Jackie Dunn MacIsaac

  4. West Mabou Jigs
    Kinnon Beaton/Troy MacGillivray/Cheryl Smith

  5. Tramper Down
    Wendy MacIsaac/Jackie Dunn MacIsaac

  6. Gaelic In The Glen
    Jeff MacDonald/Mary Jane Lamond/Rona Lightfoot

  7. Memories of Donnie Dougald
    Ian MacDougall/Mac Morin/Sandy MacDonald

  8. Let's Get Down To Business
    Howie MacDonald/Doug MacPhee

  9. Hector The Hero
    Jerry Holland/Marion Dewar

  10. Washabuck
    Carl MacKenzie/Jackie Dunn/Dave MacIsaac

  11. Betty's Piano Tunes
    Betty Beaton/Andrea Beaton/Patrick Gillis

  12. King Cole's Boot
    Ryan J. MacNeil/Mac Morin

  13. The Doryman
    Natalie MacMaster/Donnell Leahy/Troy MacGillivray/Cheryl Smith

  14. Just For Fun
    Kinnon Beaton/Andrea Beaton/Shelly Campbell/
    Troy MacGillivray/John Pellerin/Dale Gillis/Mac Morin/
    Betty Beaton/Cheryl Smith



Compilation CD featuring 13 live tracks from various Cape Breton Live shows.

Produced by:
Andrea Beaton & Cheryl Smith

Cape Breton Live: Take 01

(2006)
  1. BEATON'S DELIGHT
    Kinnon Beaton (fiddle)
    Andrea Beaton (fiddle)
    Betty Beaton (piano)

  2. I GUESS IT'S JIGS
    John Pellerin (fiddle)
    Troy MacGillivray (piano)
    Cheryl Smith (snare)

  3. MABOU DRONES
    Kenneth MacKenzie (highland pipes)
    Jackie Dunn MacIsaac (piano)

  4. THE LAUNCH
    Natalie MacMaster (fiddle)
    Betty Beaton (piano)
    Dave MacIsaac (guitar)

  5. THE GRAND PIANO
    Troy MacGillivray (piano)
    Boyd MacNeil (bouzouki)

  6. ANITA'S STEPS
    Wendy MacIsaac (fiddle)
    Jackie Dunn MacIsaac (piano)
    Anita MacDonald (stepdance)

  7. E MINOR SHUFFLE
    Shelly Campbell (fiddle)
    Troy MacGillivray (piano)

  8. CELTIC COLOURS
    Kimberley Fraser (fiddle)
    Brenda Stubbert (piano)
    Paul MacDonald (guitar)

  9. PICK 'N' STRINGS
    Dave MacIsaac (guitar)
    Mary Jessie MacDonald (piano)

  10. GLENDALE ROOTS
    Theresa MacLellan (fiddle)
    Shelly Campbell (fiddle)
    Jackie Dunn MacIsaac (piano)
    Dave MacIsaac (guitar)

  11. SITTING DANCERS
    Rodney MacDonald (fiddle)
    Glenn Graham (fiddle)
    Joel Chiasson (piano)

  12. PIPERS CEILIDH
    Kevin Dugas (highland pipes)
    Troy MacGillivray (piano)
    Boyd MacNeil (bouzouki)

  13. DIDDLE DIDDLE
    Party crew with Betty Beaton (piano)

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