The Beaton Collection

The Beaton Collection

Compositions of Kinnon Beaton, Donald Angus Beaton, Andrea Beaton : Over 600 Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes

Book - 2000
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Publisher: [Port Hawkesbury, N.S. : K. Beaton, 2000]
Branch Call Number: 787.2 B369
Characteristics: 208 p. of music : ill.


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Dec 11, 2014

This is a straightforward tune collection, featuring over 600 compositions by three generations of Beatons of Mabou, Cape Breton (over 500 by Kinnon) -- excellent fiddlers all.. The collection does not include any instruction on their style of playing or provide the decorations and stylistic devices (e.g., cuts, grace notes, double stops) that make Cape Breton music what it is. The Beaton Collection does not include any traditional tunes or tunes by other Cape
Breton fiddlers. The book is primarily for fiddlers or other musicians, already immersed in Cape Breton playing, who want to find particular tunes by these three composers, or who are so enamoured of the Beatons' composing that they want access to 600 tunes.
For a CD of their music, see "Cape Breton Fiddle And Piano Music" by "Beaton Family of Mabou " which can be found by clicking any of the Beaton family names in blue on this page (above).

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