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When

Occurs on Monday July 8 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

Strathspey Performing Arts Centre
PO Box 235
11156 Route 19
Mabou NS B0E 1X0

Performance Notes

× EVENING WITH ANDREA BEATON & PATRICK GILLIS It's opening night of our summer series! On Monday, July 8 at 7:30pm, please join us in welcoming acclaimed Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton and Scotsville's Patrick Gillis on guitar. The stage venue at Strathspey Performing Arts Centre in Mabou, Cape Breton is transformed into one of the coziest and most dynamic spaces - musicians and listeners all together in the one space for an up close and personal experience you’ll never forget! Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of musicians, composers and dancers. Both the Beaton and MacMaster sides of her family are well known and respected as some of Cape Breton's finest musicians, dancers and composers. She is an award-winning fiddler, tune composer and recording artist who is known for her powerful bow and driving style. She tours and teaches internationally and is in great demand as a teacher at music camps and fiddling/dancing workshops. Patrick Gillis grew up with traditional music being played almost constantly in his home. His father, uncle, and two older brothers playing the fiddle gave Paddy a great appreciation and understanding of Cape Breton music. Along with his love for the music, he brings a great amount of energy that can be heard in his accompaniment and in his solos. Being left handed and only having right handed guitars around, Patrick learned to play up-side down and backwards, because "no one ever told me the difference," he says. This show is part of our exciting 2019 summer festival, Currents! CURRENTS will feature some of Nova Scotia's most exciting up and coming musicians, representing a variety of genres from Nova Scotia's diverse music scene. Enjoy a local cash bar featuring Nova Scotia brews including Big Spruce, Breton Brewing, Marble Mountain wines and Glenora Distillery's finest whisky products.  The event is open to all ages.

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