Andrea Beaton with Dick Hensold and Dirk Freymuth - Community Concert
A VERY Special Community Concert, doors at 6:45pm, concert at 7:30pm. Veteran and student discounts at $12 each only through BPT! Please note, that ALL tickets at the door are $20 by cash or check only.
This concert of traditional Cape Breton Scottish fiddling and piping will feature Andrea Beaton, with piper Dick Hensold and guitarist Dirk Freymuth. The concert will focus on the musical and cultural interplay between the fiddle and the pipes, two instruments that have had a long, close, and mutually influential relationship in Cape Breton.
Cape Breton Island, at the Eastern end of the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia, was settled about 200 years ago by some 50,000 Gaelic-speaking Scottish Highlanders. Because of the Highlanders' isolation, both before emigration and after, Cape Breton is believed to authentically preserve many aspects of 18th-century Highland Scots Gaelic culture, particularly its music and dance.
Andrea Beaton, "a powerful Cape Breton fiddler, composer and stepdancer", is one of the most accomplished and well-known fiddlers from the newest crop of Cape Breton musicians. Andrea's lively music is characterized by her powerful bow, the drive and swing of her timing and the crispness of her attack. She learned her tradition from her family. Her father, Kinnon, is one of today's most influential Cape Breton fiddlers; her mother, Betty Beaton, is one of the great piano accompanists of her generation. Her uncle, Buddy MacMaster, is the most revered fiddler on Cape Breton Island, and her cousin, Natalie MacMaster, is an enormously popular entertainer on the fiddle. Her music is at once her own and deeply rooted in the tradition associated with the Mabou Coal Mines in Cape Breton. She has released 5 solo CDs, one of which won the 2010 East Coast Music Association "instrumental recording of the year" award. http://www.andreabeaton.com
"Beaton is a force to be reckoned with, a powerful player with great technique and tremendous passion. She's also a player capable of finding the subtle nuances in every little note and bringing them out." The Guardian, Charlottetown
Appearing with Andrea will be Dick Hensold, playing various bagpipes and whistles. A 2006 Bush Artist Fellow (in traditional music), he is the leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, and for the past 20 years has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. Based in St Paul, MN, he is a full-time musician, passionately presenting the traditional music of Scotland, Cape Breton Island, and Northumberland, as well as Nordic folk music, early music, and traditional Cambodian music. His solo Northumbrian smallpipes CD Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes was released in 2007. "Dick Hensold is a master piper with an exquisite touch." City Pages, Minneapolis, MN
Joining Andrea and Dick will be guitarist Dirk Freymuth, a remarkably sensitive and versatile accompanist who has toured across Europe with the band circa 1500, and toured the US as accompanist to Peter Ostroushko.
Winona Grange #271
8340 SW Seneca St
Tualatin, OR 97062
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
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