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Cape Breton Trio with Andrea Beaton, Dick Hensold & Dean Magraw

Andrea Beaton is one of the most accomplished and well-known fiddlers from the newest crop of Cape Breton musicians. Andrea’s 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, but her music is at once her own, deeply rooted in the tradition of Cape Breton’s Mabou Coal Mines. One of her 5 CDs won an ECMA “Instrumental Recording of the Year” award. 

“…Beaton is a force to be reckoned with, a powerful player with great technique and tremendous passion.” - The Guardian

Dick Hensold plays Northumbrian smallpipes, reel pipes, and whistles. The leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, for the past 20 years Hensold has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. His solo CD Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes was released in 2007. 

“Dick Hensold is a master piper with an exquisite touch.” – City Pages, Minneapolis

Joining Andrea and Dick for this tour will be guitarist Dean Magraw, a remarkably sensitive and versatile accompanist who has toured across Europe, and toured the U.S. as accompanist to Peter Ostroushko and John Williams.

“Dean Magraw… so liquid, lyrical and effortless it’s like listening to a dancer.” - Steve Tibbetts

Tickets are $20 and are available at the door, or you may RSVP via email to with the word "Tickets" in the subject line.  Please indicate how many tickets you would like, and if you have any questions, please call 510-654-3808. Doors open at 6:30pm.


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Later Event: May 14
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