Woods Hole Folk Music Society
2018 - 2019
February 10, 2019:
Troy MacGillivray & Andrea Beaton
We welcome back multitalented phenomenon Troy MacGillivray from the shores of Nova Scotia. Returning for the fourth time, Troy is best known for a powerful, roots-centered fiddling style that evokes the music of his ancestors and features lesser-known gems from the traditional repertoire. His musical prowess can be attributed to both commitment and bloodline, as from a very young age he was impressing local audiences with his fiddle, piano and step dancing skills. He is also an arranger and tunesmith, winning awards far and wide for his stunning compositions. Whether playing fiddle or piano or showcasing his step dancing abilities, Troy displays a strong commitment to the Celtic heritage he inherited from his Highland ancestors, and with a warm and engaging stage presence, he brings alive the beloved musical traditions of his homeland. Troy will be joined by award-winning Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton. Descended from a long line of top musicians -- granddaughter of Donald Angus Beaton, niece of Buddy MacMaster and cousin to Natalie MacMaster -- she has the energetic timing and powerful bowing skills associated with her family's Mabou fiddle style. Her music, dance and comical stories will add to the evening's delight!