Kinnon Beaton (born 1956) is a Canadian fiddle player from Mabou, Nova Scotia, famous for playing in the traditional Scottish style of the Cape Breton region. Unusually, Kinnon plays with his left hand, and comes from a long family line of Scottish violinists. Kinnon has composed and published a book of violin music called The Beaton Collection and is married to Betty Lou Beaton (born Betty Lou MacMaster)—the pianist in this Minute of Listening recording—who is considered to be one of the finest pianists on Cape Breton Island. The Beaton family have released numerous recordings of traditional Scottish folk music, spearheading what is known as the ‘Celtic Revival’.

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GRC4 #50

Minutes by Kinnon Beaton