Beaton grew up with deep family roots in the traditional music of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. MacGillivray’s family members have been proprietors of the Gaelic tradition in northeastern Nova Scotia for generations. Critics call them beyond masters of Cape Breton-style fiddle and piano and step dancing. They bring to their performances both the great energy of experienced dance musicians as well as a deep lyricism when playing their own compositions. Together these multiple award-winning solo artists will mesmerize the audience with contemporary tunes fused with the music of their Highland ancestry.