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Allie Bennett Allie Bennett is a composer, fiddler, bass and guitar player, teacher and an ECMA winner.
Allison Momberquette Allison Momberquette, an up and coming fiddler who hails from Richmond County
Andrea Beaton Andrea Beaton is the daughter of Cape Breton Fiddler Kinnon Beaton and piano player Betty (MacMaster) Beaton.
Ashley MacIsaac Ashley MacIsaac has brought Cape Breton fiddle music to almost every corner of the world. Ashley is a fiddler, piano player, stepdancer...a performer.
Betty Lou Beaton Betty Lou Beaton has been a staple of Cape Breton music for years.
Brenda Stubbert Brenda Stubbert learned the music at the foot of her father, Robert.
Brent Aucoin Brent Aucoin's playing has been compared to that of the legendary Arthur Muise.
Buddy MacMaster Buddy MacMaster is known as the 'Master of the Cape Breton Fiddle'.
Carl MacKenzie Carl MacKenzie has written many tunes over the years and has several recordings to his name.
Chrissy Crowley Chrissy Crowley has been musically influenced by both sides of her family including her late Grandfather Archie Neil Chisholm who was a founding member of the Cape Breton Fiddler's Association.
Colin Grant Colin Grant started his musical career in Toronto and very early found the Cape Breton style of playing under the wing of noted fiddler Sandy MacIntyre.
Dave MacIsaac Dave MacIsaac is a musicians' musician. John Allan Cameron once said, if you put strings on a cod he could play it.
Dawn & Margie Beaton Dawn & Margie Beaton are a fiddling-stepdancing sister team from Mabou.
Doug MacPhee Doug MacPhee is one of the most respected piano players to ever grace a Cape Breton stage.
Douglas Cameron Douglas Cameron is proof that traditional Cape Breton fiddle music is in good hands.
Eddie Rogers Eddie Rogers has been guiding young and older fiddlers for a number of years.
Father Angus Morris Father Angus Morris is one of many Catholic Priests who have been involved with Cape Breton music over the years.
Father John Angus Rankin The Cape Breton Fiddler's Association hosted the first Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling in 1973.
Glenn Graham Glenn Graham is a Judique Fiddler who has benefitted from a rich blood line of music from both the Graham and Beaton sides of his family.
Howie MacDonald
Howie MacDonald is a fiddler who can easily fill a dance floor and a dance hall
Jennifer Roland Jennifer Roland is one of the many multi talented performers
Joe Peter MacLean Joe Peter MacLean from Boisdale Cape Breton is a Gaelic speaker and the music from his fiddle speaks Gaelic as well.
Joey Beaton Joey Beaton's heritage is closely linked with Cape Breton music.
Kimberley Fraser Kimberley Fraser has travelled to many parts of the world
Kinnon Beaton Kinnon Beaton comes from a long line of fiddlers from the Mabou area.
Lawrence Cameron Lawrence Cameron, like his mother is a noted piano player.
Leanne Aucoin Leanne Aucoin from Sydney Mines comes by the music honestly with music all around her.
Mac Morin Mac Morin, is in high demand as a piano player and accompanist.
Melody and Derrick Cameron Melody and Derrick Cameron make West Mabou their home.They are deeply involved in the music.
Natalie MacMaster Natalie MacMaster originally from Troy, Inverness County
Rachel Davis Rachel Davis is a young fiddler from Baddeck in Cape Breton.
Rodney MacDonald Rodney MacDonald is a Mabou fiddler whose family heritage is a great legacy for the music.
Shelly Campbell Shelly Campbell hails from West Bay Road, Cape Breton and has been playing music since a young age.
Stan Chapman Stan Chapman is credited with mentoring many of today's 'fiddle stars'
The Barra MacNeils The Sydney Mines six have been part of the Cape Breton cultural landscape
Theresa MacLellan Theresa MacLellan, often referred to as the 'First Lady of the Cape Breton Fiddle' comes from an admired family of musicians.
Tracy Dares MacNeil Tracy Dares MacNeil has been playing music for many years.
Troy MacGillivray Troy MacGillivray has become one of the most sought after performers of his generation.
Wendy MacIsaac Wendy MacIsaac hails from Creignish, Inverness County and is considered to be an excellent example of young performers who have kept the tradition of Cape Breton music alive.
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Saturday October 31 , 2020
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*Press Release 2019*

2019 continues to be a busy year for the Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association. The finishing work for our new CD has been underway since February. The mixing, the graphics, and the design have been successfully completed, and we are extremely pleased to announce that the recording will be available at two different launches. The first will be Wednesday, July 3rd, 7:30 p.m., at the Gaelic College as part of Kitchenfest; the second will take place at an evening concert at the Louisbourg Playhouse July 15th.  Both concerts will include performances by members of the Association and special guests. Also in July, the Association will give another performance at the annual Glendale concert on July 6th, also as part of Kitchenfest. The public is cordially invited to attend each of these concerts.   
Going forward, the annual Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling will take place Saturday, August 17, and Sunday, August 18, once again on the grounds of the beautiful Gaelic College. Performances by the membership and special guests will again highlight the festival. In addition, a series of workshops will present information about the music and dance that is central to the Cape Breton music style. An evening concert and square dance will close out the Saturday activities and a Grand Finale of world-class musicians will conclude the Sunday events.  Public facilities and food concessions will be available. Admission fees vary.  
The above performances will keep our musicians well-tuned as they continue to prepare for the grand tour of Ireland taking place July 2020. Needless to say, the membership is extremely enthused about reconnecting with our fiddling friends and fans in Ireland at that time. As part of our preparation, detailed planning and fundraising have been underway for some time. Our new CD to be launched in July will accompany the visit to Ireland. The CBFA membership already understands that no matter how much they love the Irish hospitality, they will not be able to stay behind. We will take them back home; however, it is agreed that we will leave as many CD’s behind as the Irish tenors and harpists permit. 
For further information please contact 902-849-8476, 902-295-3411, and 1-800-565-0000. Please visit or email

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