Two accomplished and energetic fiddlers combine forces in this new duo, Beaton-Plasse. Andrea Beaton and Véronique Plasse fuse music from Québec and Cape Breton, adding original compositions to the mix. These strong female leads take turns exploring melody and accompaniment, mesmerizing audiences with their intensity and precision.
Their love for their cultures, authenticity, and the delight they get from playing music together shines through every time their bows cross the strings. Andrea is known as a powerhouse, and comes from two of Cape Breton’s most prolific musical families. Both the Beatons and MacMasters have been intrinsic parts of the preservation and growth of the fiddle and dance culture of the island. Andrea continues this by sharing the old Scottish melodies and step dancing, as well as contributing her own compositions to Cape Breton’s repertoire. She is in high demand as a performer and teacher of her culture throughout North America and Europe.
Véronique is recognized as a gifted performer, arranger and teacher of the music she loves. Said to be a tour-de-force by those who know her, she plays and sings with soul and power that comes right from her inner core. She works to preserve and share the traditional music of Québec by leading jam sessions and a chorale of traditional singers who perform regularly. Her dynamism paired with her superb leadership skills have put her in high demand for performances and fiddle camps near and far.
One of 5 acoustic concerts in the 2019 Young Tradition Festival at the BCA Center in Burlington from April 29 - May 3. Young Tradition Vermont brings together young people involved in traditional music and dance, and those who support and are interested in what they do, in an effort to share with the community young trad singers, players and dancers and what they bring to the world. At the festival, young folks are the focus, supported by their teachers, mentors, friends and families. With opportunities to interact with others, young people can use what has inspired them, what they have learned, and opportunities to perform to inspire others. Limited seating for all evening concerts - purchase your tickets early! For more information, contact [email protected]
After each 8 p.m. concert and the mentor-student showcase on Saturday, there will a Festival Club at Half Lounge, across the street from BCA Center, featuring the 2019 Festival Host Band Pete’s Posse.