Monday, April 4, 2016

Andrea Beaton, Wendy MacIsaac and Eric MacDonald - Cape Breton to Arlington, 6/1

Come to celebrate notloB Music's ninth anniversary and (almost) 200 concerts!

Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of musicians, composers and dancers. She is an award-winning fiddler, tune composer and recording artist who is known for her powerful bow and driving style. She tours and teaches internationally and is in great demand as a teacher at music camps and fiddling/dancing workshops.

She has released 5 solo albums, one duo album with her father, Kinnon Beaton, and a book of her original tunes. she also recorded an album with her family "The Beaton family of Mabou" in 2007 for the Smithsonian Institute. Most of her solo albums were nominated for awards, and
her 2010 CD, 'Branches,' won the Canadian East Coast Music Awards "Instrumental Recording of the Year!"

Andrea travels the globe, sharing her culture as well as exploring and writing contemporary tunes. Her music, dance and comical stories are sure to delight any audience.


Wendy MacIsaac is a renowned fiddler from Cape Breton who has been playing music for over 30 years. She is recognized as one of the “old school” style of players who has kept the traditional sound going and has a deep respect for it.

Wendy is also a sought after piano accompanist and step dancer. Besides performing as a solo artist, Wendy tours with Mary Jane Lamond .

Wendy can also be seen performing with Heather Rankin and occasionally Beolach who she toured with for 11 years.

Wendy is in high demand for her skills at teaching the Cape Breton style of fiddling. She travels throughout North America and overseas as well as teaching from her home in Halifax.

Eric McDonald is a fast rising face on the traditional music scene. A former student at Boston's Berklee College of Music, he is accomplished as a mandolinist and DADGAD guitarist. His refined accompaniment can be heard on recordings by artists such as Katie McNally, Brendan Carey Block, Pesky J. Nixon, Rebecca Wudarski and others. He tours as a member of the inter-continental Scottish trio Cantrip, as well as alongside fine musicians such as Will Woodson, Ryan McKasson, Connor Garvey, Andrea Beaton and others. Eric's debut solo release "Rove" is a combination album of mandolin/guitar duets alongside guitarist Bethany Waickman and a collection of traditional ballads, self-accompanied. Eric is a well known instructor, having spent five years on staff at the Club Passim School of Music in Cambridge MA, teaching privately and annually at summer camps such as Maine Fiddle Camp.

notloB is partnering with two Arlington restaurants Tango and Not Your Average Joe’s.
464 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
Enjoy "Dinner with the Artists" - a three course menu at a discounted price ($25). Reservations through notloB are required – email – and subject to meeting a minimum number. Seating time and other details will be confirmed 24-28 hours in advance.
Or have "Dinner on your own" – take a discount of 10% off the food, when a customer shows their ticket. Please make your own reservations.
Not Your Average Joe’s
645 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington 
15% off of the check (excluding alcohol, tax, gratuity) for parties who show a ticket. Reservations are suggested.


Since 2007, notloB Music has presented close to 200 folk, old-time, bluegrass, progressive string band, world and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area.
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Andrea Beaton and Wendy MacIsaac will be performing at a Cape Breton Style dance on Saturday May 28, 8-11:30 pm at the Canadian American Club (
202 Arlington St.
Watertown, MA
Admission is $15.00
Tickets can be bought in advance at or you can pay at the door the night of the dance.

Other notoB concerts:

18404/23/16BoxtyEndicott Estate
18504/23/16The Gather RoundersArts at the Armory
18604/27/16Unauthorized PersonnelArts at the Armory
18705/25/16Emily Haviland Baker and FriendsArts at the Armory
18805/28/16FódhlaArts at the Armory
18906/01/16Andrea Beaton, Wendy MacIssac & Eric MacDonaldArlington Center for the Arts
19006/13/16Mari Black and the World Fiddle EnsembleArts at the Armory
19106/22/16Caroline Cotter supported by Wendy CodyArts at the Armory
19206/25/16The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio Arts at the Armory

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