Andrea Beaton

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Andrea Beaton grew up on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Beaton family, like the RankinsĀ and the MacMasters, came to the attention of folk music enthusiasts in the 1960s and 70s through field recordings of house parties and dances. The main purpose of the music was social. It was something that knit together the small coal-mining communities.