One of the most popular dance fiddlers in Cape Breton, Kinnon Beaton grew up surrounded by music. His mother, the late Elizabeth Beaton, was a powerhouse of a piano player. His father, the late Donald Angus Beaton, was one of the great dance fiddlers and composers of his era. Both sides of the family tree are loaded with pipers, fiddlers, dancers, and piano players. Kinnon was first recorded on the family album The Beatons of Mabou. He has since composed hundreds of tunes and played for countless dances and recorded six albums. Kinnon's most recent album is Tunesmith which was released in 2010.