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Maybelle Chisholm McQueen

Cape Breton

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Pianist Maybelle Chisholm McQueen comes from one of Cape Breton's best known musical families - the Chisholms of Margaree. Maybelle studied music with the Sisters of St. Martha for many years and this classical training shows up in her playing of Scottish tunes. She played her first dance at age ten with her two famous uncles, Angus and Archie Neil Chisholm, and is recognized for her innovative rhythmic techniques. She has recorded with many Cape Breton fiddlers including her uncle Angus, Johnny Wilmot and, more recently, Howie MacDonald. She continues to play at dances and sessions and has often accompanied Ashley MacIsaac at home and at other special events. Maybelle released "Pure Celtic Hearts" in 2001.

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