Thursday October 16th
Cape Breton Highlands Academy, Belle Côte – 7:30 PM, Tickets: $30/25, Reserved Seating
Maybelle is one of those rare individuals known only by their first name. The Chisholm family of Margaree was always highly respected for their fiddle playing, but Maybelle took up the piano. By age ten she was playing square dances with her famous uncles, Angus and Archie Neil. Her rhythmic and flamboyant style has made her sought-after by fiddlers for three generations. Tonight her friends and family gather to pay tribute to her as they share the Celtic music she has cherished over the years. Ashley MacIsaac makes her his “first choice” accompanist. Jason Roach’s percussive style clearly stems from her influence. Her guitarist son, Brian Doyle and young cousin Chrissy Crowley are evidence of the family impact. And the MacDonald brothers are friends from way back. Suas e!