Antigonish Nova Scotia’s Mary Beth Carty is known for her passionate, memorable voice, which earned her a nomination for Traditional Sing...
Antigonish Nova Scotia’s Mary Beth Carty is known for her passionate, memorable voice, which earned her a nomination for Traditional Singer of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Also a solid instrumentalist, she plays guitar, accordion, and musical bones, adding a unique twist to any band she joins! Her debut cd, Les bien-aimés, is a flavourful palette of sounds to be released this fall. Mary Beth has performed in Canada, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and was even invited by the Canadian Embassy in 2015 to perform in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kigali, Rwanda. She is talented solo artist and band leader, performing an unusual and entertaining repertoire of original, traditional, bilingual, and instrumental pieces with accordion, voice, and foot percussion. Mary Beth is also sought after as an accompanist for celtic fiddle music. Her percussive, driving, yet sensitive style of guitar accompaniment in DADGAD tuning has earned invitations to share the s