Cape Breton Piano: Mary Jessie Gillis
Mary Jessie Gillis is a native of Inverness, and
she began playing piano at
the age of five. She learned from Maybelle Chisholm
MacQueen, whose rollicking, powerful approach has
been a strong influence on her style of playing. She
performs and tours with fiddler Jerry Holland.
To Home of Piano in Traditional Cape Breton Music
To Cape Breton Piano: Some Players Past and Present
Disclaimer: I am not an expert in the history, theory, or playing of
Cape Breton Style piano accompiament. I am an eager student. If
you find errors, lies, damn lies, ommissions etc etc etc within
these pages, please do call it to my attention!
Le gach beannachd,
Roger Lane Reid