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.

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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