Beòlach (a Gaelic word meaning lively youth) is one of Cape Bretons most exciting young bands. Featuring master musicians Wendy MacIsaac (fiddle, banjo, piano), Mairi Rankin (fiddle), Patrick Gillis (guitar), Ryan MacNeil (pipes,whistles), and Mac Morin (piano, accordion), the group performs an energetic mix of Cape Breton, Scottish, and Irish tunes and thrills audiences with energetic performances, witty presentation, and versatile step-dancing. This two-time East Coast Music Awards nominated group recorded their self titled debut album in the summer of 2001 at Breton. The recording features original compositions as well as the groups uniquely dynamic arrangements of their favorite traditional tunes. Although Beòlach musicians present these tunes in a contemporary style, they maintain a respect and understanding of the Cape Breton style that is sure to please fans of Celtic and world music.