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Souvenir Program

10-18 October 2014 • Cape Breton Island

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“The Gaelic College is a magical place! The setting is spectacular. The classes and instructors are beyond fantastic. The staff is terrific. The accommodations are great. Then something magical happens when you put it all together creating a truly unique experience. I have made some very close friends among other students as well. My playing takes a leap forward every year I attend. And, I can’t wait to go back!”

“Whether you’re a total beginner or an accomplished student, the classes and activities at Colaisde na Gàidhlig/ The Gaelic College are fantastic learning opportunities! Plus, make life-long friends from all over the world, go to concerts and dances, visit the sites of beautiful Cape Breton, and so much more. It is the BEST time! Once you experience its magic, you’ll keep coming back...”

Julie, Manitoba - adult student, 2013

Clare, Quebec - student 1997 to 2013

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“This was my first visit to Gaelic College for the Adult Session. It was a life-changing experience for me, with world class instructors, outstanding staff, a whole new family of friends, and the magic of Cape Breton. I can’t wait to come back and do it again! Thanks for a great experience!” Anne, New York - student, 2013

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WELCOME

A Message from the Honourable Rob Moore Minister of State, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

A Message from the Honourable Stephen McNeil, m.l.a. Premier

Celtic Colours’ eclectic programme has earned a reputation as a principal international Celtic culture and music festival, featuring some of the world’s best artists, musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and tradition-bearers.

« Couleurs celtiques », qui figure parmi les principaux festivals internationaux de culture et de musique celtiques, met en scène certains des meilleurs artistes, musiciens, chanteurs, danseurs, raconteurs et porteurs de traditions au monde.

On behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia, I’m pleased to welcome visitors to a festival like no other, the Celtic Colours International Festival.

From the unique perspective of Cape Breton Island, Celtic Colours explores and celebrates Celtic traditions and cultures that connect Cape Breton’s musical legacy to the rest of the globe. Hosted in communities across the island at the height of the spectacular fall colours, this event not only provides historical context for the island’s Celtic roots, but also offers breathtaking scenery at every turn.

Couleurs celtiques explore et célèbre ces traditions et cultures celtiques qui relient le patrimoine musical du Cap-Breton au reste de la planète. L’événement, qui se déroule au plus flamboyant de l’automne dans des localités partout à l’Île, procure un contexte historique aux racines celtiques de l’Île tout en mettant en valeur des paysages saisissants.

The Government of Canada, through Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, is pleased to support this important cultural event, which has become a significant contributor to the local economy and a highlight of Cape Breton’s tourism season. Ciad mille failte to new and returning festival-goers. As you make your way across the island, from large concert venues to intimate community halls, may you enjoy the world-class hospitality, culture and beauty for which Cape Breton is renowned. Welcome to Cape Breton and Celtic Colours International Festival!

Le gouvernement du Canada, par l’entremise de l’Agence de promotion économique du Canada atlantique, est fier de soutenir financièrement cet événement culturel majeur, dorénavant un contributeur appréciable à l’économie locale et un point de mire au cours de la saison touristique cap-bretonaise. « Ciad mile failte » (Cent mille bienvenues) à tous les festivaliers, nouveaux ou habitués. Quand vous parcourrez l’Île, entre grandes salles de spectacle et salles communautaires plus intimes, puissiez-vous apprécier l’hospitalité, la culture et la beauté qui font la renommée mondiale de l’Île du Cap-Breton. Bienvenue au Cap-Breton et au Festival Celtic Colours!

The province’s lively music scene contributes to the rich mosaic that is Nova Scotia. Our festivals are one way we share our vibrant and diverse culture and musical traditions with each other and the world. Celtic Colours has earned a reputation for featuring traditional and world-class music and artists, paired with workshops and exhibits against the backdrop of beautiful Cape Breton. Congratulations to the Festival’s staff, organizers, sponsors, performers and volunteers who make the Celtic Colours International Festival an authentic Nova Scotian experience that won’t soon be forgotten. All the best and enjoy the festival. Sincerely, Honourable Stephen McNeil, m.l.a. Premier

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KitchenRackets is Back for Celtic Colours

Acoustic Jams Mon - Thurs

Each night after the concerts visiting musicians are welcome to sit in with local Cape Breton players or sit back and enjoy this very popular pub-style event (over 19 only).

Music & Dance Workshops Daily Mon - Fri

Fiddle, guitar, banjo, tinwhistle & voice workshops with: JP Cormier, Dwayne Côté, Roger Stone, Paul Davis & Roddie’s Square Dance Society. Advance registration recommended!

Luthier Workshop plus Artisan Show & Demos

Featuring master luthier Johannes Sturm, Encore Jewellery, White Turtle Pottery and others. Thanks to our sponsors

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Sundays @ 9am with Kelly Atchison

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IN ST. PETER’S

Details and registration info at www.celtic-colours.com in the Learning Experiences & Participatory Events listings


Study traditional and tradition-based popular music, with particular emphasis on local musical traditions

Minor in business and gain knowledge in finance, marketing, tourism and other business-related topics

Study under such professionals as Stan Chapman, who taught both Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster; and Kyle MacNeil of the Barra MacNeils

Become involved in local music-making scene where you will learn traditional playing techniques and repertoire in a community-based way

Find your spot in the multi-billion dollar music industry!

Visit www.cbu.ca for more information

M U S I C

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2014 FESTIVAL Sponsors

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2014 FESTIVAL SNAPSHOT

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Artistic Director Dawn Beaton Celtic Colours is an experience like no other. For nine days Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate our rich culture. From concerts to dances and workshops to community suppers, we offer a full range of events in a gorgeous fall backdrop. The 18th annual festival is all about family and friends. Our Celtic Colours “family” extends around the world and this year we’re bringing many of them home to show how friendship and family ties shape the best music ever! Musical pals Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain will kick off the festival. Natalie MacMaster and Sharon Shannon, who met at our very first Celtic Colours, will help us close it, reuniting on the same stage 18 years later. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas will be back with their unique fiddle and cello partnership and don’t miss guitar kings Tony McManus and Tim Edey. Also returning are

singers Nathan Rogers, David Francey and Terry Kelly. Last year you met Sweden’s amazing Väsen. Audience reaction demanded their return. We’ll leave no doubt that music and traditions thrive in families. Ashley MacIsaac and his cousin Wendy are two of Cape Breton’s finest fiddlers. The Campbells of Greepe hold a wealth of Gaelic songs. The Chaisson Family, the MacKenzie Brothers, the MacDonald’s of Glenuig, and All Fired Up are all performing as families. And we have siblings… the Wrigley Sisters, the Beaton Sisters and Qristina and Quinn Bachand.

Our Artists in Residence this year are two talented young men who are both outstanding dancers. Nic Gareiss and Mac Morin will delight with dance throughout the festival. We have loads of bands from here and away. Locals like Beòlach, Sprag Session, and Còig will be matched by The Fretless from British Columbia, Les Amis Creole from Louisiana, and We Banjo 3 from Ireland. Other exciting newcomers include Adam Sutherland and Hamish Napier from Scotland and songstress Laura Smith. And of course we look forward to regulars J.P. Cormier, Howie MacDonald, Dwayne Côté, Kimberley Fraser, The Men of the Deeps, and many more. Be sure to explore some of the 200 community cultural experiences in every corner of the island, and end your days at the Festival Club where the magic happens every night when the concerts are over. See you there. Slainte!


Festival STAFF

Ticket Information toll free 1-888-355-7744 local (902) 567-3000 Festival Information toll free 1-877-285-2321 local (902) 562-6700 fax (902) 539-9388 Address Celtic Colours Festival Society 850 Grand Lake Road, Suite 8 Sydney, ns b1p 5t 9 Canada info@celtic-colours.com Mission Statement To promote, celebrate and develop Cape Breton’s living Celtic culture and hospitality by producing an international festival during the fall colours that builds relationships across Cape Breton Island and beyond. Future Festivals 2015 October 9-17 2016 October 7-15 2017 October 6-14

A message from the Executive Director, joella foulds

A message from the chair of the board, Robert Sampson

Celtic Colours is all about community. We have so many partners and stakeholders who contribute to the success of the festival that we realize Celtic Colours belongs to everyone.

Welcome to the 2014 Celtic Colours International Festival. It is wonderful to see so many of you here sharing this annual celebration of our culture. We’re delighted to meet the many folks who return year after year. Whether you come from far away or just down the road, we hope you’ll have a unique and exciting experience as you travel our beautiful island.

Our community hosting organizations and hundreds of volunteers step up every year with great enthusiasm. We have partners from all levels of government who recognize that Celtic Colours brings cultural and economic benefits to Cape Breton. Our corporate sponsors know that they too are partners in community building. We are grateful for their continuing confidence in our work. Our staff is skilled and dedicated to creating the very best experience we can for you. Our Board of Directors provides ongoing guidance and support. Our artists deliver magnificently every time! And you, the audience, are why we do this. Take a bow and enjoy! Joella Foulds Executive Director

Our communities and volunteers are the heart and soul of Celtic Colours. They take pride in the festival and our rich cultural heritage, and they share it from one end of the island to the other. Our hope is that you will experience a warm welcome wherever you go. Be sure to say “hello”, introduce yourself, and enjoy their world-famous hospitality. Our Board, staff, volunteers and sponsors thank you for coming. Robert Sampson Q.C Chair

Members of the Board Robert Sampson – Chair Bert Lewis – Vice Chair Gerardette Brown – Secretary John MacKinnon – Treasurer Rodney Chaisson Paul Gallant Rhonda MacKinnon-Shaw Tara Milburn Blair Mombourquette Greg Silver Evy Carnat Celia O’Shea Honourary Members of the Board Hon. Allan J. MacEachen Sam MacPhee Festival Staff Joella Foulds Executive Director Dawn Beaton Artistic Director Devon Strang Marketing Manager Linda Murray Office Manager Dave Mahalik Information Officer Shauna Walters Production Coordinator Yvette Rogers Outreach Coordinator Jason Jardine Box Office Manager Jody MacArthur Sponsorship Coordinator Mora Purcell Bookkeeper Rhoda MacCormick Volunteer Coordinator Dave Douglas, Kate Hartigan Box Office Staff Blair Brown, Lee Price Transportation Coordination Declan O’Doherty Head Stage Manager Dave Hillier Technical Director Sound Systems Plus Technical Production Vibe Creative Group Festival Branding & Communication Design Bounty Print Printing Marcato Digital Solutions Database Design NovaStream Video and Live Stream Production

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Proud to support Music In The Schools. We are working together with Celtic Colours International Festival to make a difference in our communities.

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Award-Winning Festival meets Award-Winning Agency Vibe is proud to be the new creative design agency for Celtic Colours International Festival.

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Festival Information CELTIC COLOURS YOUTH INITIATIVES The Celtic Colours International Festival recognizes how important young people are to keeping traditions alive. For that reason, we continue to offer programs that expose our youth to traditional cultures from here and elsewhere. Our youth-focused programming ranges from the performance-based “Celtic Colours in the Schools” presentations to students and their teachers, to a variety of mentorship projects in the classroom and community throughout the year. Watch for the Archie Neil Stage youth showcase in the lobby of the opening and closing concerts. For more information on these programs, please contact Outreach Coordinator, Yvette Rogers: yvette@celtic-colours.com or (902) 562-6700 / (902) 578-2497.

TD Bank Group is proud to present Music in the Schools

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE It has been our tradition at Celtic Colours to invite two unique artists each year to take on a leading role in some aspect of the festival as our Artists in Residence. The role varies according to the special skills and talents of the artists involved. This year’s Artists in Residence are Mac Morin from Cape Breton and Nic Gareiss from Michigan, USA.

COMMUNITY CULTURAL EXPERIENCES If you’re looking for a way to enhance your Celtic Colours experience, or become more immersed in the culture, consider making daily Cultural Experiences an essential part of your plans. The Learning Opportunities Series will entertain and enlighten you with a variety of Workshops, Presentations, Demonstrations and Lectures on Celtic history, music, dance, art, craft, and community heritage. At Participatory Events you are welcome as a spectator or as part of the program, as Community Square Dances, Sessions, Milling Frolics and Kitchen Rackets give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the action. Cape Breton Island’s spectacular scenery is magical, so we’ve added a series of Outdoor Events. Guided Walks, Hikes, Boat Tours and Bicycle Tours put you in the fresh air.

Mac Morin (Cape Breton) Mac Morin is a dancer and piano player from Troy, Cape Breton. Starting out as a talented dancer, Mac became interested in piano as a teenager. He has gone on to tour around the world with Natalie MacMaster and Beòlach while continuing to travel widely to teach Cape Breton step dancing. Mac has appeared on numerous artists’ recordings including Buddy MacMaster, Glenn Graham and Troy MacGillivray. He released a solo album in 2003 and is currently working on a new record. This year during Celtic Colours he will be directing a special concert that traces the evolution of the Cape Breton piano style. He will also perform with Beòlach, Natalie MacMaster, Mairi Rankin and Dannsa as well as show off his steps along with Nic Gareiss.

Nic Gareiss (USA) Nic Gareiss is a dancer who always leaves audiences thrilled and in total wonderment. Born in Michigan, he draws from many percussive dance traditions to create a dance technique that expresses his love of improvisation, traditional footwork, and collaboration. Nic holds degrees in anthropology and music from Central Michigan University and recently completed his MA in ethnochoreology at the University of Limerick. He has performed with the best in traditional music and dance from Ireland and America. This year at Celtic Colours he will perform in several concerts and configurations including with harpist Maeve Gilchrest from Scotland, Kimberley Fraser and his fellow Artist in Residence, Mac Morin.

The Visual Art Series offers a wide variety of events for art enthusiasts, skilled artists, hobbyists, and collectors. Exhibitions, Demonstrations and Workshops celebrate the creative spirit that thrives in Cape Breton. Have some dinner before your show, spend an afternoon enjoying lunch, or grab some breakfast to start your travels. The Community Meals offer an opportunity to break bread together and share a homecooked meal. Farmers Markets give you an opportunity to meet and support local producers. Pick up some locally grown food, honey, and handmade goods. All Cultural Experiences are hosted by community groups, galleries, guilds, museums and non-profit organizations from all over Cape Breton Island, in association with Celtic Colours.

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Shows & cultural experiences NIGHtlY SHOWS

thursday October 9 Singing Storytellers Workshops and Leture Demonstrations McConnell Library, Sydney 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Donation to Loaves & Fishes foodbank Full day of workshops and lecture demonstrations presented by singers and storytellers from around the world. contact : Rosalie Gillis (902) 562-3279 rgillis@nscc.library.ns.ca hosted by : Cape Breton Regional Library A Life in Song and Story Sydney Curling Club, Sydney 7:00 pm Donation to CBU Student foodbank

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Colaisde Na Gàidhlig/ Gaelic College, St. Ann’s $20 • 11pm Nightly • 19 & over Half price with a ticket stub from a show the same day

down and catch up with friends at the end of the day. Performance is by invitation only and depends upon artist availability on any given night. The performance schedule is not posted in advance.

One of the most popular features of Celtic Colours each year is the Festival Club. Located at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, the licensed Festival Club opens as the evening concerts are closing, offering an opportunity for Festival artists to showcase in a more informal setting, or to get a session in with friends and colleagues from near and far. It also serves as a spot to wind

North Shore singer-songwriter Buddy MacDonald hosts the nightly festivities. Supported in part by the Baddeck Area Business and Tourism Association (BABTA), there is a shuttle bus running from Baddeck area hotels to the Gaelic College and back to make your experience worry free. Tickets are half price for those holding a ticket stub from a Celtic Colours performance that day.

Use the tick box (located in the top right of each show) to mark your favourite Celtic Colours Shows.

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Gealic Gaelic Language Language

This evening includes a screening of a new documentary film on the life, music and career of Irish singer/ storyteller Seán Ó Sé, followed by a discussion from Seán Ó Sé, filmmaker Matthew Allen, and traditional singer Lillis Ó Laoire. contact : Marcia Ostashewski singingstorytellers@gmail.com hosted by : Cape Breton University Masters Concert: School of Fiddling kick off Judique Community Centre, Judique 7:30 pm • $20 + hst The kickoff celebration for the Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling, featuring all of the 10 fiddle instructors and guests. contact : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (902) 787-2708 • info@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by :Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Available this fall Celtic Colours 2014 Live CD Pre-order at celtic-colours.com/live2014


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Shows & cultural experiences Friday October 10

Friday October 10

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Gallery Exhibit: Across the Surface Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

Fibre Festival Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM • $2

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • $5 family; $3 adult; $2 student/senior

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The Ties that Bind Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain Ashley MacIsaac & Wendy MacIsaac Väsen The Campbells of Greepe Mac Morin & Nic Gareiss Nuallan Sabra MacGillivray & Celtic Touch Dancers Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre 7:30 PM • $60/$50/$40 Family and friends kick off the 2014 Festival as we welcome back our good buddy Phil Cunningham and his long-time touring pal Aly Bain. We are also happy to welcome three pals from Sweden, Väsen, who we met at the Festival last year. They’ll be joined by two generations of Gaelic singing Campbells from Scotland; fiddling, piping, piano-playing MacKenzie brothers from Mabou; and Cape Breton cousins Ashley and Wendy MacIsaac. Tonight’s concert will also introduce this year’s Artists in Residence, Nic Gareiss and Mac Morin. Top it all off with the pipers of Nuallan and Sabra MacGillivray & Celtic Touch Dancers and this concert will get the Festival off to a rousing start. Nearby Meal: Supper at the Causeway - Fishcakes and Beans Page 13

Show and sale of a wide variety of handicrafts made by local artists working in fibre. contact : Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com or Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 dianne@wovencloth.ca hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild

In this exhibit the viewer will see examples of contemporary portraiture, still life, and landscape, from the works of artists collective PLANS (professional living artists of Nova Scotia). contact : Dorothy Burton (902) 258-2533 thirdmeadowicca@gmail.com hosted by : Inverness County Centre for the Arts

Supper at the Causeway Fishcakes and Beans Port Hastings Fire Hall, Port Hastings

Art for the Soul Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • $12 A home-cooked meal of baked beans and fishcakes with brown bread and biscuits with dessert and tea or coffee. contact : Maxine Smith (902) 625-1516 em.smith@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : St. David’s UCW

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free An exhibition of works by Acadian artist William Roach from Cheticamp, who creates colourful and whimsical folk art by carving and painting pine. contact : Holley Grant (902) 270-7491 holley@capebretoncraft.com hosted by : Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Exhibit: Truth in Repetition Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free Brandon, Manitoba artist Chris Reid works in chalk pastel, soft sculpture and pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs). contact : Laura Schneider (902) 563-1342 laura_schneider@cbu.ca hosted by : Cape Breton University Art Gallery

Gallery Exhibit: Photographer Peter Jowett J. Franklin Wright Gallery at Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Port Hawkesbury 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Free An exhibition of works from Nova Scotia photographer Peter Jowett, who captures scenes from the natural world. contact : J. Franklin Wright Gallery, Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre (902) 625-2591 hosted by : J. Franklin Wright Gallery Children’s Ceilidh Lyceum, Sydney

Community Ceilidh at the 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Donation Causeway This event will give children an opporPort Hastings Museum, Port Hastings tunity to become familiar with Celtic 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Donation culture through music, song and dance. contact : Join local musicians for songs and tunes. Vanessa Childs Rolls (902) 539-1572 Bring your instruments and voices. oldsydneysociety@ns.aliantzinc.ca contact : Laken Delorey (902) 625-1295 hosted by : Old Sydney Society porthastingsmuseum@gmail.com hosted by : Port Hastings Museum

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shows Saturday october 11

Participatory Farmers’ Event Market

Gealic Outdoor Language Event

Visual Art

Saturday october 11

Participatory Event

Such Devoted Sisters

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Dawn & Margie Beaton The Wrigley Sisters Natalie Haas & Brittany Haas Maggie Macdonald & Mary Ann & Wilma Kennedy Dawn & Helen MacDonald St. Matthew’s United Church Inverness • 2:00 PM $25 There’s nothing quite like sisters for reading each other’s minds, and when they make music together, it can be nothing short of magic. They just seem to know by looking at each other when it’s time for a key change, a tune turn, or a new step. Today in Inverness, the Beatons, the Wrigleys, the Haas sisters, the singing Campbells and the dancing MacDonalds take us from devotion to dynamite in the beautiful St. Matthew’s United Church. These sister teams will delight with songs, steps and lively tunes from Orkney, the Isle of Skye, the US and Cape Breton. You will feel the love!

Gealic Language

A Taste of Friendship

Kelly’s Dream

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas David Francey Cape Breton Chorale Kimberley Fraser & Darol Anger & Natalie Haas & Brittany Haas Nic Gareiss

Terry Kelly Väsen Kinnon Beaton & Betty Lou Beaton & Andrea Beaton Dannsa

Savoy Theatre Glace Bay • 7:30 PM $50/$40/$30 Old festival friends and new musical pals bring us a taste of the joy of making music together. And although we have a heaping helping of heartwarming and poignant songs, inventive and innovative tunes, and truly inspired dancing lined up for this show, this little taste of friendship just may make you hungry for more. Celebrated singer-songwriter David Francey and violinist Alasdair Fraser have made many visits to Celtic Colours and our own Kimberley Fraser brings along some of her best musical buddies to join the party. The everpopular Cape Breton Chorale and Artist in Residence Nic Gareiss round out the lineup.

Nearby Meal: Luncheon

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Nearby Meal: Dinner of Wishes

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Boularderie School Boularderie • 7:30 PM • $30/$25 Kelly’s Mountain is sacred ground to Cape Breton’s Mi’kmaq people. It has inspired popular songs and stood witness to many a celebration over the years. Tonight the Victoria County landmark will once again preside over a musical celebration named in its honour as award-winning singer-songwriter Terry Kelly from Newfoundland takes the stage. Terry will join the Beatons of Mabou—Kinnon, Betty Lou and Andrea—in welcoming back the amazing trio Väsen from Sweden. And no Cape Breton ceilidh would be complete without dancing. Not to worry, Scottish group Dannsa has it covered in fine style with fiddle, pipes, piano and four dancers, including Cape Breton’s Mac Morin, among the six person group. Could this be Kelly’s dream come true or will it be the concert that finally wakes Kelly from a centuries-long slumber? Nearby Meal: St. Ann’s Songs & Supper Page 17


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Shows & cultural experiences Saturday october 11

Saturday october 11

Saturday october 11

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Sydney Forks Recreation Centre, Sydney Forks

Forging Friendships: Blacksmith Demonstration FireHouse Ironworks, Whycocomagh 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Donation

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM • $6

Gealic Language

Friends for Life Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac Les Amis Creole Gillian Boucher & Seph Peters Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre Wagmatcook • 7:30 PM • $30/$25 From Scotland to Louisiana, accordions, fiddles and songs connect the Creole, Gaelic and Cape Breton worlds. Scottish accordion player Phil Cunningham is an old friend of the Festival, but his friendship with fiddler Aly Bain goes back even further. Their highly-impressive playing and Phil’s irrepressible sense of humour have endeared them to Cape Breton audiences. Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac are also known for their sense of humour on stage, as well as their seemingly effortless connection—not surprising since they have been playing together for more than 20 years. Seph Peters, who also plays guitar in their band, will be accompanying Inverness County fiddler Gillian Boucher, who has performed at Celtic Colours since 1998. And all together they will welcome our new friends from Louisiana, Les Amis Creole. Nearby Meal: Potluck Supper

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An open house with stories from the forge, and you can give blacksmithing a try with hands-on demonstrations. contact : Grant Haverstock (902) 756-4766 grant@cbblacksmiths.com hosted by : The Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association

Pancakes hot off the grill, sausages, homemade tea biscuits, juice and a bottomless cup of tea or coffee. contact : Gail Leighton (902) 562-8012 gailleighton@eastlink.ca hosted by : Sydney Forks Recreation Center Cape Breton Farmers’ Market Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney River

Step Dance & Square Dance Workshop Waterfront Centre, Whycocomagh 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM • $10

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM • Free Prepared food, fresh local produce, meat, bread, craft beer, and handicrafts from vendors from all over the island. hosted by : Cape Breton Farmers’ Market Celtic Breakfast Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Port Hawkesbury 8:30 AM • $8 adults; $4 children Breakfast, including: ham,scrambled eggs, hash browns, baked beans, oatcakes, toast, biscuits, tea, coffee, juice. contact : Bob Burgess (902) 625-1247 bobburgess@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Holy Trinity Anglican Church Isle Madame Community Market Lorenzo Building - Le Noir Landing, Arichat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Free Community market with local handicrafts and produce for sale. contact : Robert Samson (902) 631-1124 market@growislemadame.com hosted by : Development Isle Madame Association

Start your day off learning some Cape Breton style step dancing and how to weave your way through a square set. contact : Burton MacIntyre (902) 756-2769 / (902) 631-2226 burtonmacintyre@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Waterfront Centre Artists and Artisans Show and Sale St. George’s Channel Hall, St. George’s Channel

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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM • Free Local artists and artisans from the community display and sell their handiwork, including pottery, turned wood, paintings, jewellery and textiles. contact : Dawn Haloun (902) 345-2242 dawnmarie1045@hotmail.com hosted by : St. George’s Channel Hall Fibre Festival Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • $2 Show and sale of a wide variety of handicrafts made by local artists working in fibre. contact : Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com or Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 dianne@wovencloth.ca hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild


cultural experiences Saturday october 11 Gallery Exhibit: Across the Surface Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

Saturday october 11

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM • $5 family; $3 adult; $2 student/senior In this exhibit the viewer will see examples of contemporary portraiture, still life, and landscape, from the works of artists collective PLANS (professional living artists of Nova Scotia). contact : Dorothy Burton (902) 258-2533 thirdmeadowicca@gmail.com hosted by : Inverness County Centre for the Arts Cape North Farmers’ Market Cabot Fire Hall, Cape North 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM • Free

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Fresh local produce, baked goods, artisan crafts, a Market Café offering brunch, and a local fisherman will demonstrate the intricate weaving used in the construction of traditional lobster traps. hosted by : Cape North Farmers’ Market Féis Mhàbu Cultural Workshops for Youth Dalbrae Academy, Mabou 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM • $10 / workshop; $20 day pass; $50 family pass for 3 or more children

and stories. contact : Eliot Frosst (902) 674-0936 (902) 578-8784 • efrosst@hotmail.com hosted by : Velo Cape Breton Luncheon Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

Enjoy a lunch of soup, biscuit, tea and dessert. contact : Dorothy Burton (902) 258-2533 thirdmeadowicca@gmail.com hosted by : Inverness County Centre for the Arts Waterfront Art Show and Sale Waterfront Centre, Whycocomagh

First Nations basket-maker Donna Poulette instructs this hands-on workshop. Participants will complete a small basket made with natural local materials. contact : Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com or Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 dianne@wovencloth.ca hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild

Artwork of various media including carvings, sketches, quilting, oil, and acrylic works from local artists for show and sale. contact : Burton MacIntyre (902) 756-2769 • (902) 631-2226 burtonmacintyre@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Waterfront Centre

Dusty Slippers Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Port Hawkesbury 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Free Are you a former highland dancer? Dust off your memories in this fun and energetic group class to help get you back in the fling of things. contact : Yvette Rogers (902) 562-6700 (902) 578-2497 yvette@celtic-colours.com hosted by : Celtic Colours International Festival

Art for the Soul Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Free

Ride Into the Past Bicycle Tour Royal Battery, Fortress Louisbourg, Louisbourg

Exhibit: Truth in Repetition Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free Brandon, Manitoba artist Chris Reid works in chalk pastel, soft sculpture and pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs).

Workshop: Native basket weaving with Donna Poulette Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM • $50 Includes materials

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free

An exhibition of works by Acadian artist William Roach from Cheticamp, who creates colourful and whimsical folk art by carving and painting pine. contact : Holley Grant (902) 270-7491 holley@capebretoncraft.com hosted by : Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Guided bicycle tour from Louisbourg Royal Battery to Kennington Cove with various stops to share history

contact : Laura Schneider (902) 563-1342 laura_schneider@cbu.ca hosted by : Cape Breton University Art Gallery

11:00 AM • $8

Workshops for young people (grouped in ages 4-7 and 8-14) to learn about Gaelic culture: song, fiddle, step dancing, square dancing, percussion and more. contact : Comunn Féis Mhàbu comunnfeismhabu@gmail.com hosted by : Comunn Féis Mhàbu

10:00 AM • $10

Saturday october 11

Cape Breton Miners’ Museum Mine Tour Cape Breton Miners Museum, Glace Bay 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • $12 + HST

Guided by a miner with more than 30 years experience working underground, you’ll tour a coal mine and hear true stories of mining life. contact : Mary Pat Mombourquette (902) 849-4522 marypat@minersmuseum.com hosted by : Cape Breton Miners’ Museum


Shows & cultural experiences Saturday october 11

Saturday october 11 An afternoon of songs and stories follwed by a meal of homemade fishcakes and baked beans. contact : Beth MacCormick (902) 929-2687 leonbeth@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Englishtown Community Hall

The Highland Village Scotch Music Series Traditional Cape Breton Music on the Highland Pipes Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona 2:00 PM • Museum charges apply Barry Shears will present Sìol nam Pìobaire / The Seed of the Pipers— a lecture on the traditional piping styles Cultural Farmers’ in the NewCommunity World Gàidhealtachd. Meal Learning Market contact : Highland Village Museum An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach Open Mic at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Baddeck 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free

Capt. John Smith Goes to Ukraine Cape Breton University Boardmore Playhouse, Sydney Cultural

Farmers’

Outdoor

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM • $15 Outdoor Participatory Gealic Roast beef dinner withVisual mashed Language Event Art Event potatoes, veggies, dessert and tea or coffee, in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation local chapter. contact : Cathy Sutherland (902) 539-7076 • 1-800-267-9474 ext 6 MacDonalds of Glenuig cathy.sutherland@childrenswish.ca MacKenzie Brothers hosted by : Children’s Wish Foundation and Knights of Columbus Fin Moore

Pipers’ Ceilidh

The people from the community of Whycocomagh have prepared a variety of hot and cold dishes for you. contact : Burton MacIntyre (902) 756-2769 • (902) 631-2226 burtonmacintyre@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Sircom Lodge GaelicVisual Song Circle Participatory Art Event An Drochaid: The Bridge, Mabou

Gealic

Language

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM • $12

This play is a comedy/musical/historical epic-in-an hour with 3 characters created by poet Bob Holman, performance artist Susan Hwang, Ukrainian musician Julian Kytasty and director Virlana Tkacz. contact : Todd Hiscock (902) 563-1351 (902) 563-1244 • todd_hiscock@cbu.ca hosted by : Cape Breton University, Boardmore Playhouse

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM • $22 meal & songs; $12 for meal OR songs

5:00 PM • $12

Market Event 2:00 PM Learning • $12 general; $8 students, seniors; $6 CBU students

St. Ann’s Songs & Supper Englishtown Community Hall, Englishtown

Dinner of Wishes St. Leo’s Parish Hall, Glace Bay

Potluck Supper Cameron Hall, Whycocomagh

A daily open mic hosted by Michael Cavanaugh, where all musicians are welcome to come and play. Listeners are welcome too. contact : Bras d’Or Yacht Club (902) 295-2107 • brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Bras d’Or Yacht Club

Community Meal

Saturday SUNDAY october october12 11

An acoustic session of Gaelic songs with singers from Cape Breton and Scotland. Come and sing along! contact : Comunn Féis Mhàbu comunnfeismhabu@gmail.com hosted by : Comunn Féis Mhàbu All Ages Square Dance West Mabou Hall, West Mabou

Kevin Dugas Tracey Dares MacNeil

Colaisde Na Gàidhlig/Gaelic College, St. Ann’s 2:00 PM • $30/$25 A Celtic Colours tradition, the Pipers’ Ceilidh is bound to be a barn-burner this year. Scotland and Cape Breton face off as the MacDonald brothers from Scotland and the MacKenzie brothers from Mabou are flanked by Scottish piper and pipe maker Finn Moore and Cape Breton piper Kevin Dugas. Can you imagine the households these boys grew up in, all practicing chanter and later the bagpipes? That’s a full house of music. And it’s usually those homes with young musicians that become a gathering place for neighbours later in life, with great tunes and hospitality being par for the course. This afternoon will feel just like being invited into the kitchen to listen to our neighbours play some tunes. Hold onto your hats!

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM • $8 Traditional square dance for all ages with local artists on fiddle and piano. contact : Margie MacInnis (902) 945-2814 hosted by : West Mabou Hall

Nearby Meal: Thanksgiving Dinner

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Participatory Farmers’ Event Market

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Visual Art

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Participatory Event

sunday october 12

Gealic Language

Bards of the World

Step Into the Past

Raising the Roof

Seán Ó Sé Buddy MacDonald Shauntay Grant Lewis MacKinnon Julian Kytasty Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté & Lassana Diabaté

The Campbells of Greepe Ronald Bourgeois Douglas Cameron & Maxim Cormier

Beòlach Nathan Rogers The Wrigley Sisters

Cape Breton University Boardmore Playhouse, Sydney 2:00 PM • $40/$30/$25 Whether they’re known as griots, kobzars, minstrels or bards, cultures around the world and throughout time have relied on singing storytellers as a vital source of oral history and entertainment. Today, in conjunction with Cape Breton University’s Singing Storytellers International Conference, we’ll introduce you to bardic traditions from Africa to Ukraine and Ireland to Cape Breton, through the songs and stories of these modern day practitioners of this age-old tradition. Seán Ó Sé, Buddy MacDonald, and Lewis MacKinnon represent the tradition as it extends back to Ireland and Scotland. Spoken word performer and musician Shauntay Grant grew up surrounded by the oral tradition of storytelling in her family. Julian Kytasty is one of few bandura players today who performs music from the kobzar tradition of Ukraine and Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté comes from a family of singers who have performed Griot music for centuries in Mali.

Fortress of Louisbourg Chapel Louisbourg • 6:00 PM • $100 Forget the hustle and bustle of the modern world and step back into the 18th century for one enchanted evening. The Fortress of Louisbourg serves up a period dinner and a candlelight concert of songs and tunes from Scotland to Acadian Cape Breton. With roots in a tiny crofting township on the Isle of Skye, the Campbells of Greepe are one of the great dynasties of Gaelic song. Generations of pipers and singers who loved to dance, these Campbells will be right at home in this stone church setting. Celebrated singer-songwriter Ronald Bourgeois will represent the historic setting of this unique concert with a selection of heartfelt songs written for his Acadian homeland of Cheticamp. The fiddle-guitar duo of up and comers Douglas Cameron and Maxim Cormier complete this lineup with a glimpse of the future of this traditional music.

Boisdale Volunteer Fire Department, Boisdale 7:30 PM • $30 Boisdale is one of those special places on Cape Breton Island where the community gathers around music and has done so since the earliest Scottish settlers arrived, generations ago. Tonight they’ll be setting up the hall to get ready for the music and merry-making. With his powerful voice and rousing delivery, Nathan Rogers commands a crowd when he takes the stage. Twin sisters Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley from Orkney are a fiddle and guitar/piano duo whose playful interaction with each other is infectious—whether they’re making faces at each other or joking with the audience, there is no doubt that these girls love making music together. With their lively mix of Cape Breton, Scottish and Irish tunes, Beòlach is still one of Cape Breton’s most exciting and innovative traditional bands. When all is said and done, Beòlach, the Wrigley Sisters, and the dynamic Nathan Rogers just might blow the roof off the place.


Shows sunday october 12

Farmers’ Market

Outdoor Event

Visual Art

sunday october 12

Participatory Event

sunday october 12

Gealic Language

A Pittance of Time

Whycocomagh Gathering

Celtic Cabaret

Terry Kelly Matt Campbell Margaret MacPherson Allie Bennett Emily Dingwall

David Francey Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Väsen Glenn Graham & Rodney MacDonald Goiridh & Pàdruig Dòmhnullach

Còig Les Amis Creole The Stanfields Darol Anger & Brittany Haas & Nic Gareiss

Marion Bridge Recreation Centre Marion Bridge • 7:30 PM $30/$25 This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of the “great war”, World War One. Terry Kelly shares his personal tribute in songs and dramatic readings that will take us there and ensure that we never forget. “Two Minutes of Silence – A Pittance of Time” combines music and theatre in an emotional production that looks at the folly of war. A relationship unfolds as a young Canadian soldier fighting in the trenches attempts to bring some sanity to his horrific situation by corresponding with his new bride back home. Actors Matt Campbell and Margaret MacPherson take on the roles of the young couple. Kelly’s compositions and familiar songs from war times evoke memories tinged with sadness and joy that ultimately underscore the need for hope and faith in the goodness of humankind.

Nearby Meal: Supper on the Mira

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Whycocomagh Education Centre Whycocomagh 7:30 PM • $50/$40/$30 Old friends and new friends share their music and songs at this gathering in Whycocomagh. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas have recorded three albums together as they explore the cello’s historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. Swedish trio Väsen has been playing music together for more than 20 years. They played at Celtic Colours for the first time last year and they return more as old friends than new ones. Songwriter David Francey has made many friends in Cape Breton during Celtic Colours over the years and his songs are very welcome at any gathering. Cape Breton cousins Glenn Graham and Rodney MacDonald grew up with fiddles in their hands. They played together for years, first learning from uncle Kinnon and later recording and touring together. Tunes from Glenn and Rodney and Gaelic songs from Goiridh Dòmhnallach and his son Pàdruig make the gathering complete.

Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Membertou 7:30 PM • $35/$30 It’s a long weekend. Why not step out for an exciting evening of music and drinks with some friends? You can count on a high energy, foot-stomping good time with the Stanfields. Their latest, acoustic album maintains all the mosh-pit drive of their raucous live show while showcasing their East Coast roots. The accordion and fiddle based Les Amis Creole is sure to get you up on your feet while Artist in Residence Nic Gareiss’ dancing will leave you breathless. Nic will be performing with fiddlers Darol Anger and Brittany Haas. Dynamic new Cape Breton band Còig tops off the night with expertly-played fiddle, piano, guitar, mandolin, whistle and banjo by some very well-known and loved young local players. Four bands, energy galore, and foot stompin’ music—add a few friends and a brew and it’s the perfect night on the town. Restricted to 19 years and over.

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Forging Friendships: Blacksmith Demonstration FireHouse Ironworks, Whycocomagh

Annual Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Dinner Dinner Colaisde Na Gàidhlig/ St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Mabou Gaelic College, St. Ann’s

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Donation

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM • $12

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

An open house with stories from the forge, and you can give blacksmithing a try with hands-on demonstrations. contact : Grant Haverstock (902) 756-4766 • grant@cbblacksmiths.com hosted by : The Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association

Traditional Thanksgiving of roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Includes dessert and tea or coffee. contact : Fr. Angus Morris (902) 945-2952 hosted by : St. Mary’s Parish

Traditional turkey dinner with potatoes, vegetables, homemade dressing, gravy, rolls, dessert, and tea or coffee. contact : Gail Montgomery (902) 295-3411 (ext 236) gail@gaeliccollege.edu hosted by : The Gaelic College/Colaisde na Gàidhlig

Fibre Festival Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • $2

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Show and sale of a wide variety of handicrafts made by local artists working in fibre. contact : Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com or Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 dianne@wovencloth.ca hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild Mabou Farmers Market Mabou Arena, Mabou 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM • Free A wide variety of fresh produce, meats, prepared foods, handmade goods, beauty products and artwork from local producers. hosted by : Mabou Farmers Market North Sydney Farmers Community Market Cape Breton Exhibition Grounds, North Sydney 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM • Free A community style market with local crafts, produce, baked goods, food, ethnic cuisine, and breakfast available. hosted by : North Sydney Farmers Market

Workshop: Rug hooking with Violet Abraham Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM • $50 Includes materials

Supper on the Mira Mira Seniors & Pensioners Centre, Marion Bridge 5:00 PM • $12

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn Cape Breton style rug hooking and complete a small piece. contact : Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 • dianne@wovencloth.ca or Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild

Home-baked ham and scalloped potato supper served overlooking the beautiful Mira River. contact : Erna Leadbeater (902) 727-2040 • macnerna@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Mira Seniors and Pensioners Centre

Celtic Jam Session Waterfront Centre, Whycocomagh

10:00 PM - 1:00 PM • $8 adults; children under 12 free

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM • $10

All ages welcome at this square dance in the heart of the hills of Inverness County featuring local artists on fiddle and piano. contact : Elizabeth Beaton (902) 945-2647 hosted by : Glencoe Mills Hall

Bring your instruments and join local host musicians in a traditional session. contact : Burton MacIntyre (902) 756-2769 / (902) 631-2226 burtonmacintyre@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Waterfront Centre Open Mic at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Baddeck 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free A daily open mic hosted by Michael Cavanaugh, where all musicians are welcome to come and play. Listeners are welcome too. contact : Bras d’Or Yacht Club (902) 295-2107 brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Bras d’Or Yacht Club

Family Square Dance Glencoe Mills Hall, Glencoe Mills

Adult Square Dance Boisdale Volunteer Fire Department, Boisdale 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM • $10 Jump right in to a square dance with local entertainment. Licensed venue, restricted to 19 years and over. contact : Philip MacLennan (902) 871-2956 hosted by : Boisdale Volunteer Fire Dept.


Shows Monday october 13

Participatory Farmers’ Event Market

Gealic Outdoor Community Language Event Meal

Visual Cultural Art Learning

Monday october 13

Participatory Farmers’ Event Market

Gealic Outdoor Language Event

Visual Art

Monday october 13

Participatory Event

Gealic Language

Whitney Pier Welcome

Family Matters

Buddy’s Birthday Bash

Colin Grant Shauntay Grant Mary Jane Lamond Julian Kytasty Lillis Ó Laoire

The Campbells of Greepe Kenneth & Calum MacKenzie Lisa Cameron & Vern MacDougall Douglas Cameron & Lawrence Cameron Mischa Macpherson Trio Colin Watson

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas MacDonalds of Glenuig Andrea Beaton & Betty Lou Beaton Mary Elizabeth MacInnis Bob, Jennifer & Kate Quinn Karen & Joey Beaton Harvey Beaton

Christmas Island Fire Hall Christmas Island • 2:00 PM • $20

Judique Community Centre Judique • 7:30 PM • $35/$25

Music tends to run in families and the musical families we have gathered for this afternoon concert will show that when music is involved, family matters. The Campbells, MacKenzies and Camerons have come together to share their music with friends from here and across the sea. Mary Ann and her family of singers from Skye got to know Calum and Kenneth MacKenzie while performing together in Scotland at the Blas Festival. Fiddler Douglas Cameron is usually away at school these days studying, but he will be home this weekend for a special Thanksgiving meal and afternoon of tunes with his dad, Lawrence. Douglas’ aunt Lisa will share some of her favourite songs with husband Vern on guitar, and Gaelic singer Colin Watson will carry on his family’s tradition in song.

Legendary Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster turns 90 this week and some special musical friends and family want to help celebrate the occasion on his home turf. Universally admired, everybody has a heartfelt story about Buddy. It is impossible to overstate the importance of his contribution to the music and culture of Cape Breton Island. The revered fiddler, and Order of Canada recipient, is loved and admired throughout the world of Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton traditional music and he is the inspiration behind many of today’s finest players—pipers, piano players and guitar players as well as fiddlers. From Scotland to the U.S. and all over Cape Breton Island, they will raise a bow and a chanter to honour the true master tonight.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church Hall Sydney • 2:00 PM • $30/$25 Whitney Pier came of age in the early 20th century as heavy industry, mainly associated with coal mining and steel making, attracted immigrants from all over the world looking for work and opportunity. Many settled and started families here, becoming part of the multi-cultural fabric that is at the heart of this community. Today, in conjunction with Cape Breton University’s Singing Storytellers International Conference, Celtic Colours is pleased to welcome writer, musician, spoken word artist Shauntay Grant, American-born Ukrainian musician and singer Julian Kytasty, and one of Ireland’s best traditional Gaelic singers, Lillis Ó Laoire. They will join Cape Breton fiddler Colin Grant and Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond for an afternoon exploration of music and stories from Ukrainian, African Nova Scotian, Irish and Cape Breton traditions. Nearby Meal: Taste of Ukraine

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SHOWS Monday october 13

Farmers’ Market

Outdoor Event

Visual Art

Monday october 13

Participatory Event

Gealic Language

Putting on Airs

Celtic Cabaret Too

From Celtic to Creole

Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain Winnie Chafe & Patricia Chafe The Wrigley Sisters Donnie Campbell

David Francey Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac Jennifer Roland Band Dannsa

McGinty Brenda Stubbert & Howie MacDonald Les Amis Creole Maxim Cormier & Gervais Cormier

St. Matthew-Wesley United Church North Sydney • 7:30 PM • $30

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The gorgeous St. Matthew-Wesley United Church in North Sydney is the perfect setting for fiddles, accordion music and song from Scotland and Cape Breton. Old friends Phil Cunningham from Scotland and Shetland fiddler Aly Bain will meet up with old friends Winnie Chafe, Cape Breton’s first lady of the violin, and her piano-playing daughter Patricia for a lovely evening of airs. They will be joined by the always delightful Wrigley Sisters from Orkney, whose pleasure of playing together is evident in their easy-going, playful stage presence. Singer Donnie Campbell has been a stalwart supporter of Cape Breton’s music for decades as a performer and host of local radio show Celtic Serenade. Hopefully Winnie and the Wrigleys can help Phil keep his humour on the straight and narrow and in line with the surroundings. Nearby Meal: Ham & Scalloped Potato Supper Page 25

Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Membertou 7:30 PM • $35/$30 Come in, sit down, have a deoch and relax. Or let the music take over until you can’t help jumping up for a couple of steps. Our Celtic Cabaret has become a favourite place to see the Canadian holiday weekend out in style. And what better way than with these fine performers? Singer-songwriter David Francey is a common man with an uncommon ability to reach others through song. Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac have been making their mark with traditional music audiences worldwide for over two decades. Their band, with Seph Peters and Cathy Porter, take traditional tunes and Gaelic song to the next level. The ever energetic Jennifer Roland has her band along for tonight’s cabaret and Scottish group Dannsa will concentrate on why the music is made in the first place—for dancing. Raise a glass to the most musical long weekend of the year! Restricted to 19 years and over.

D’Escousse Civic Improvement Hall, D’Escousse 7:30 PM • $30/$25 Irish, Creole and Acadian roots are showing in D’Escousse. Fiddles, accordions, and guitars are sure to get you in a musical mood, and McGinty will have you singing and your toes tapping with their repertoire of Maritime favourites. Howie MacDonald and Brenda Stubbert reveal the best of their friendship on stage as they readily share music and laughs, complementing each other throughout by easily moving from fiddle to piano and back again. Our new friends Les Amis Creole from Louisiana will take the energy up a notch further with their unique take on traditional Creole music, and new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. And it’s always a treat to see Gervais and Maxim perform on stage together, just like they would at their house, father and son. Nearby Meal: Turkey Dinner

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Monday october 13 Fiddle from Scratch Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

Thanksgiving Breakfast St. Peter’s Parish Hall Port Hood, Port Hood

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM • $35

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM • $8

This course instructed by Dwayne Côté offers an introduction to fiddle for folks who have never played before. Fiddles will be provided but please bring one if you have one. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Start your day with a full breakfast. Includes choice of beverages. contact : Joe Morris (902) 787-3284 joe.morris@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : KOC Port Hood (St. Peter’s Council) Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $150 per day or $500 full week

CBC Mainstreet Live Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck

Shelly Campbell and Mairi Rankin lead classes for intermediate to advanced players who wish to further their skills and learn the Cape Breton style of playing. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM • Free

Fibre Festival Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck

Find out more about this year’s festival artists as they demonstrate their talents, and are interviewed for a liveto-tape recording of CBC Cape Breton’s popular show, Mainstreet. contact : Wendy Bergfeldt (902) 563-4151 wendy.bergfeldt@cbc.ca hosted by : CBC Cape Breton

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM • $35

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • $2 Show and sale of a wide variety of handicrafts made by local artists working in fibre. contact : Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com or Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 dianne@wovencloth.ca hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild Historic Walking Tour Whitney Pier Heritage Trail, Sydney

Beginner Plus Fiddle Class Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

This class, lead by Dwayne Côté, is tailored for beginner to early intermediate players and will focus on Cape Breton fiddle techniques and tunes. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org Lunch Ceilidhs Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM • $10

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM • $6

Take a tour through Whitney Pier’s working class district. Learn how steel-workers lived and played on the narrow streets. contact : Vanessa Childs Rolls (902) 539-1572 oldsydneysociety@ns.aliantzinc.ca hosted by : Old Sydney Society

Daily lunch Ceilidh featuring live music while you enjoy a homemade Cape Breton lunch (menu pricing). contact : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (902) 787-2708 info@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Monday october 13 Workshop: Celtic knot quilting with Norma Marchant Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM • $50 Includes materials In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn a Celtic knot design and complete a small piece. contact : Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com or Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 dianne@wovencloth.ca hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild Weaving Demonstration Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM No Fee, Donations accepted Weaving is acknowledged as one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world, and it is alive in Cape Breton. Come and try your hand at throwing a shuttle. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild Art and Craft Exhibit Lakeside Impressions Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM No fee, Donations accepted This is a unique showcase of local arts and crafts for sale or for your viewing pleasure. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild

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cultural experiences Monday october 13 The Bell Series: Out of Orkney Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Museum admission charges apply Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley share their blend of traditional, contemporary and original material, infused with jazz, blues and ragtime flavours. contact : Madeline Harvey (902) 295-2069 madeline.harvey@pc.gc.ca hosted by : Parks Canada’s Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site Advanced Fiddle Class Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • $35

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Multi-award winning fiddler Dwayne Côté offers this class to advanced fiddle players who wish to learn more difficult techniques and sets of Cape Breton Fiddle tunes. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org Square Dance Workshop St. Peter’s United Church Hall, St. Peter’s 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM • $10 This workshop teaches Roddie’s Square Set, followed by a dance with live music and caller. Tea and light lunch to be served during the break. Local craftspeople will be on hand to sell their wares. contact : Reg Landry (902) 535-2093 rslandry@hotmail.com hosted by : Roddie’s Square Dancing Society John Allan Cameron Song Session Glencoe Station Hall, Glencoe Station 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • $12 Gather in Glencoe Station, birthplace of John Allan Cameron to celebrate

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Monday october 13

the songs of Canada’s “Celtic Music Godfather”. Song Session led by Buddy MacDonald. contact : Lisa Organ (902) 787-2744 organ@seasidehighspeed.com hosted by : Glencoe Station Recreation Association

Tours of Notre Dame de l’Assomption Notre Dame de l’Assomption, Arichat

Tea and Tales Lorenzo Building Le Noir Landing, Arichat 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • $5 Tea, coffee and treats will be served and community members will gather to share stories of events from days gone by. contact : Susan Marchand-Terrio (902) 226-2880 islemadamehistoricalsociety@gmail.com hosted by : Isle Madame Historical Society Open Mic at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Baddeck 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free A daily open mic hosted by Michael Cavanaugh, where all musicians are welcome to come and play. Listeners are welcome too. contact : Bras d’Or Yacht Club (902) 295-2107 brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Bras d’Or Yacht Club Celtic Guitar Chording Workshop Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM • $35 Learn how to accompany Celtic musicians (fiddlers, etc.) on your guitar and utilize chording techniques. Instructed by renowned Cape Breton fiddler Dwayne Côté. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Donation Tour a 177 year old neo-classical, gothic revival style wooden church featuring a 156 year old pipe organ. contact : Barbara MacNeil (902) 226-1020 lmacneil66@yahoo.ca hosted by : Friends of Dame de l’Assomption Jam Session Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Free Open jam session for all musicians and listeners. Bring your instrument and join in or drop in for a drink and a snack and just listen. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Turkey Dinner Our Lady of Assumption Parish Hall, Arichat 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM • $13 Traditional Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, coffee or tea, and dessert. contact : Barbara MacNeil (902) 226-1020 lmacneil66@yahoo.ca hosted by : Friends of Dame de l’Assomption Seafood Choices Dinner Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM • Menu pricing Choice of pan-fried haddock dinner with dessert included, seafood chowder, lobster sandwich, haddock burger... or grilled chicken panini for the non-seafood people. contact : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (902) 787-2708 info@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre


cultural experiences & Shows Monday october 13

tuesday october 14

Tuesday october 14

Taste of Ukraine Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church Hall, Sydney 5:00 PM • $12 A supper of traditional Ukrainian dishes: pyrogie, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut, sausage, and dessert. Eat in or take out. contact : Father Roman Dusanowskyj (902) 577-7929 • (902) 564-5201 roman.dusanowskyj@gmail.com Farmers’ Outdoor Visual Participatory Market hosted by Event Art Event : Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church Ham & Scalloped Potato Supper St. Matthew-Wesley United Church Hall, North Sydney

Gealic Language

Close to the Floor

Baked ham and scalloped potatoes with dessert and tea or coffee. contact :June Robertson (902) 794-2559 djr@eastlink.ca hosted by : St. Matthew-Wesley United Church

Dannsa Nic Gareiss Mac Morin Warner Sisters Mairi Rankin Harvey MacKinnon Mary Ann Kennedy Joe Rankin

Kitchen Rackets Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

Strathspey Place, Mabou 7:30 PM • $35/$30/$25

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Free for participating musicians; $5 admission for audience members; $2 with a concert ticket stub

Dancing, close to the floor, was commonly done in the kitchen where the sound was the best. And if there was no one around to play fiddle or pipes, puirt a beul, or mouth music, was usually readily available. We’ll have some great examples of that tonight with Mary Ann Kennedy and Artist in Residence Nic Gareiss. This show will also feature Artist in Residence Mac Morin who will perform with Nic and also Dannsa, a six-piece Scottish group dedicated to dance. Mac will join piper Fin Moore and fiddler Sarah Hoy on piano, and dancers Caroline Reagh, Sandra Robertson, and Frank McConnell on his feet. With local steppers Harvey MacKinnon, the Warner Sisters, and Joe Rankin, and dancer and fiddler Mairi Rankin, step dancing comes full circle as Scotland and Cape Breton unite.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM • $15

Musicians, players and singers of all skill levels are invited to join in our Kitchen Rackets acoustic jam sessions. contact : Greg Silver (902) 535-3990 (902) 631-5050 info@kitchenrackets.org hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Available this fall Celtic Colours 2014 Live CD Pre-order at celtic-colours.com/live2014

Nearby Meal: Hot Roast Beef Dinner

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Reunited in l’Acadie De Temps Antan Les Amis Creole Nicole LeBlanc Panache Quartet

Place des arts Père Anselme Chiasson, Cheticamp 7:30 PM • $30/$25 The Acadian culture has a connected history of displaced cousins. Tonight’s concert is a reunion of cultural cousins from Louisiana, Quebec, and here in Cape Breton. Spearheading the emerging generation of Cajun and Creole musicians, fiddler, vocalist, accordion player and songwriter Cedric Watson is joined in Les Amis Creole by fiddle and accordion player Ed Poullard and Bijou Creole bandmate Desiree Champagne on rubboard. With fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, the three virtuosos in De Temps Antan blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found in traditional music from Quebec. Andrea Beaton has spent many Saturday afternoons playing at the Doryman Tavern in Cheticamp. Andrea brings her new band, Panache Quartet home for a visit while Acadian singer Nicole LeBlanc welcomes all to her hometown with a selection of original and traditional music. Nearby Meal: Acadian Culinary Experience Page 30

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Farmers’ Market

Outdoor Event

Visual Art

tuesday october 14

Participatory Event

Gealic Language

A Touch of the Irish

Matches Made in Heaven

Orangedale Whistle

We Banjo 3 Qristina & Quinn Bachand Lisa MacArthur & Paul MacDonald & Mario Colosimo

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Tony McManus & Laura Smith Kimberley Fraser & Darol Anger & Natalie Haas & Brittany Haas

Buddy MacDonald & Ryan MacDonald Mischa Macpherson Trio Gillian Head & Jason Roach

Riverdale Community Centre (Lower River Inhabitants) • 7:30 PM $30/$25

Our Lady of Fatima Church Sydney River • 7:30 PM • $30/$25

For a genuine touch of the Irish, look no further than the blazing new Irish group We Banjo 3. As their name suggests, there are a good bunch of banjos on stage, but with this multitalented group you’ll get more than just that. And with a lively beat to boot. Fiddler Qristina and guitarist Quinn Bachand from British Columbia have had many influences, including a cross collaboration with the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association, which resulted in the pair including Cape Breton tunes on their recordings. Fiddler Lisa MacArthur comes from Newfoundland’s Codroy Valley, an area with strong ties to Gaelic, French, and Cape Breton music. Lisa’s love for Cape Breton, Scottish and Irish music shines through in her abilities with the fiddle and as a stepdancer. Lisa has spent a lot of time in Cape Breton and will be accompanied by Paul MacDonald on guitar and Mario Colosimo on piano.

Kimberley Fraser came to us last year with an exciting idea for a collaboration as part of her Artist in Residency that included players she met in Boston while studying music at Berklee. We’ve reunited the foursome for tonight’s concert. Fiddler Alasdair Fraser found his match in cellist Natalie Haas several years ago and they set out to reunite the traditionally linked instruments. In the early days of Celtic Colours, Alasdair brought another great match to the stage in guitarist Tony McManus. Tonight will be a chance for these musical friends to reconnect, a rare treat with two very busy traveling musicians. Tonight’s concert also welcomes singer-songwriter Laura Smith to the festival. She will feature her lovely songs accompanied by Tony. It’s a night to remember as Laura melts your heart, Tony blows your mind, Kimberley’s quartet thrills your senses, and Alasdair and Natalie leave you longing for more.

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Orangedale United Church Orangedale • 7:30 PM • $25 Orangedale’s picturesque little church is near the old train station where locals still remember the train’s whistle as it passed through the community. Tonight the sounds will be pipes, harp, fiddles, guitars, piano and songs. Piper Ryan MacDonald is home from British Columbia for the festival and she’ll be teaming up with her fun-loving uncle Buddy for a rare opportunity to play together. Gillian Head and Jason Roach will share some fiddle and piano tunes with possibly a few steps from Gillian. Mischa MacPherson and her trio have come from the highlands of Scotland to be part of a youth exchange project. With songs, harp, whistles and guitar, the young band are already award winners at home. They’ll surely win your heart tonight. And listen carefully. You just may hear that whistle. Nearby Meal: Supper by the Lakes

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tuesday october 14 contact : Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com or Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 dianne@wovencloth.ca hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild

Chestico Breakfast St. Peter’s Parish Hall Port Hood, Port Hood 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM • $8 Start your day with a full breakfast. Includes choice of beverages. contact : Joe Morris (902) 787-3284 joe.morris@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : KOC Port Hood (St. Peter’s Council)

The Boys and their Ballads The Men of the Deeps Nathan Rogers McGinty

Port Morien Legion / Community Center (Port Morien) 7:30 PM • $30/$25 Tonight is all about the songs­—songs of work and worry, songs of love, and songs of laughter. Cape Breton’s renowned Men of the Deeps will be right at home in the former mining community where the first commercial coal mine in North America began production in 1720. Their songs about the life of miners always touch your heart and leave you wanting more. McGinty has kept alive the songs of Ireland and those who emigrated from the Emerald Isle. Their combination of old favourites and new songs will have you singing along. Nathan Rogers takes folk songs in new and exciting directions. His rich baritone voice, driving guitar and dynamic stage presence can turn a song into an experience. Chances are you’ll be tempted to join in, so be sure to bring your voice… and your heart.

Gallery Exhibit: Across the Surface Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

Workshop: Needle felting with Marie MacDonald Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • $5 family; $3 adult; $2 student/senior In this exhibit the viewer will see examples of contemporary portraiture, still life, and landscape, from the works of artists collective PLANS (professional living artists of Nova Scotia). contact : Dorothy Burton (902) 258-2533 thirdmeadowicca@gmail.com hosted by : Inverness County Centre for the Arts

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $150 per day or $500 full week Colin Grant and Rachel Davis lead classes for intermediate to advanced players who wish to further their skills and learn the Cape Breton style of playing. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com or hosted by : by Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Nearby Meal: Roast Beef Dinner

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • $2 Show and sale of a wide variety of handicrafts made by local artists working in fibre.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fun of felting and complete either a purse or a wallhanging. contact : Dianne Quimby (902) 295-0407 dianne@wovencloth.ca or Kathleen King (902) 234-2420 bob_and_katie@hotmail.com hosted by : South Haven Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Baddeck Quilt Guild Guiding Lights of Isle Madame Lennox Passage Provincial Park, Martinique 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM • $20

Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

Fibre Festival Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM $55 includes materials

A guided driving and walking tour of historic lighthouse settings of Isle Madame with stories, song, light keepers, and hands-on activities. contact : Marg Herdman (902) 226-2440 margareteherdman@yahoo.ca hosted by : Isle Madame Lighthouse Preservation Society / Societe de preservation des phares de l’Ile Madame Fiddle from Scratch Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM • $35 This course instructed by Dwayne Côté offers an introduction to fiddle for folks who have never played before. Fiddles will be provided but please bring one if you have one. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org.

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Art for the Soul Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney

Luncheon and Craft Sale St. Stephen’s Jubilee United Church, Port Hood

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM • $7

An exhibition of works by Acadian artist William Roach from Cheticamp, who creates colourful and whimsical folk art by carving and painting pine. contact : Holley Grant (902) 270-7491 holley@capebretoncraft.com hosted by : Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Enjoy homemade soups and sandwiches, a good cup of tea, and browse local crafts that are for sale. contact : Susan Campbell (902) 787-2842 bobsuecampbell@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church Hall

EXHIBIT: Truth in Repetition Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM • $35 This class, lead by Dwayne Côté, is tailored for beginner to early intermediate players and will focus on Cape Breton fiddle techniques and tunes. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free

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Brandon, Manitoba artist Chris Reid works in chalk pastel, soft sculpture and pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs). contact : Laura Schneider (902) 563-1342 laura_schneider@cbu.ca hosted by : Cape Breton University Art Gallery CBC Mainstreet Live Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck

Lunch Ceilidhs Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM • Free

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM • $6

Find out more about this year’s festival artists as they demonstrate their talents, and are interviewed for a live-to-tape recording of CBC Cape Breton’s popular show, Mainstreet. contact : Wendy Bergfeldt (902) 563-4151 wendy.bergfeldt@cbc.ca hosted by : CBC Cape Breton Guided Hike of Acadian Trail Acadian Trailhead, Cheticamp 10:30 AM • Park entry fee applies Join staff of Cape Breton Highlands National Park on a hike through a wooded trail to panoramic views of the plateau, river canyon, and Gulf of St. Lawrence. 3-4 hrs 8.4 km loop trail, 20-365 m elevation. contact : Cape Breton Highlands National Park 902-224-2306 • cbhnp.info@pc.gc.ca hosted by : Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Beginner Plus Fiddle Class Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

Daily lunch Ceilidh featuring live music while you enjoy a homemade Cape Breton lunch (menu pricing). contact : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (902) 787-2708 info@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Party d’cuisine acadien Acadian Kitchen Party Harbour Restaurant and Bar, Cheticamp 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Menu pricing Une célébration de la cuisine et la musique traditionnelle acadienne dans les restaurants de la région. A celebration of Acadian cuisine and music in our local restaurants. contact : Les Trois Pignons (902) 224-2642 info@cheticamp.ca hosted by : La Société Saint-Pierre

tuesday october 14 Celtic Conversations: Conceptualizing Family With Song McConnell Library, Sydney 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM • Free Songwriter Laura Smith shares the process of using characters within a body of lyrics to explore self-identity. Accompanying her is guitar legend Tony McManus. contact : Chris or Tara (902) 562-3279 tmacneil@nssc.library.ns.ca hosted by : Cape Breton Regional Library Basketry Workshop Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM • $50 includes materials Donna Poulette of Eskasoni will teach you how to make your very own traditional Mi’kmaq basket using sweetgrass and split brown ash. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild Art and Craft Exhibit Lakeside Impressions Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM No fee, Donations accepted This is a unique showcase of local arts and crafts for sale or for your viewing pleasure. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild The Bell Series: Quebecois Joie de Vivre Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Museum admission charges apply


cultural experiences tuesday october 14 De Temps Antan deliver traditional Quebecois music with infectious energy, and throw in a contemporary twist for good measure. contact : Madeline Harvey (902) 295-2069 madeline.harvey@pc.gc.ca hosted by : Parks Canada’s Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site Advanced Fiddle Class Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • $35 Multi-award winning fiddler Dwayne Côté offers this class to advanced fiddle players who wish to learn more difficult techniques and sets of Cape Breton Fiddle tunes. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org Cape Breton Miners’ Museum Mine Tour Cape Breton Miners’ Museum, Glace Bay 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • $12 + HST Guided by a miner with more than 30 years experience working underground, you’ll tour a coal mine and hear true stories of mining life. contact : Mary Pat Mombourquette (902) 849-4522 marypat@minersmuseum.com hosted by : Cape Breton Miners’ Museum Celtic Colours Céilidh Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Museum admission charges apply Join us for a traditional Céilidh featuring storytelling, song and music all in a period setting at the Highland Village. Refreshments served. contact : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach

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tuesday october 14

Beginner Tin Whistle Workshop Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

Celtic Guitar Chording Workshop Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • $25

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM • $35

Paul Davis instructs this workshop that includes an introduction and brief history, basic scales, and music suitable for whistles. contact : Paul Davis (902) 227-5207 pdwhistle@gmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Learn how to accompany Celtic musicians (fiddlers, etc.) on your guitar and utilize chording techniques. Instructed by renowned Cape Breton fiddler Dwayne Côté. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Open Mic at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Baddeck 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free A daily open mic hosted by Michael Cavanaugh, where all musicians are welcome to come and play. Listeners are welcome too. contact : Bras d’Or Yacht Club (902) 295-2107 brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Bras d’Or Yacht Club Kitchen Ceilidh Family & Friends Chestico Museum, Port Hood 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM • $10 An afternoon of stories and tea, sharing local tales of family life in Port Hood. contact : Joanne Watts (902) 787-2244 chesticomuseum@ns.aliantzinc.ca hosted by : Chestico Museum & Historical Society Traditional Tunes Session Cape Breton University Rotary Music Performance Centre, Sydney 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Free Bring your instrument for a tune session with Stan Chapman, his students and special guests. contact : Richard MacKinnon (902) 563-1284 Richard_MacKinnon@cbu.ca hosted by : Cape Breton University Centre for Cape Breton Studies

Jam Session Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free Open jam session for all musicians and listeners. Bring your instrument and join in or drop in for a drink and a snack and just listen. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Roast Beef Dinner St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Port Morien 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM • $12 Roast beef dinner, mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls, dessert and tea or coffee. contact : Norma Peach (902) 737-1518 peach_norma@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Paul’s Anglican Church Women Hot Roast Beef Dinner St. Peter’s Parish Hall Port Hood, Port Hood 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM • $15 adults; $7 children under 12 Hot roast beef dinner with all the trimmings including beverages and a delicious dessert. contact : Joe Morris (902) 787-3284 joe.morris@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : KOC Port Hood (St. Peter’s Council)

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Wednesday october 15

Fish Cakes & Beans Dinner D’Escousse Civic Improvement Hall, D’Escousse 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM • $10 Homemade beans and fishcakes with roll, dessert and tea or coffee. contact : Karen Pottie (902) 226-3670 karenpottie1956@hotmail.com hosted by : D’Escousse Civic Improvement Society

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Supper by the Lakes Smith Community Hall, Orangedale

Keys to the Cape Breton piano

Strings Across the Miles

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM • $12

Mac Morin Tracey Dares MacNeil Erin Leahy Troy MacGillivray Brad Davidge Nathaniel Smith Eric Breton

The Fretless Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier Buddy MacDonald & Rachel Davis Qristina & Quinn Bachand

Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies, coleslaw, rolls, tea or coffee and gingerbread with sauce and cream for dessert. contact : Kathleen MacDonald (902) 756-2022 • (902) 631-3057 kec.macdonald@seaside.ns.ca hosted by : Orangedale United Church Stewards Acadian Culinary Experience Ecole NDA, Cheticamp 5:30 PM • $18 Guests will enjoy a 3 course Acadian meal while being entertained by local Acadian musicians and comedians. contact : Joeleen Larade (902) 224-1876 • (902) 371-0189 direction@artscheticamp.org hosted by : LeConseil des Arts de Chéticamp Kitchen Rackets Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 10PM - 2AM Free for participating musicians; $5 admission for audience members; $2 with a concert ticket stub Musicians, players and singers of all skill levels are invited to join in our Kitchen Rackets acoustic jam sessions. contact : Greg Silver (902) 535-3990 (902) 631-5050 info@kitchenrackets. orghosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Strathspey Place, Mabou 7:30 PM • $35/$30/$25 The music of Cape Breton is renowned for its distinctive sound, including its piano accompaniment. The unique style of piano playing took several decades to develop, but by the 1950s was firmly established, and a new generation of pianists began to make their mark. Mac Morin is Artist in Residence for 2014 and is passionate about tracing the evolution of the Cape Breton piano from accompaniment to a solo medium. Joining him tonight will be three of the best of this generation… Tracey Dares MacNeil, Troy MacGillivray and Erin Leahy. Through solos and ensembles accompanied by cello, guitar and percussion, the four pianos will demonstrate the many past and present influences. Since all four are also spectacular dancers, expect to see some steps along the way. Nearby Meal: Salmon Dinner

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North Highlands Elementary Aspy Bay • 7:30 PM • $30/$25 String players delight in getting together and swapping tunes. Tonight they come from across the country and across the ocean. The Fretless is a quartet who come from British Columbia. With three fiddles and a cello they have transformed fiddle tunes into intricate high-energy arrangements. Qristina and Quinn Bachand are also from British Columbia. Passionate and expressive fiddle combined with creative and contemporary guitar make these young siblings a very special combo. Adam Sutherland and Hamish Napier from Scotland are making their first visit to Celtic Colours. Adam is renowned for both his fiddle playing and his compositions while Hamish sings and makes the piano talk. Buddy and Rachel will hold up our end in style as the Cape Breton songs and tunes flow freely. Nearby Meal: Top of the Island Traditional Seafood Dinner

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Shows wednesday october 15

Gealic Community Language Meal

Cultural Learning

wednesday october 15

Farmers’ Market

From Ceòlas to Cape Breton MacDonalds of Glenuig Kinnon Beaton & Betty Lou Beaton Howie MacDonald Dwayne Côté Harvey Beaton Fin Moore St. Mary’s Parish Hall Glendale • 7:30 PM • $25 Ceòlas is a music and dance summer school set in the Gaelic-speaking community of South Uist, Scotland. The week-long sessions explore the vital connections between Scottish traditional music, Gaelic song and dance. Though focusing on Hebridean tradition, Ceòlas also recognizes the strong Cape Breton connection to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, where so many of our ancestors came from, by bringing Cape Breton dancers and musicians to teach at the school. And tonight they will hold a reunion in Glendale. The list of Cape Breton instructors is a long one, and trying to pick a handful was a very difficult task, but we think we’ve come up with a pretty good collection of players. Tonight is a thanks for keeping those links so strong. Moran Taing! Nearby Meal: Fish Chowder Supper

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Outdoor Event

Visual Art

wednesday october 15

Participatory Event

Louisbourg Crossroads Tony McManus Laura Smith We Banjo 3 Carl MacKenzie & Doug MacPhee & Dave MacIsaac

Louisbourg Playhouse Louisbourg • 7:30 PM • $35/$30/$25 The Louisbourg Playhouse began as a movie set and evolved into an intimate theatre where you can almost reach out and touch the performers. Scottish guitarist Tony McManus appreciates the theatre as a result of his many visits to Celtic Colours. Known as the leading guitarist in Celtic music, he is enjoying a new collaboration with singer-songwriter Laura Smith. Her soulful songs and rich vocals are complemented by Tony’s sensitive arrangements. Picking up the pace will be We Banjo 3 from Ireland. With banjos, fiddles, guitars, mandolin, vocals and percussion, these two sets of brothers have enough energy and virtuosity to fill the room to the rafters! Rounding out the evening are three legendary Cape Breton treasures. Carl MacKenzie, Doug MacPhee and Dave MacIsaac have been playing Cape Breton music for more years than they wish to admit. Together again tonight, they complete this close encounter at the crossroads.

Gealic Language

Ceilidh on the Canal

Nathan Rogers Dàimh Derrick & Melody Cameron Donna-Marie DeWolfe & Joël Chiasson St. Peter’s Lions Club St. Peter’s • 7:30 PM • $30/$25 A ceilidh is a visit and tonight will be a visit to remember. Angus MacKenzie was born in Mabou but his roots on his father’s side are in Scotland and several years ago he moved to the “old country” and is raising his family there. Tonight he’s back home for a visit with his band Dàimh, to share their exciting mix of pipes, fiddles, guitar and songs. He’ll be happy to re-connect with Derrick and Melody Cameron, also from Mabou. They’ll have lots of Cape Breton tunes in common and maybe a few steps too. Joining the visit will be singer Nathan Rogers from Manitoba. His rich baritone and dynamic stage presence delighted our audiences last year, and we’re very happy to have him back this year. St. Peter’s own Donna-Marie DeWolfe will welcome them all to her home turf. Nearby Meal: Sounds & Supper by the Sea Page 34

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Wednesday october 15 Community Cultural Traditional Farmers’ Learning Market Breakfast South West Margaree Parish Hall, South West Margaree

Community Meal

Wednesday october 15 Outdoor Event

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Étoile de l’Acadie Sydney • 7:30 PM • $30/$25 A little slice of Acadia is alive and well right in the heart of Sydney. Etoile de l’Acadie is a school, but it’s also a cultural centre and tonight rolls out the welcome mat to friends from Quebec, Cheticamp and across the sea. De Temps Antan takes fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and blends them with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. J.P. Cormier combines multi-instrumental virtuosity with heartfelt songs. His Cheticamp roots are strong but his influences range from Nashville to Afganistan. Regardless of where the music comes from, in l’Acadie, dancing is sure to break out. Nic Gareiss is one of the best and he brought Maeve Gilchrist from Scotland to play harp. But he’s sure to swap Cheticamp steps with Christine and Sylvie. And with the Pellerin Brothers on the bill this could be catching so bring your dancing shoes!

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • $5 family; $3 adult; $2 student/senior In this exhibit the viewer will see examples of contemporary portraiture, still life, and landscape, from the works of artists collective PLANS (professional living artists of Nova Scotia). contact : Dorothy Burton (902) 258-2533 thirdmeadowicca@gmail.com hosted by : Inverness County Centre for the Arts Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $150 per day or $500 full week Kimberley Fraser and Andrea Beaton lead classes for intermediate to advanced players who wish to further their skills and learn the Cape Breton style of playing. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Gealic Language

Join Gaelic cultural enthusiasts and singers Geoffrey and Rebecca for a stroll along the Southwest Margaree River as they share Gaelic songs, and stories of the area’s history. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild

White pudding, pork bellies (bacon), scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, biscuits, toast, muffins, assorted fruit and cereals, juice and tea or coffee. contact : Lawrence MacLellan (902) 248-2180 lawrence.maclellan@gmail.com hosted by : St. Joseph’s Parish Hall Committee Gallery Exhibit: Across the Surface Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

Participatory Event

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Donation

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM • $12

Acadian Welcome

Celtic Visual Walk Art Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville

workshop: Fiddle from Scratch Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM • $35 This course instructed by Dwayne Côté offers an introduction to fiddle for folks who have never played before. Fiddles will be provided but please bring one if you have one. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets. Art for the Soul Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free An exhibition of works by Acadian artist William Roach from Cheticamp, who creates colourful and whimsical folk art by carving and painting pine. contact : Holley Grant (902) 270-7491 holley@capebretoncraft.com hosted by : Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design EXHIBIT: Truth in Repetition Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free Brandon, Manitoba artist Chris Reid works in chalk pastel, soft sculpture and pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs). contact : Laura Schneider (902) 563-1342 laura_schneider@cbu.ca hosted by : Cape Breton University Art Gallery


cultural experiences Wednesday october 15

Wednesday october 15

Wednesday october 15

CBC Mainstreet Live Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck

Beginner Plus Fiddle Class Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM • $35

Find out more about this year’s festival artists as they demonstrate their talents, and are interviewed for a live-to-tape recording of CBC Cape Breton’s popular show, Mainstreet. contact : Wendy Bergfeldt (902) 563-4151 wendy.bergfeldt@cbc.ca hosted by : CBC Cape Breton

This class, lead by Dwayne Côté, is tailored for beginner to early intermediate players and will focus on Cape Breton fiddle techniques and tunes. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Une célébration de la cuisine et la musique traditionnelle acadienne dans les restaurants de la région. A celebration of Acadian cuisine and music in our local restaurants. contact : Les Trois Pignons (902) 224-2642 info@cheticamp.ca hosted by : La Société Saint-Pierre

Lunch Ceilidhs Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

Celtic Conversations: Harp Meets Dance McConnell Library, Sydney

Celtic Hospitality Whale Tour Oshan Whale Watch, Bay St. Lawrence

10:30 AM • Free

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM • $6 The colourful highlands are not fully Daily lunch Ceilidh featuring live music appreciated unless you view them from while you enjoy a homemade Cape the sea. Whales, eagles, and stunning Breton lunch (menu pricing). scenery awaits you in beautiful Bay St. contact : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Lawrence. Reservations required. (902) 787-2708 contact : Ray Fraser (902) 383-2883 info@celticmusiccentre.com oshanwhalewatch@gmail.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre hosted by : Community Cultural Farmers’ Outdoor Northern Cape Breton Development SocietyMeal Learning Market Event Hot and Hearty Lunch Scotsville School of Crafts, Baddeck Farmers’ Market Scotsville Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre, Baddeck

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • $10

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM • Free

Menu features fresh locally grown ingredients. Hearty homemade soup and biscuits with home baked Apple Crumble for dessert, and tea or coffee. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild

The Baddeck and Area Community market is a weekly Wednesday market that showcases the best of local food and craft from Baddeck and surrounding areas. hosted by : Baddeck Farmers Market Aboriginal Art and Cultural Festival Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre, Wagmatcook

Autumn Treasures Art Show Grand Lake Road Fire Hall, Sydney

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM • $3

An exhibition of artwork by top aboriginal artists from the Atlantic region. contact : Robert Bernard (902) 295-2999 rbernard@wagmatcook.com hosted by : Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre

Exhibition and sale of paintings and fine art by local artists. contact : Mora Smith (902) 539-3172 mora.smith@yahoo.ca hosted by : Rt. Hon. Vincent Massey Chapter IODE

Party d’cuisine acadien Acadian Kitchen Party Restaurant Evangeline 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Menu pricing

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM • Free Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and harp player Maeve Gilchrist explore the soundscape possibilities of fingers and feet. contact : Chris or Tara (902) 562-3279 tmacneil@nssc.library.ns.ca hosted by : Cape Breton Regional Library Chun A’ Rubha: Gealic Visual Participatory Language Art Event a Gaelic tour Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Museum admission charges apply Carmen MacArthur leads a Gaelic immersion tour through the eras of Gaelic Nova Scotia, ending with tea, stories and songs. Space is limited and preregistration required. contact : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach Art and Craft Exhibit Lakeside Impressions Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville 1 PM - 3PM • Donations This is a unique showcase of local arts and crafts for sale or for your viewing pleasure. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild

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Wednesday october 15 Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Square Dance Lessons Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville

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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM • $20 Learn a few steps from Alice Freeman and then put them to practice in a traditional Cape Breton square dance. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild Sounds & Supper by the Sea Lobsters R Us, L’Ardoise

Wednesday october 15

Celtic Hospitality Whale Tour Oshan Whale Watch, Bay St. Lawrence

1:30 PM • Free

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM • $30 Ceilidh with local music and supper with 1.5lb lobster and loads of down-east style trimmings—all served Community Cultural Farmers’ Outdoor Meal Learning Market up right in the local lobster pound. Event contact : Andy Adamson (Nils) (902) 587-2778 • (902) 631-0837 andy-adamsson@hotmail.com 34 hosted by : L’Ardoise Men’s Club The Bell Series: a Piping Brotherhood Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Museum admission charges apply The MacDonald Brothers of Glenuig in the west highlands of Scotland share stories and tunes on pipes and whistles. contact : Madeline Harvey (902) 295-2069 madeline.harvey@pc.gc.ca hosted by : Parks Canada’s Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site Advanced Fiddle Class Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • $35 Multi-award winning fiddler Dwayne Côté offers this class to advanced fiddle players who wish to learn more difficult techniques and sets of Cape Breton Fiddle tunes.

The colourful highlands are not fully appreciated unless you view them from the sea. Whales, eagles, and stunning scenery awaits you in beautiful Bay St. Lawrence. Reservations required. contact : Ray Fraser (902) 383-2883 oshanwhalewatch@gmail.com hosted by : Northern Cape Breton Development Society Celtic Visual Colours Participatory ArtFrolic Event Milling Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Museum admission charges apply Join us for a traditional milling frolic in a period setting at the Highland Village. contact : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach Beginner Tin Whistle Workshop Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • $25 Paul Davis instructs this workshop that includes an introduction and brief history, basic scales, and music suitable for whistles. contact : Paul Davis (902) 227-5207 pdwhistle@gmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org Luthier Workshop with Johannes Sturm Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • $20 Bring your instrument! Professional luthier Johannes Sturm will tailor this

workshop to participants’ interests, discussing violin making, repair, and maintenance including evaluation and minor adjustments. contact : Johannes Sturm (902) 345-2883 aims@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org Open Mic at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Baddeck 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free A daily open mic hosted by Michael Cavanaugh, where all musicians are welcome to come and play. Listeners are welcome too. contact : Bras d’Or Yacht Club (902) 295-2107 brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Bras d’Or Yacht Club Jam Session Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free Open jam session for all musicians and listeners. Bring your instrument and join in or drop in for a drink and a snack and just listen. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Fish Chowder Supper West Bay Road Fire Hall, West Bay Road 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • $10 A hearty fish chowder supper with homemade rolls, apple crisp with ice cream for dessert and tea or coffee. contact : Irene MacDonald (902) 625-2596 irenec@bellaliant.net hosted by : West Bay Road Ladies Auxiliary


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Top of the Island Traditional Seafood Dinner Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre, Bay St. Lawrence 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • $25 Three course meal with corn chowder and fresh bannock, followed by locally caught crab wrapped in fresh sole with mushroom sauce, local veggies, apple crisp for dessert, and tea or coffee. contact : Amy MacKinnon (902) 982-2317 baystlawrencecommunitycenter@gmail.com hosted by : Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre Salmon Dinner St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Mabou 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM • $22 Salmon Dinner, mashed potatoes, rolls, vegetables, coleslaw, tea and coffee and a choice of desserts. contact : AD MacLean (902) 945-2378 / (902)258-5585 admaclean1@gmail.com hosted by : Mabou Athletic Centre Kitchen Rackets Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 10PM - 2AM Free for participating musicians; $5 admission for audience members; $2 with a concert ticket stub Musicians, players and singers of all skill levels are invited to join in our Kitchen Rackets acoustic jam sessions. contact : Greg Silver (902) 535-3990 (902) 631-5050 info@kitchenrackets.org hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Finish your day off at the Festival Club Colaisde Na Gàidhlig Gaelic College (St. Ann’s)

Guitar Summit

Fretless Friendships

J.P. Cormier Tony McManus Dave MacIsaac Scott Macmillan J.J. Chaisson Quinn Bachand

Dwayne Côté & Roger Stone The Fretless Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier

Judique Community Centre, Judique 7:30 PM • $35/$30

A wealth of beautiful and new string sounds will ring out in this lovely little church in Baddeck. The Fretless is a quartet from British Columbia made up of three fiddles and a cello. They take string music to fascinating new places, transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate and exciting arrangements. Adam Sutherland’s fiddle compositions such as “Road to Errogie” are played world-wide. His acclaim as part of Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9 and Peatbog Fairies has made him one of Scotland’s most exciting young fiddle players. He brings along his friend, pianist and singer Hamish Napier, whose soulful voice is unforgettable. Our own Dwayne Côté has been deemed one of the most unique violinists in Atlantic Canada. Always a favourite at Celtic Colours and abroad, tonight he teams up with his singer/songwriter brother Roger Stone. It will be a tossup whether the strings or the ballads will touch you more. Be still my heart!

The Summit is an annual ritual at Celtic Colours. It’s always exciting and always unpredictable regardless of who’s on the bill. Tonight there’s a great mix of generations and styles. J.P. Cormier tends to be a regular and provides the glue that brings it all together. His virtuoso instrumental skills and poignant songs have won him numerous awards. Tonight he’ll be in good company with Tony McManus, the Scottish acoustic guitarist whose intricate ornamentation created his reputation as the leading guitarist in Celtic music. Two old friends, Dave MacIsaac and Scott Macmillan will be happy bouncing tunes off each other as they have done for more than 30 years. The younger generation will be well represented by J.J. Chaisson from Prince Edward Island and Quinn Bachand from British Columbia. Nearby Meal: Pork Chop Dinner

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Greenwood United Church Baddeck • 7:30 PM • $25

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Participatory Farmers’ Event Market

Gealic Outdoor Language Event

Visual Art

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Participatory Event

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Irish Roots & Rhythms

Full of Panache

Brothers and Sisters

Sharon Shannon De Temps Antan Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller

Panache Quartet Dàimh Cyril MacPhee Décota McNamara

We Banjo 3 The Beaton Sisters Band Matt MacIsaac & Mac Morin & Mairi Rankin Nathaniel Smith

L’Ardoise Community Centre L’Ardoise • 7:30 PM • $30/$25

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In the 1840’s, Irish immigrants arrived in large numbers to settle in both urban and rural communities in Quebec. They brought their music with them and as a result there was a major impact on the music of that region. Tonight we’ll actually hear the connection as Sharon Shannon from Ireland and De Temps Antan from Quebec meet in L’Ardoise. The rhythms, instrumentation and sheer energy are things they have in common. Accordions, fiddles and foot stompin’ reels are sure to feel very familiar in this Acadian community. Add to the mix some Cape Breton fiddle, Gaelic songs and step dancing, provided by Anita and Ben, and the evening will be complete. I would be wary of the energy level at this concert. It could be way too much fun when they all get together.

United Protestant Church of Sydney River, Sydney River 7:30 PM • $30/$25 To have “panache” means you have a distinctive and flamboyant style. Andrea Beaton and her new all-girl quartet of very unique fiddlers chose their band name appropriately. With roots in Cape Breton, Quebecois, Old Time and Franco-American fiddle traditions, these four are fiery and fierce. And then there’s Dàimh. Piper Angus MacKenzie from Mabou lives in Scotland now and his band includes members from Ireland, Scotland and the U.S. with fiddles, pipes, whistles, flute, guitar and some great Gaelic singing. It will be super to have these two ex-pats home with their new musical friends. And with two singers from Richmond County in the mix, you can be sure that there will be a few songs sung tonight. Cyril MacPhee has delighted this audience in the past and is back along with a young songwriter, Décota McNamara, whose guitar chops will make your eyes pop. Welcome home all! Nearby Meal: Apple Glazed Roast Pork Supper Page 40

St. Peter’s Parish Church Ingonish • 7:30 PM • $25 There’s something special about siblings who make music together. It usually starts with a family influence, but it always comes with a unique connection. The Beaton Sisters have been playing and dancing together since they were in grade school. Their dual fiddles seem to be intertwined whether driving home a tune or weaving harmonies on a sentimental air. We Banjo 3 is made up of two sets of brothers who also grew up sharing their passion for music in their native Galway and are renowned in Ireland for their virtuosity. Matt, Mac and Mairi have played together so much over the years that they might as well be brothers and sister. The close friends can’t wait for a chance to play together. This will be an evening of incredible music and probably a touch of devilment. Fiddles, banjos, pipes and fun!

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Cape North Breakfast Cabot Fire Hall, Cape North 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM • $10 Start your day with a Lighthouse Sandwich: fried eggs, bacon, and cheese on a kaiser bun with tea or coffee, fruit and juice. contact : Ruby Fraser (902) 383-2289 fraserruby345@gmail.com hosted by : St. Paul Historical Society Gealic Language

Pure Celtic Heart: A Tribute to Maybelle Maybelle Chisholm McQueen Ashley MacIsaac Brian Doyle MacDonalds of Glenuig Chrissy Crowley & Jason Roach Harvey Beaton Colleen MacLellan & Family Cape Breton Highlands Academy Belle Côte • 7:30 PM • $30/$25 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!

Gallery Exhibit: Across the Surface Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • $5 family; $3 adult; $2 student/senior In this exhibit the viewer will see examples of contemporary portraiture, still life, and landscape, from the works of artists collective PLANS (professional living artists of Nova Scotia). contact : Dorothy Burton (902) 258-2533 thirdmeadowicca@gmail.com hosted by : Inverness County Centre for the Arts Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $150 per day or $500 full week Wendy MacIsaac will be on hand for intermediate to advanced players who wish to further their skills and learn the Cape Breton style of playing. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Celtic Quilt Guild Annual Show and Sale Belle Cote Community Centre, Belle Cote 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM • Donation An exhibit and sale of bed quilts and other textile items made by the members of the guild from the local area.

contact : Margie MacIsaac (902) 258-2338 margie.macisaac1@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Hosted by Celtic Quilt Guild

Fiddle from Scratch Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM • $35 This course instructed by Dwayne Côté offers an introduction to fiddle for folks who have never played before. Fiddles will be provided but please bring one if you have one. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets. Artisan Demonstrations Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM • Free Local designer/craft producers demonstrate their work and special techniques in one-on-one and small group presentations. contact : Dawn Silver (902) 631-0223 dawn@encorejewel.com or Margaret McLaren (902) 631-4958 creag@gmail.com hosted by :St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org Art for the Soul Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free An exhibition of works by Acadian artist William Roach from Cheticamp, who creates colourful and whimsical folk art by carving and painting pine. contact : Holley Grant (902) 270-7491 holley@capebretoncraft.com hosted by : Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

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exhibit: Truth in Repetition Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free

Party d’cuisine acadien Acadian Kitchen Party Hometown Kitchen, Cheticamp 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Menu pricing Une célébration de la cuisine et la musique traditionnelle acadienne dans les restaurants de la région. A celebration of Acadian cuisine and music in our local restaurants. contact : Les Trois Pignons (902) 224-2642 info@cheticamp.ca hosted by : La Société Saint-Pierre

An exhibition of artwork by top aboriginal artists from the Atlantic region. contact : Robert Bernard (902) 295-2999 rbernard@wagmatcook.com hosted by : Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre

CBC Mainstreet Live Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM • Free Find out more about this year’s festival artists as they demonstrate their talents, and are interviewed for a live-to-tape recording of CBC Cape Breton’s popular show, Mainstreet. contact : Wendy Bergfeldt (902) 563-4151 wendy.bergfeldt@cbc.ca hosted by : CBC Cape Breton Guided Hike of Franey Trail Franey Trailhead, Ingonish

Aboriginal Art and Cultural Festival Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre, Wagmatcook 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free

Brandon, Manitoba artist Chris Reid works in chalk pastel, soft sculpture and pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs). contact : Laura Schneider (902) 563-1342 laura_schneider@cbu.ca hosted by : Cape Breton University Art Gallery

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10:30 AM • Park entry fee applies Join Cape Breton Highlands National Park staff for a guided hike. This trail is a steep climb to panoramic views of Clyburn River canyon and the Atlantic Ocean. 2-3 hrs, 7.4 km loop, 95-430 m elevation. contact : Cape Breton Highlands National Park 902-224-2306 • cbhnp.info@pc.gc.ca hosted by : Cape Breton Highlands National Park Marag Making Workshop Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona 11:00 AM • $20 Animators will guide visitors in preparing the traditional dish of Marag Gheal/ White pudding. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. contact : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach

Beginner Plus Fiddle Class Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

Margaree Lunch Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM • $35

12:00 PM • $10

This class, lead by Dwayne Côté, is tailored for beginner to early intermediate players and will focus on Cape Breton fiddle techniques and tunes. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Buffet lunch consists of homemade soup or corn chowder, breads and biscuit, variety of cakes for dessert. contact : Verna Philips (902) 248-2587 vernabud@hotmail.ca hosted by : United Church Women

Lunch Ceilidhs Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM • Free

Celtic Conversations: Brothers with Banjos McConnell Library, Sydney

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM • $6 admission Daily lunch Ceilidh featuring live music while you enjoy a homemade Cape Breton lunch (menu pricing). contact : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (902) 787-2708 info@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Autumn Treasures Art Show Grand Lake Road Fire Hall, Sydney 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM • $3 admission Exhibition and sale of paintings and fine art by local artists. contact : Mora Smith (902) 539-3172 mora.smith@yahoo.ca hosted by : Rt.Hon.Vincent Massey Chapter IODE

The band We Banjo 3 demonstrates how brothers from Ireland can weave Old-time American bluegrass into their traditional style. contact : Chris or Tara (902) 562-3279 tmacneil@nssc.library.ns.ca (902) 563-4151 wendy.bergfeldt@cbc.ca hosted by : Hosted by Cape Breton Regional Library Roast Beef and Marag Lunch Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM • $15 Marag Gheal / White pudding has long been a favourite food of the Gaels. Join us for a traditional marag dinner. Reservations recommended. contact : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach


Shows & cultural experiences thursday october 16 Art and Craft Exhibit Lakeside Impressions Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville 1 PM - 3PM • Donations This is a unique showcase of local arts and crafts for sale or for your viewing pleasure. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild Circular Sock Knitting Machine Demonstration Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Donation Circular sock machines have a long history. Come learn about them during a demonstration from guild member Eileen MacNeil. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild The Bell Series: String Selections Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Museum admission charges apply The Fretless share their favorite tune selections and discuss where they came from and why they’ve included them in their repertoire. contact : Madeline Harvey (902) 295-2069 madeline.harvey@pc.gc.ca hosted by : Parks Canada’s Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site Time Flies: Fishing Tales from the Margaree River Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Gather with local anglers and flytiers to share stories from fishing the Margaree over the years, followed by a fly-tying demonstration.

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contact : Don MacLean (902) 485-3472 oldtrout@seasidehighspeed.com hosted by : Cape Breton Angler’s Association

Jam Session Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

Special Storytelling Tour & Celtic Colours Traditional Céilidh Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona

Open jam session for all musicians and listeners. Bring your instrument and join in or drop in for a drink and a snack and just listen. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Museum admission charges apply This special storytelling tour of Highland Village is a folklife experience, giving you insight into the lives and stories of Nova Scotia Gaels. Reservations required. contact : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach Luthier Workshop with Johannes Sturm Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • $20 Bring your instrument! Professional luthier Johannes Sturm will tailor this workshop to participants’ interests, discussing violin making, repair, and maintenance including evaluation and minor adjustments. contact : Johannes Sturm (902) 345-2883 aims@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Free

Port Hawkesbury & Area Community Market Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Port Hawkesbury 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Free Farmers’ Market featuring delicious local food, amazing crafts, music and friendly people. hosted by : Port Hawkesbury Area Community Market PORK CHOP Dinner Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM • $13.95 Delicious pork chop dinner with mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and all the trimmings. Homemade dessert and tea or coffee included. contact : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (902) 787-2708 info@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Open Mic at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Baddeck

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner North Ingonish Fire Hall, Ingonish

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free

5:00 PM • $12

A daily open mic hosted by Michael Cavanaugh, where all musicians are welcome to come and play. Listeners are welcome too. contact : Bras d’Or Yacht Club (902) 295-2107 brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Bras d’Or Yacht Club

Old fashioned meal of corned beef and cabbage with peas pudding, biscuits, dessert, and tea or coffee. First come first served. contact : Paula Reynolds (902) 285-2106 reynoldsfamily@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Ingonish United Church Women

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Apple Glazed Roast Pork Supper United Protestant Church of Sydney River, Sydney River 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM • $14 Roast pork with mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade pies for dessert and tea or coffee. contact : Sydney River United Church Office (902) 562-4145 Farmers’ unitedprotestant@ns.sympatico.ca Outdoor Visual Participatory Market Event Art Event hosted by : Mens Brotherhood of Sydney River United Kitchen Rackets Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 10PM - 2AM Free for participating musicians; $5 admission for audience members; $2 with a concert ticket stub

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Musicians, players and singers of all skill levels are invited to join in our Kitchen Rackets acoustic jam sessions. contact : Greg Silver (902) 535-3990 (902) 631-5050 • info@kitchenrackets.org hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

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Music of the Night: Musique de la nuit The Belkolora Quintet Les Zorvenants Brenda Stubbert & Doug MacPhee Qristina & Quinn Bachand Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Louisbourg 5:30 PM • $150 The Fortress of Louisbourg is a national treasure. The reconstructed village is a page from our history, exactly as it was in 1745. We will make you part of the experience as the village comes alive at night with music, dancing, laughter and food. Picture tables large and small set with candles and pewter dishes, a delicious period meal with wine, friends sharing stories and laughter. Then out onto the streets with lanterns moving from one stone building to the next, music spilling into the street from several venues. A classical quintet in the engineer’s drawing room, story tellers by the fire in a quaint cottage, toe-tapping fiddle music on the next corner, a square dance in the village hall, and wrapping up the evening at an 18th century pub bursting with Acadian songs and tunes. It’s an experience you’ll never forget! Restricted to 19 years and over.

Gigging with the Galway Girl Sharon Shannon The Chaisson Family All Fired Up Dara MacDonald & Adam Young Inverness Education Centre/ Academy, Inverness 7:30 PM • $30/$25 Sharon Shannon stepped on stage at our first Celtic Colours and returned to Ireland with our hearts. The Galway Girl was already making a name for herself and we understood why. Nobody played the accordion like Sharon. Tonight we’re thrilled that she’s back sharing the spotlight with two exciting family bands. The Chaisson Family is the Prince Edward Island version of the Beaton’s. They have passed down the fiddle, piano, guitar and dance traditions to this generation and frequently made the trip across the water to Cape Breton. All Fired Up is three brothers who grew up down the road. Nurtured in Inverness County, they remain committed to the music and the Gaelic language. Add Dara and Adam on fiddle and piano and we’ve got a gig to die for. Nearby Meal: Roast Beef Dinner

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Feisty Friends

Shelly Campbell & Allan Dewar Joanne MacIntyre Panache Quartet Highland Village Church, Iona 7:30 PM • $25 Tonight will be a great reunion of friends from the Western side of the Island here in the wee church on the hill. Joanne MacIntyre has often been the face of Highland Village with her beautiful Gaelic singing but she grew up in Mabou where she teaches Gaelic. That’s just down the road from where Andrea Beaton learned to play the fiddle from her father Kinnon. Andrea has brought home her new all-girl fiddle quartet and is sure to thrill fans of both traditional and original tunes with their fiery arrangements and exciting rhythms. Shelly Campbell and Andrea have been playing fiddles together since they were kids. Allan may feel a bit outnumbered in this feast of feisty female talent, but never fear. He’ll be keeping pace on the ivories and enjoying every minute of this special reunion. Nearby Meal: Roast Beef Dinner

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String Fever

J.P. Cormier Tony McManus Kyle MacNeil & Sheumas MacNeil Laura Smith The Fretless St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Sydney Mines • 7:30 PM • $30 Prepare for a night of soulful songs and spectacular strings in the beautiful St. Andrew’s Church. Barra brothers Kyle and Sheumas MacNeil grew up in Sydney Mines and along with their musical pal J.P. Cormier, they’ll play host for guests from British Columbia, Ontario and the mainland. In fact they will be welcoming back a much-loved songstress from Cape Breton’s past. Laura Smith lived on the North Shore in the 1970s and has not been back in many years. She’s been touring with festival favourite, guitar whiz Tony McManus and they’ll share their new combo. The British Columbian quartet The Fretless has been making a splash and winning folk awards for their amazing string arrangements. Just imagine when J.P. and Tony get together with all those fiddle players. Talk about string fever! No doubt it will be catching once this crew gets going.

Tunes for all Time Sprag Session Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier Colin Grant Kimberley Fraser Rachel Davis Darren McMullen

Big Pond Community Fire Hall Big Pond • 7:30 PM • $30/$25 There’s nothing quite so special as knowing “I was there when…”. Tonight in Big Pond several of the finest young composers and players from Scotland and Cape Breton will gather to swap tunes and make history. Adam Sutherland made his mark with Session A9 and Treacherous Orchestra, but the popularity of his compositions would suggest he should be a much older person. Fiddle players everywhere play his “The Road to Errogie”. Now some of our finest young players get a chance to share their work. Kimberley, Rachel, Darren and Colin have all taken the tradition to the next level… making new tunes of their own. They’ll all get together to create some arrangements with Adam and his piano pal Hamish Napier. Be there to see the results of the raw talent and then top it off with Sprag Session, living proof that there’s power, promise and tunes for the future.

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Shows & cultural experiences Friday October 17

Friday October 17

Friday October 17

Fiddle from Scratch Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM • $35

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Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre Baddeck • 9:00 PM • $25 It’s Friday night and the week is winding down. Treat yourself to a local brew and a full night of bands from home and abroad. We Banjo 3 consists of two sets of brothers from Ireland with a passion for banjos and a lot of awards under their belts. From Irish to Bluegrass they combine the fiddle, banjo and guitars in a way that is dazzling! Dàimh has come from Scotland, but includes members from Ireland, the U.S. and our own Angus MacKenzie from Mabou. They’ve got pipes, fiddles and Gaelic songs with energy to burn. Mardeen is from just down the road in Whycocomagh and tonight they are trading their usual rock sound for more acoustic fare. Darrell and Stewart will be right at home in Baddeck and will treat us to songs and tunes we all know well. Bring along a friend, kick back, and enjoy! Restricted to 19 years and over.

This course instructed by Dwayne Côté offers an introduction to fiddle for folks who have never played before. Fiddles will be provided but please bring one if you have one. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets. Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $150 per day or $500 full week Glenn Graham and Troy MacGillivray lead classes for intermediate to advanced players who wish to further their skills and learn the Cape Breton style of playing. contact : Allan Dewar (902) 787-2708 allan@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Gallery Exhibit: Across the Surface Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

An exhibit and sale of bed quilts and other textile items made by the

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Free An exhibition of works by Acadian artist William Roach from Cheticamp, who creates colourful and whimsical folk art by carving and painting pine. contact : Holley Grant (902) 270-7491 holley@capebretoncraft.com hosted by : Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free

Brandon, Manitoba artist Chris Reid works in chalk pastel, soft sculpture and pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs). contact : Laura Schneider (902) 563-1342 laura_schneider@cbu.ca hosted by : Cape Breton University Art Gallery Beginner Plus Fiddle Class Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

In this exhibit the viewer will see examples of contemporary portraiture, still life, and landscape, from the works of artists collective PLANS (professional living artists of Nova Scotia). contact : Dorothy Burton (902) 258-2533 thirdmeadowicca@gmail.com hosted by : Inverness County Centre for the Arts

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Donation

Art for the Soul Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney

Truth in Repetition Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM • $5 family; $3 adult; $2 student/senior

Celtic Quilt Guild Annual Show and Sale Belle Côte Community Centre, Belle Côte

members of the guild from the local area. contact : Margie MacIsaac (902) 258-2338 margie.macisaac1@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Hosted by Celtic Quilt Guild

10:30 AM - 11:30 PM • $35 This class, lead by Dwayne Côté, is tailored for beginner to early intermediate players and will focus on Cape Breton fiddle techniques and tunes. contact : Anna Lisa White (902) 371-8948 • (902) 849-6400 anna_lisawhite@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org


cultural experiences Friday October 17 CBC Mainstreet Live Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM • Free

Friday October 17 Party d’cuisine acadien Acadian Kitchen Party Seafood Stop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Menu pricing Find out more about this year’s de la cuisine et la festival artists as they demonstrate CommunityUne célébration Cultural Farmers’ Outdoor Market Event traditionnelle acadienne dans their talents, and are interviewed for Meal musiqueLearning les restaurants de la région. A celebraa live-to-tape recording of CBC Cape tion of Acadian cuisine and music in our Breton’s popular show, Mainstreet. local restaurants. contact : Wendy Bergfeldt contact : Les Trois Pignons (902) 563-4151 wendy.bergfeldt@cbc.ca (902) 224-2642 info@cheticamp.ca hosted by : CBC Cape Breton hosted by : La Société Saint-Pierre Aboriginal Art and Cultural Festival Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre, Wagmatcook 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free An exhibition of artwork by top aboriginal artists from the Atlantic region. contact : Robert Bernard (902) 295-2999 rbernard@wagmatcook.com hosted by : Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre Lunch Ceilidhs Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM • $6 admission Daily lunch Ceilidh featuring live music while you enjoy a homemade Cape Breton lunch (menu pricing). contact : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (902) 787-2708 • info@celticmusiccentre.com hosted by : Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Guitar Workshop with J.P. Cormier Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • $35 J.P. Cormier demonstrates and discusses various styles of guitar including flat picking and finger style, history of the music and the instrument. contact : Greg Silver (902) 535-3990 (902) 631-5050 • info@kitchenrackets.org hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

Celtic Conversations: Fiddle and Guitar for the Irish Session McConnell Library, Sydney 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM • Free Qristina and Quinn Bachand share their views on Irish Session etiquette, tune choices and how to put sets of tunes together. contact : Chris or Tara (902) 562-3279 tmacneil@nssc.library.ns.ca hosted by : Hosted by Cape Breton Regional Library Am Breacan Bòidheach Fàsanta: Mary’s Bonny Plaid Natural Dye Workshop Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • $20 Using natural dyes to add colour to the cloth and yarns that pioneer women made was an important aspect of 19th century life. Pre-registration required. Workshop is open to all ages. contact : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach Art and Craft Exhibit Lakeside Impressions Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville 1 PM - 3PM • Donations This is a unique showcase of local arts and crafts for sale or for your viewing pleasure.

Friday October 17 contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild

Gaelic Song & Stories Visual Participatory Art Scotsville School of Event Crafts, Scotsville

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • $10 The Highlanders celebrated their culture, not in huge buildings or sculptures but in their songs and stories. Learn of their history through this sharing of songs and tales. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild Hands on Spinning Demonstration Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • $10 The process of turning carded wool and spinning it into yarn is yet another early craft still common in Cape Breton. Give it a try! contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild Watercolour workshop Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM $25 materials included Local artist Barrie Fraser instructs this step by step watercolour course (en Plein Air if weather permits). contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild


cultural experiences Friday October 17

Friday October 17

The Bell Series: Crossing the Pond Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Museum admission charges apply Dàimh is a band with members from Scotland, Eire, Cape Breton, and USA, sharing tales and tunes they’ve brought with them across the ocean. contact : Madeline Harvey (902) 295-2069 madeline.harvey@pc.gc.ca hosted by : Parks Canada’s Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site Steppin’ with the Ladies Every Woman’s Centre, Sydney

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Kelly MacArthur gives step dance instruction with a bit of square dancing. contact : Wanda Earhart (902) 567-1212 wandaearhart.swcproject@gmail.com hosted by : Every Woman’s Centre Celtic Guitar Techniques Workshop Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • $35

Outdoor Event

Open Mic at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Baddeck

Roast Beef Dinner Iona Royal Canadian Legion, Iona

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM $12 adults; $8 children

A daily open mic hosted by Michael Cavanaugh, where all musicians are welcome to come and play. Listeners are welcome too. contact : Bras d’Or Yacht Club (902) 295-2107 brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Bras d’Or Yacht Club Intro to Tenor Banjo Workshop Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM • $35

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • $12

New tenor banjo players, as well as mandolin and fiddle players who want to try this instrument, will find this workshop very rewarding. Instructed by Roger Stone. contact : Roger Stone (902) 441-4806 bretunes@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org

This event will give children an opportunity to become familiar with Celtic culture through music, song and dance. contact : Vanessa Childs Rolls (902) 539-1572 oldsydneysociety@ns.aliantzinc.ca hosted by : Old Sydney Society

Gaelic Song Workshop Visual Participatory Art Event Highland Village Museum/ An Clachan Gàidhealach, Iona

Roast Beef Dinner Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Museum admission charges apply Mischa Macpherson of Scotland leads this demonstration and talk of Gaelic songs. If you have the language you’re welcome to join in. contact : Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach (902) 725-2272 hosted by : Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach

Homemade roast beef supper, with yorkshire pudding, veggies and all the trimmings, dessert sold separately, cash bar available. contact : Brenda Campbell (902) 578-4100 bandg@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Hosted by Iona Royal Canadian Legion Adult Square Dance South West Margaree Parish Hall, South West Margaree 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM • $8 Traditional square dance, featuring live musicians on fiddles and piano. Licensed to serve alcohol, 19+. contact : Lawrence MacLellan (902) 248-2180 lawrence.maclellan@gmail.com hosted by : St. Joseph’s Parish Hall Committee

Children’s Ceilidh Lyceum, Sydney

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Roger Stone provides an introduction and refresher class on picking and rhythm techniques for jigs and reels. contact : Roger Stone (902) 441-4806 bretunes@hotmail.com hosted by : St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization & KitchenRackets.Org Gealic Language

Friday October 17

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Donation

5:00 PM • $15 Traditional roast beef dinner with maragh, seasonal vegetables, tea or coffee and dessert. contact : Dorothy Burton (902) 258-2533 thirdmeadowicca@gmail.com hosted by : Inverness County Centre for the Arts

Need to find a venue address? Flip to the venue index on page 50 Looking for shows featuring your favourite performer? Flip to the artist index on page 53


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In Good Hands

Dàimh Rachel Davis Maxim Cormier Anita MacDonald Mischa Macpherson Trio Kristen Shaw Mckayla MacNeil Féis Mhàbu Gaelic Singers

St. Mary’s Parish Hall Mabou • 2:00 PM • $25 Féis Mhàbu has been creating opportunities for young traditional players and singers for many years. Today their work becomes truly international as they showcase a project that brings together young players from Australia, Scotland and Cape Breton. The Mischa Macpherson Trio grew up with Fèis Rois in Scotland and joined the project in Australia. Maxim Cormier and Rachel Davis travelled to the National Celtic Festival in Melbourne to join the project. Fèis Rois welcomed Maxim over the summer for their Ceilidh Trail program. The group is back together along with some young local players added to the mix. To top off the afternoon, Scotland’s Dàimh, which includes Mabou native Angus MacKenzie, will bring it all full circle. It was Angus’ mother who founded Féis Mhàbu back in the 1990’s. It is clear that the culture is in very good hands.

Dancing Up a Suête

La Swing du Suête Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss The Chaisson Family Marc Boudreau & Hilda Chiasson CapeLand Dancers Amélie Larade & Christopher Poirier Place des arts Père Anselme-Chiasson, Cheticamp 2:00 PM • $30/$25 Dancing is second nature in Cheticamp, so it’s no surprise that local troupe La Swing du Suête has been part of the school arts program for years. Today they get to experience one of the best in the world. Nic Gareiss moves easily from Irish to Appalachian and every style of percussive dance possible as he travels the world performing and teaching. Today he brings along Scottish harpist Maeve Gilchrest. The Chaisson Family from PEI is no stranger to Cheticamp or to dancing. Like Marc and Hilda, they learned the fiddle and piano traditions in the context of step dancing and square dances. The CapeLand Dancers will show off both highland and step dances while La Swing grads Amelie and Christopher step forward in style. Nearby Meal: Party d’cuisine acadien Acadian Kitchen Party Page 47

The Cape Breton Fiddlers Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association The Fretless Colaisde Na Gàidhlig/ Gaelic College, St. Ann’s 2:00 PM • $30/$25 After forty years of preserving and building the repertoire of Cape Breton fiddle players, the Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association holds a special place in our hearts. From the very young to the most senior members, more than 100 in all, they provide a critical role in our culture. In fact, they have been credited with keeping the Cape Breton fiddle tradition alive. But regardless of their dedication to our traditions, they are always open to new fiddle music. This year at their annual concert they welcome guests from the West Coast. The Fretless is a quartet of string players with a fresh and distinct sound. With three fiddles and a cello, they manage to transform fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful arrangements. They have been winning a lot of awards lately and now they are about to win some new friends. Fiddle enthusiasts are in for a delight.

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Shows & cultural experiences saturday October 18

saturday October 18

saturday October 18 Cape Breton Farmers’ Market Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney River 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM • Free Prepared food, fresh local produce, meat, bread, craft beer, and handicrafts from vendors from all over the island. hosted by : Cape Breton Farmers’ Market

Community Meal

Cultural Learning

Farmers’ Market

Outdoor Event

Féis a’ Bhràigh Visual Participatory Art Event Taigh an t-Sagairt (The Fr. John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre), Glendale

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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Free

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Together Again Natalie’s Reunion Natalie MacMaster Sharon Shannon J.P. Cormier Tim Edey Beòlach Centre 200, Sydney 7:30 PM • $60/$50/$40/$25 Natalie MacMaster embodies our “family and friends” theme so it’s exciting to have her home to close this year’s festival. She comes from a musical family and is passing those traditions along to her own children, as she travels the world making musical friends wherever she goes. Tonight she’ll have a chance to re-connect with some old friends and we get to share that joy. In 1997, at the very first Celtic Colours, Natalie met Ireland’s accordion whiz, Sharon Shannon. The two new friends slipped

away to record a tune together. Both young women have enjoyed amazing careers and tonight they have a chance to share the stage again. Tim Edey, who now performs frequently with Natalie, wrote his beautiful tune “Little Bird” for Sharon Shannon. Tim has become a great favourite of the Celtic Colours audience, thrilling us with his virtuoso guitar and concertina playing and his warm and enthusiastic personality. J.P. Cormier first met Tim at Celtic Colours in 2010 and they have been friends and musical cohorts ever since. J.P. brings not only his instrumental prowess, but also his heartfelt songs to the party. Topping off the menu will be the dynamic Cape Breton band Beòlach, all close friends of Natalie since childhood. Don’t miss this incredible reunion of some of the world’s most brilliant friends.

Gaelic language celebration—working on local Gaelic language and stories from the area. All ages welcome. contact : Sheila MacInnis (902) 625-1227 / (902) 631-3722 sheilabaillie@hotmail.com hosted by : Glendale and Area Community Co-op Celtic Quilt Guild Annual Show and Sale Belle Côte Community Centre, Belle Côte

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Donation An exhibit and sale of bed quilts and other textile items made by the members of the guild from the local area. contact : Margie MacIsaac (902) 258-2338 margie.macisaac1@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Hosted by Celtic Quilt Guild Margaree Celtic Christmas Craft Fair & Farmer’s Market Margaree Forks Fire Department, Margaree Forks 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM • $2 Fine art, handcrafted items, produce and prepared food items from artists and growers from the Margaree Area. hosted by : Margaree Area Development Association


cultural experiences saturday October 18 Glendale Fall Harvest Farmers Market (The Fr. John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre), Glendale 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM • Free Local farmers offer products for sale from their fall harvest as well as local crafts. hosted by : Glendale and Area Community Co-op Aboriginal Art and Cultural Festival Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre, Wagmatcook 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free

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saturday October 18

Art for the Soul Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney

Roast Beef Dinner Southside Boularderie Fire Hall, Boularderie

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Free

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • $13

An exhibition of works by Acadian artist William Roach from Cheticamp, who creates colourful and whimsical folk art by carving and painting pine. contact : Holley Grant (902) 270-7491 holley@capebretoncraft.com hosted by : Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Roast beef dinner with vegetables, yorkshire pudding, dessert and tea or coffee. contact : Josh Taylor (902) 736-6742 ssbvfiredepartment@hotmail.ca hosted by : Southside Boularderie Volunteer Firefighters

Art and Craft Exhibit Lakeside Impressions Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville

Baked Ham Supper Sydney Forks Recreation Centre, Sydney Forks 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • $12

An exhibition of artwork by top aboriginal artists from the Atlantic region. contact : Robert Bernard (902) 295-2999 rbernard@wagmatcook.com hosted by : Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre

This is a unique showcase of local arts and crafts for sale or for your viewing pleasure. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild

Craft Dinner Scotsville School of Crafts, Scotsville

Hike the Coxheath Colours and Ceilidh Knox Hall, Coxheath

All Ages Square Dance West Mabou Hall, West Mabou

12:00 PM - 4:40 PM • Donation

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Donation

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM • $8

Come join us at the Scotsville School of Crafts for our monthly craft potluck! Drop in and bring your knitting, spinning, embroidery, crochet, painting, jewellery, whatever you are working on. contact : Verna MacMillan (902) 258-2278 info@scotsvilleschoolofcrafts.ca brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Lake Ainslie Weavers & Craft Guild

Hike a beautiful wooded trail to panoramic views, hearing from naturalists and musicians who are situated along the trail. Hear stories in the hilltop cabin, and enjoy a ceilidh in the hall after the hike. contact : Lisa Patterson (902) 564-6352 lisapatterson@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : Coxheath Hills Wilderness Recreation Association

Traditional square dance for all ages with local artists on fiddle and piano. contact : Margie MacInnis (902) 945-2814 brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : West Mabou Hall

Party d’cuisine acadien Acadian Kitchen Party Doryman Pub & Grill 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Menu pricing Une célébration de la cuisine et la musique traditionnelle acadienne dans les restaurants de la région. A celebration of Acadian cuisine and music in our local restaurants. contact : Les Trois Pignons (902) 224-2642 • info@cheticamp.ca hosted by : La Société Saint-Pierre

1 PM - 3PM • Donations

Open Mic at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Baddeck 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Free A daily open mic hosted by Michael Cavanaugh, where all musicians are welcome to come and play. Listeners are welcome too. contact : Bras d’Or Yacht Club (902) 295-2107 • brasdoryacht@hotmail.com hosted by : Bras d’Or Yacht Club

Baked ham supper with potatoes, veggies, homemade tea biscuit, dessert and tea or coffee. contact : Gail Leighton (902) 562-8012 gailleighton@eastlink.ca hosted by : Sydney Forks Recreation Center

SUNDAY october 19 Channel Hall Country Breakfast St. George’s Channel Hall, St. George’s Channel 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM $7 adults; $4 children A country breakfast with eggs of your choice (even omelet), pancakes, sausages, home fries, homemade beans, toast, fresh fruit, juice and tea or coffee. contact : Doug Begg (902) 345-0616 d_begg@seaside.ns.ca or Alfred Sampson (902) 345-2641 alf@ns.sympatico.ca hosted by : South Mountain Arm of Gold

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venue index Acadian Trailhead 16648 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp

Centre 200 481 George Street, Sydney

Holy Trinity Anglican Church 329 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site 559 Chebucto Street, Baddeck

Chestico Museum 8095 Route 19, Port Hood

Hometown Kitchen 15067 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp

Christmas Island Fire Hall 8539 Grand Narrows Highway, Christmas Island

Inverness County Centre for the Arts 16080 Highway 19, Inverness

An Drochaid: The Bridge 11513 Route 19, Mabou Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department Community Centre 526 Chebucto Street, Baddeck Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre 3160 Bay St. Lawrence Road, Bay St. Lawrence Belle Côte Community Centre 10615 Cabot Trail, Belle Cote Big Pond Community Fire Hall 7193 East Bay Highway, Big Pond Boisdale Volunteer Fire Department 3810 Grand Narrows Highway, Boisdale Boularderie School 12065 Kempt Head Road, Boularderie East

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Colaisde Na Gàidhlig/Gaelic College 51779 Cabot Trail Road, St. Ann’s D’Escousse Civic Improvement Hall 3276 Hwy 320, D’Escousse

J. Franklin Wright Gallery at Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre 606 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury

Doryman Pub & Grill 15528 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp

Judique Community Centre 5473 Route 19, Judique

Ecole NDA 15118 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp

Knox Hall Intersection of Coxheath Road & Blacketts Lake Road, Coxheath

Englishtown Community Hall 971 Main Highway, Englishtown Étoile de l’Acadie 15 Inglis Street, Sydney Every Woman’s Centre 21 Trinity Avenue, Sydney

Bras d’Or Yacht Club 1 Jones Street, Baddeck

FireHouse Ironworks 109 Main Street, Whycocomagh

Cabot Fire Hall 29425 Cabot Trail, Cape North

Fortress of Louisbourg Chapel 265 Park Service Road, Louisbourg

Cameron Hall 36 Main Street, Whycocomagh

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site 259 Park Service Road, Louisbourg Franey Trailhead Cabot Trail, Ingonish

Cape Breton Exhibition Grounds 105 Regent St., North Sydney

Glencoe Mills Hall 612 Glencoe Road, Glencoe Mills

Cape Breton Farmers’ Market 340 Keltic Drive, Sydney River

Glencoe Station Hall 1536 Mabou Road, Port Hood

Cape Breton Highlands Academy 11070 Cabot Trail, Terre Noire

Grand Lake Road Fire Hall 850 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

Cape Breton Miners’ Museum 17 Museum Street, Glace Bay

Greenwood United Church 98 Twining Street, Baddeck

Cape Breton University Art Gallery 1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

Harbour Restaurant and Bar 15299 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp

Cape Breton University Boardmore Playhouse 1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

Highland Village Church 4119 Highway 223, Iona

Cape Breton University Rotary Music Performance Centre 1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney Celtic Music Interpretive Centre 5471 Highway 19, Judique

Iona Royal Canadian Legion 4237 Highway 223, Iona

Dalbrae Academy 11156 Highway19, Mabou

Bras d’Or Lakes Inn 10095 Grenville Street, St. Peter’s

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney

Inverness Education Centre/Academy 59 Veterans Memorial Court, Inverness

Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach 4119 Highway 223, Iona Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church Hall 49 West Street, Sydney

Knox Presbyterian Church 39 Grant Street, Baddeck L’Ardoise Community Centre 206 Chapel Cove Road, L’Ardoise Lennox Passage Provincial Park 2313 Hwy 320, Martinique, Isle Madame Lobsters R Us 197 Little Harbour Road, Lower L’Ardoise Lorenzo Building - Le Noir Landing 708 Veteran’s Memorial Drive, Arichat Louisbourg Playhouse 11 Aberdeen Street, Louisbourg Lyceum 225 George St., Sydney Mabou Arena 186 Mabou Harbour Road, Mabou Margaree Forks Fire Department 7811 Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks Marion Bridge Recreation Centre 3921 Gabarus Highway, Marion Bridge McConnell Library 50 Falmouth, Sydney Membertou Trade and Convention Centre 50 Mallard Street, Sydney Mira Seniors & Pensioners Centre 4037 Gabarus Highway, Marion Bridge North Highlands Elementary 1363 Bay St. Lawrence Road, Aspy Bay North Ingonish Fire Hall 35836 Cabot Trail, Ingonish


venue index Notre Dame de l’Assomption 2318 Highway 206, Arichat

St. Mary’s Parish Hall 11538, Highway 19 (Main Street), Mabou

Orangedale United Church 1406 Orangedale Road, Orangedale

St. Matthew’s United Church 78 Church Street, Inverness

Oshan Whale Watch 3384 Bay St. Lawrence Road, Bay St. Lawrence

St. Matthew-Wesley United Church 2 Peppett Street, North Sydney

Our Lady of Assumption Parish Hall 2318 Highway 206, Arichat

St. Matthew-Wesley United Church Hall 2 Peppett St., North Sydney

Our Lady of Fatima Church 1452 Kings Road, Sydney

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall 115 Cliff Street, Port Morien

Place des arts Père Anselme-Chiasson 15118 Route 19 Cabot Trail Road, Cheticamp

St. Peter’s Lions Club 39 Lion’s Avenue, St. Peter’s

Port Hastings Fire Hall 15 Old Victoria Road, Port Hastings Port Hastings Museum 24 Highway 19, Port Hastings Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre 606 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury Port Morien Legion / Community Center 2832 Highway 255, Port Morien Restaurant Evangeline 15150 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp Riverdale Community Centre 106 Vince McCarthy Drive, Cleveland Royal Battery Fortress Louisbourg, Louisbourg Savoy Theatre 116 Commercial Street, Glace Bay Scotsville School of Crafts 2334 Strathlorne-Scotsville, Scotsville Seafood Stop 14803 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp Smith Community Hall 15 Stoney Point Road, Orangedale South West Margaree Parish Hall 19678 Route 19, SW Margaree Southside Boularderie Fire Hall 3840 Hillside Boularderie Road St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 643 Main Street, Sydney Mines St. George’s Channel Hall 3363 West Bay Highway, St. George’s Channel St. Leo’s Parish Hall Stirling Road, Glace Bay St. Mary’s Parish Hall 4216 Trans Canada Highway 105, Glendale

NOTES

St. Peter’s Parish Church 37392 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Beach St. Peter’s Parish Hall Port Hood 248 Main Street, Port Hood St. Peter’s United Church Hall 9913 Grenville Street, St. Peter’s St. Stephen’s Jubilee United Church 239 Main Street, Port Hood Strathspey Place 11156 Highway 19, Mabou

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Sydney Curling Club 619 George Street, Sydney Sydney Forks Recreation Centre 2639 King’s Road, Sydney Forks Taigh an t-Sagairt (The Fr. John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre) 4216 Trans Canada Highway 105, Glendale United Protestant Church of Sydney River 1524 Kings Road, Sydney River Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre 10765 off Highway 105, Wagmatcook Waterfront Centre 9650 Trans Canada Highway, Whycocomagh

Available this fall Celtic Colours 2014 Live CD Pre-order at celtic-colours.com/live2014

West Bay Road Fire Hall 644 Centotaph Road, West Bay Road West Mabou Hall 2399 West Mabou Road, West Mabou Whitney Pier Heritage Trail Corner of Dominion Street & Railroad Street, Sydney Whycocomagh Education Centre 50 Norman McLeod Road, Whycocomagh Wilson United Church Hall 1625 West Big Intervale Road, Margaree Centre

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October 9-12, 2014 International Symposium

Artists and scholars from around the globe are gathering in Cape Breton for this event featuring musical and theatrical performances, lecturedemonstrations, workshops and research presentations!

The Singing Storytellers Symposium will include music and poetry from numerous regions of the world, including the United Kingdom, East and Central Europe, Western Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East – as well as Canada and the United States, representing a diversity of both Indigenous and immigrant communities.

Singing Storytellers is a multifaceted public outreach program, hosted by the Canada Research Chair in Communities and Cultures, Cape Breton University – in partnership with Celtic Colours International Festival, CBC–Cape Breton, and many other community organizations and sponsors.

www.cbu.ca

For more information, visit the website: www.singingstorytellers.ca or write to us at: singingstorytellers@gmail.com

OUR COLOURS CAN CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THE WORLD.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

It’s time for the most beautiful season of all. Wrap yourself in the warm colours of fall as Nova Scotia holds the door wide open for those who come alive when they step outside. While you’re here enjoying Celtic Colours, let yourself explore Cape Breton Island and experience our extraordinary fall colours. You won’t believe your eyes.

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artist index Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier naeplans.co.uk • Page 30, 35, 41

Cape Breton Chorale capebretonchorale.com • Page 14

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas alasdairfraser.com • Page 14, 19, 21, 26

Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association capebretonfiddlers.com • Page 45

All Fired Up • Page 40

CapeLand Dancers macarthurdance.com • Page 45

Amélie Larade & Christopher Poirier Page 45 Darol Anger darolanger.com • Page 14, 19, 26 Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller anitamacdonald.com bmillerpipes.com • Page 36, 40 Qristina & Quinn Bachand qbachand.com • Page 26, 30, 40, 43 Quinn Bachand qbachand.com • Page 35 Andrea Beaton andreabeaton.com • Page 14, 21, 32 Betty Lou Beaton • Page 14, 21, 31 Dawn & Margie Beaton dawnandmargie.com • Page 14, 36 Harvey Beaton Page 21, 31, 37 Karen & Joey Beaton karenbeatonfiddle.com • Page 21 Kinnon Beaton Page 14, 31 Allie Bennett alliebennett.ca • Page 19 Beòlach • Page 18, 46 Gillian Boucher gillian-boucher.com • Page 15 Marc Boudreau • Page 45 Ronald Bourgeois myspace.com/ronaldbourgeois Page 18 Eric Breton • Page 30 Derrick & Melody Cameron melodyandderrickcameron.com Page 31 Douglas Cameron myspace.com/jdouglascameron Page 18, 21 Lawrence Cameron • Page 21 Donnie Campbell • Page 22

Patricia Chafe • Page 22 Winnie Chafe siegelproductions.ca/winniechafe Page 22 J.J. Chaisson sonicbids.com/band/jjchaisson Page 35 Hilda Chiasson • Page 45

Brian Doyle • Page 37 Kevin Dugas • Page 17 Tim Edey timedey.co.uk • Page 46 Féis Mhàbu Gaelic Singers feismhabu.com • Page 45 David Francey davidfrancey.com • Page 14 , 19, 22 Kimberley Fraser kimberleyfraser.com • Page 14, 26, 32, 41 Nic Gareiss nicgareiss.com Page 11, 13 , 14, 19, 25, 32, 33, 45

Joël Chiasson • Page 31

Maeve Gilchrist maevegilchristmusic.com • Page 32, 33, 45

Còig coig.ca • Page 19

Glenn Graham glenngraham.ca • Page 19, 42

Mario Colosimo • Page 26

Colin Grant colingrant.ca • Page 19, 21, 27, 41

Gervais Cormier • Page 22 J.P. Cormier jp-cormier.com • Page 32, 35, 41, 43, 46 Maxim Cormier maximcormier.com • Page 18, 22, 45 Dwayne Côté Page 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 42 Chrissy Crowley chrissycrowley.com Page 19, 37 Dàimh daimh.net • Page 31, 36, 42, 44, 45 Dannsa dannsa.com • Page 14, 22, 25 Brad Davidge braddavidge.com • Page 30 Rachel Davis rachel-davis.ca • Page 19, 27, 30, 41, 45 De Temps Antan detempsantan.qc.ca • Page 25, 29, 32, 36 Allan Dewar • Page 41

Shauntay Grant shauntaygrant.com • Page 18, 21 Brittany Haas brittanyhaas.com • Page 14, 14, 19, 26 Natalie Haas nataliehaas.com • Page 14, 14, 26 Gillian Head myspace.com/gillianheadfiddle Page 26 Jennifer Roland Band • Page 22 Darrell Keigan • Page 42 Terry Kelly terry-kelly.com • Page 14, 19 Mary Ann Kennedy maryannkennedy.co.uk • Page 25 Julian Kytasty torban.org/kytasty • Page 18, 21 La Swing du Suête • Page 45 Mary Jane Lamond maryjanelamond.com • Page 21

Donna-Marie DeWolfe • Page 31

Erin Leahy leahymusic.com • Page 30

Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté & Lassana Diabaté • Page 18

Nicole LeBlanc leblancnicole.com • Page 25

Emily Dingwall • Page 19

Les Amis Creole cedricwatson.com • Page 15, 19, 22, 25

Matt Campbell • Page 19

Goiridh & Pàdruig Dòmhnullach Page 19

Shelly Campbell • Page 23, 41

Christine & Sylvie Doucet • Page 32

Les Zorvenants • Page 40

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artist index Lisa Cameron & Vern MacDougall myspace.com/lisacameron12 Page 21 Lisa MacArthur • Page 26 Anita MacDonald anitamacdonald.com • Page 45 Buddy MacDonald buddymacdonald.ca • Page 12, 18, 26, 30 Dara MacDonald • Page 40 Dawn & Helen MacDonald • Page 14 Howie MacDonald • Page 22, 31 Paul MacDonald fiddlestream.com • Page 26 Rodney MacDonald • Page 19 Ryan MacDonald • Page 26 Stewart MacDonald • Page 42 MacDonalds of Glenuig • Page 17, 21, 31, 34, 37 Troy MacGillivray troymacgillivray.com • Page 30, 42

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Kyle MacNeil barramacneils.com • Page 41

Mairi Rankin theoutsidetrack.com • Page 18, 23, 25, 36

Mckayla MacNeil • Page 45

Jason Roach sonicbids.com/jasonroach • Page 19, 26, 37

Sheumas MacNeil barramacneils.com • Page 41 Tracey Dares MacNeil • Page 17, 30 Cyril MacPhee cyrilmacphee.com • Page 36 Doug MacPhee • Page 31, 40 Margaret MacPherson • Page 19 Maggie Macdonald & Mary Ann & Wilma Kennedy • Page 14 Mardeen mardeen.ca • Page 42 Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac maryjaneandwendy.com • Page 15, 22 McGinty mcginty.ca Page 22, 27

Nathan Rogers nathanrogers.ca • Page 18, 27, 31 Sabra MacGillivray & Celtic Touch Dancers sabramacgillivray.com • Page 13 Sharon Shannon sharonshannon.com • Page 36, 40, 46 Kristen Shaw • Page 45 Laura Smith laurasmith.ca • Page 26, 28, 31, 41 Nathaniel Smith nathanielsmithcello.com • Page 30, 36 Sprag Session spragsession.com • Page 41 Roger Stone ZenCaper.com • Page 35, 44

Tony McManus tonymcmanus.com • Page 26, 28, 31, 35, 41

Brenda Stubbert cranfordpub.com/stubbert • Page 22, 40

Joanne MacIntyre • Page 41

Darren McMullen darrenmcmullen.com • Page 19, 41

The Beaton Sisters Band dawnandmargie.com • Page 36

Ashley MacIsaac ashleymacisaac.com • Page 13, 37

Décota McNamara decotamcnamara.com • Page 36

The Belkolora Quintet • Page 40

Dave MacIsaac • Page 31, 35

Maybelle Chisholm McQueen Page 37

Mary Elizabeth MacInnis • Page 21

Matt MacIsaac mattmacisaacmusic.com • Page 36 Wendy MacIsaac wendymacisaac.com Page 13, 15, 18, 22, 37 Carl MacKenzie • Page 31 Kenneth & Calum MacKenzie Page 13, 21 MacKenzie Brothers Page 17 Harvey MacKinnon Page 25 Lewis MacKinnon lewismackinnon.com • Page 18 Susan MacLean • Page 32 Colleen MacLellan & family • Page 37 Natalie MacMaster nataliemacmaster.com • Page 46 Scott Macmillan scott-macmillan.ca • Page 35

Mischa Macpherson Trio mischamacphersontrio.com Page 21, 26, 44, 45

The Campbells of Greepe • Page 13, 18, 21 The Chaisson Family • Page 40, 45 The Fretless thefretless.com • Page 30, 35, 39, 41, 45

Fin Moore • Page 17, 31

The Men of the Deeps menofthedeeps.com • Page 27

Mac Morin macmorin.com • Page 11, 13, 14, 18, 22, 25, 30, 36

The Pellerin Brothers Page 32

Nuallan • Page 13

The Stanfields thestanfields.ca • Page 19

Lillis Ó Laoire • Page 21 Seán Ó Sé • Page 18

The Wrigley Sisters wrigleysisters.com • Page 14, 18, 22, 24

Panache Quartet panachequartet.com • Page 25, 36, 41

Väsen vasen.se • Page 13, 14, 19

Seph Peters myspace.com/sephpeters • Page 15

Warner Sisters • Page 25

Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain philandaly.com • Page 13, 15, 22 Bob, Jennifer & Kate Quinn reverbnation.com/bobquinnsongmaker Page 21 Joe Rankin • Page 25

Colin Watson • Page 21 We Banjo 3 webanjo3.com • Page 26, 31, 36, 38, 42 Adam Young • Page 40


Let your Celtic Heart guide your way! Colaisde Na Gàidhlig/The Gaelic College

Highland Village/An Clachan Gàidhealach

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Celtic Colours International Festival

While you’re here enjoying the Celtic Colours International Festival, be sure to explore all of Cape Breton Island’s living Celtic Culture!

Pick up a CeltiC exPerienCes MaP at one our Visitor information Centres or visit our website. www.Celticheart.ca

Having fun, Gaelic style! Saturday, Oct. 11 2pm

The Highland Village Scotch Music Series Traditional Cape Breton Music on the Highland Pipes (Lecture)

Tuesday, Oct. 14 2pm

Celtic Colours Céilidh

Wednesday, Oct. 15 2pm

Celtic Colours Milling Frolic

Wednesday, Oct. 15 1pm

"Chun A' Rubha" Gaelic Tour & Gaelic Song Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 16 2pm

Special Storytelling Tour & Celtic Colours Traditional Céilidh

Friday, Oct. 17 1pm

Am Breacan Bòidheach Fàsanta: Mary’s Bonny Plaid Natural Dye Workshop

Friday, Oct. 17 7:30pm

Celtic Colours Concert in the Malagawatch Church

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