Celtic Colours in the Schools

Celtic Colours In the Schools is a performance-based presentation for students and their teachers. Running 50 minutes in length, the program brings professional artists to the school that are part of the current year's Celtic Colours International Festival lineup to share their Celtic culture through music. This includes both local artists as well as those from other countries and cultures. These bands are young, lively and fun! The presentations are an inspiring way to celebrate an important part of Cape Breton Island’s cultural tapestry, and they are an excellent segue for classroom discussion. This program is sponsored by TD Bank Group. Roots in the Room is a new program that brings professional artists into music classes (predominately Grade 9 Explore Music classes).…

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Presenters and Media Program

The Presenters and Media Program is designed to showcase Cape Breton artists and Celtic Colours International Festival to targeted festival directors and select media. Since the Festival’s inception festival directors and media have gathered at Celtic Colours for networking, access to concerts, Cape Breton artists and the behind the scenes of the Festival. Over time the Program expanded and currently provides financial assistance to invited festival directors, media and other music industry professionals. Resulting national and international media coverage has assisted in the promotion of Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton artists and Cape Breton Island. This Program continues to achieve success in facilitating the export of Cape Breton musicians to national and international stages. Although each year we invite…

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The Festival Volunteer Drive’ers Association

The Festival Volunteer Drive’er Association is an incorporated not-for profit society under the Registry of Joint Stock by the Province of Nova Scotia. Formed in August 2004, the association’s membership is made up of individuals who volunteer as Drivers with the Celtic Colours International Festival. Drivers further their volunteer time by selling performing artists’ and the Celtic Colours compilation CD at venues during the Festival. Proceeds from these sales are directed to the Association and sustain our sponsorship programs. The Frank “Big Sampie” Sampson Award This sponsorship program is named in honour of Frank Sampson, an inaugural member of our Drive’er Association. Frank was a dedicated volunteer driver for the Celtic Colours International Festival for 10 years. The award grants…

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Archie Neil Stage – Youth Showcase Opportunity

The Archie Neil Stage features some of today's best young roots and traditional performers. If you are an emerging fiddler, pianist, guitarist, dancer, piper or singer, we want to hear from you! Apply for the opportunity to play for Celtic Colours’ audience by sending us a brief bio and a video of you performing.    For more information or to apply contact Yvette Rogers yvette@celtic-colours.com

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