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More national acclaim for Celtic Colours

In the midst of its fifteenth successful annual event, the Celtic Colours International Festival received honours from two national sources. Since its 1997 debut, Celtic Colours has established itself as one of Canada’s premiere musical events, and a cultural highlight of Nova Scotia’s tourism season, with a reputation for excellence that is known around the […]

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Celtic Colours wraps up today

By Laura Jean Grant – The Cape Breton Post SYDNEY — It’s almost that time again. Over the next two days, musicians from around the world will be packing up their bags and heading for points east and west after coming together in Cape Breton for the 15th annual Celtic Colours International Festival. The festival officially […]

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The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre at Judique on the Ceilidh Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Music centre bustling during Celtic Colours

By Laura Jean Grant – The Cape Breton Post JUDIQUE — If there’s any organization you’d expect to be making the most of the Celtic Colours International Festival, it would be the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre And they are. The centre, located in Judique, is a beehive of activity throughout the nine-day festival with a full […]

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Celtic Colours newcomer Ronald Bourgeois making an impressive debut

The Cape Breton Post GRAND ÉTANG — Ronald Bourgeois is making quite a Celtic Colours debut. The acclaimed Acadian singer-songwriter from Cheticamp is performing five times in nine nights and he’s one of two artists-in-residence at this year’s festival, alongside Bruce Molsky. In that role, Bourgeois has been working with Celtic Colours artistic director Joella […]

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Ontario visitors wowed by Celtic Colours festival

By LeRoy Peach – The Cape Breton Post There was a buzz in the crowd at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Wednesday when our good friends the Frederiksens arrived from Ontario to take in the Celtic Colours festivities. This was their seventh visit to the No. 1 island in the Continental U.S.A. and Canada. “The […]

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Volunteers play vital role in success of Celtic Colours

By Laura Jean Grant – The Cape Breton Post SYDNEY — Janet Robinson is the kind of volunteer that organizers of the Celtic Colours International Festival have come to rely on. She’s dependable, adaptable, has been with the festival for years, and has a volunteer philosophy that would be the envy of just about any event […]

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Celtic Colours: Our Celtic roots are showing

By Keith MacDonald – The Cape Breton Post Toes are tapping across Cape Breton and will continue to do so this week as one of Canada’s premier musical events provides a memorable cultural experience to all who attend its medley of events. Last Friday, the 15th annual Celtic Colours International Festival kicked off in Port Hawkesbury […]

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15th annual Celtic Colours International Festival opens

By John Gillis – The Inverness Oran The 15th annual Celtic Colours International Festival opened with a bang last Friday night in the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. Distant Sons and Daughters featured many of the Cape Breton greats as well as talent from across the pond in Scotland and Ireland and those of the Appalachian […]

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