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Foliage falters, Celtic Colours music blazes

Lamond, MacIsaac among opening gala stars By Stephen Cooke – The Chronicle Herald Sun, Oct 9 – 2011 PORT HAWKESBURY — Maybe it’s just me, but the expected autumnal display between Halifax and Cape Breton didn’t seem to snap, sparkle or pop the way it usually does this time of year. Even the prime stretch […]

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Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours festival lights up

10-day festival jam-packed with music By Margo Pfeiff – The GATE: Entertainment Magazine In the midst of Nova Scotia’s fiery fall foliage season, legions of fiddles, harps, accordions, bagpipes and step-dancing tunes ignite Cape Breton Island’s rugged countryside during the annual Celtic Colours International Festival. In its 15th year, the 10-day event, October 7 to […]

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Curtain goes up on Celtic Colours

By Laura Jean Grant – The Cape Breton Post PORT HAWKESBURY — Separated by an ocean and each having their own busy schedule, the opportunities for The Black Family to come together on stage are few and far between. So Celtic Colours audiences take note — this week will be a rare chance to see […]

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Welcome to the stage …

By Laura Jean Grant – The Cape Breton Post SYDNEY — While music fans count on the return of many of their favourite artists each year at the Celtic Colours International Festival, equally important to most people is the chance to discover festival freshmen acts. From a Grammy Award-winning ensemble from the United States to a […]

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Building friendships, repertoire

Local fiddling traditions ‘eye-opener’ for Appalachian musician at Celtic Colours By Stephen Cooke – The Chronicle Herald WHEN APPALACHIAN musician Bruce Molsky comes to Cape Breton for Celtic Colours this weekend, he’ll have his arsenal of instruments: violin, banjo and guitar. He’ll also have the one thing he never leaves his Washington, D.C., home without […]

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2011 Schools Program a Great Success!

Our Elementary School Program, “Introducing Our Celtic Culture”, was delivered to 11 schools reaching 2023 students and their educators during May — Gaelic Awareness Month.  9 of the schools had not received the program in the past while 2 liked it so much they wanted it again! Artists Rachel Davis, Anita MacDonald, and Colin MacDonald all […]

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Celtic Colours youth showcase event set for Monday

Reprinted from The Cape Breton Post SYDNEY — In a little over a month, Celtic music and culture will be showcased in every corner of Cape Breton during the Celtic Colours International Festival. And in anticipation of that nine-day celebration Oct. 7-15, the festival is hosting a free musical event Celtic Colours: The Next Generation at […]

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Celtic Colours: The Next Generation

Celtic Colours: The Next Generation showcase at the Savoy Theatre, September 5 at 2pm The Celtic Colours International Festival’s mandate is “to celebrate and sustain our living Celtic culture” — the festival itself is the celebration, and the sustainability is nourished through ongoing work with various cultural organizations. One avenue of this work involves developing […]

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