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Festival ticket sales strong after first week

(Sydney, NS) Tickets for the 2011 Celtic Colours International Festival went on sale last Monday (July 11) and organizers say sales surpassed expectations. “Overall they are up 13% from the first week last year, so that is promising,” says Devon Strang, Marketing Manager. Box Office Manager Jason Jardine reported that customers started lining up at […]

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Celtic Colours announces line-up for 2011

(Sydney, NS) The line-up for 2011 Celtic Colours International Festival was announced on Monday and organizers are excited about what’s in store for their 15th Anniversary. Celtic Colours will be exploring our Cajun and Appalachian connections in 2011 with this year’s Artists in Residence: songwriter Ron Bourgeois from Cheticamp and Old Time Appalachian fiddler and […]

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Watch recorded version of our 2011 launch event now!

Hundreds of Celtic music lovers joined us on Monday to celebrate with us as we unveiled the lineup for our 15th annual festival! Joella Foulds, the Festival’s Artistic Director, gave a personal overview of the 2011 lineup via a live streaming broadcast. She was joined by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J.P. Cormier who spoke about and […]

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2011 Festival lineup unveiled June 27th!

We invite you to visit celtic-colours.com on Monday, June 27th to celebrate with us as we unveil the lineup for the 15th annual Celtic Colours International Festival! Get all the details on the 45 shows, over 200 community cultural events and close to 350 artists that will make Cape Breton Island sing and dance from October 7th to 15th. […]

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New chair looks to build on Festival’s success

(Sydney, NS) The Celtic Colours Festival Society held their Annual General Meeting recently at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, during which they elected a new chair and welcomed four new board members. Robert Sampson, Q.C., a partner in local law firm Sampson McDougall, takes over as chair from Dr. Jacquelyn Scott who held the […]

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Venues announced for 2011 Festival

(Sydney, NS) One of the things that sets Celtic Colours International Festival apart from the vast majority of festivals is its multiple location set-up. Communities around Cape Breton Island host concerts and workshops at a time when the fall leaves are at their most brilliant and traveling around the Island offers one breathtaking view after […]

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Celtic Colours: There Is No Getting Away From It

By Fiona Heywood – The Living Tradition Nine long days and nights, 45 concerts, over 250 other events in 33 communities around Cape Breton Island, Celtic Colours is certainly not for the faint-hearted! But it is a gem of a festival that proudly boasts its Celtic roots and showcases the music of the island which […]

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2011 Venues and Communities

Celtic Colours International Festival 2011 Venues and Communities Friday, October 7 Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Port Hawkesbury Saturday, October 8 Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, Sydney Boularderie School, Boularderie St. Matthew’s United Church, Inverness Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre, Wagmatcook Sunday, October 9 Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Craft, St. Ann’s Boisdale Fire Hall, Boisdale […]

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