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May sees return of Schools Program, Gaelic Awareness Month

“Celtic Colours in the Schools” is a participatory musical presentation celebrating how our Celtic cultural heritage is still prevalent today. Delivered by young Gaelic speakers and musicians, the program presents a current context of traditional music, song, and story. Your Elementary School can sign up to have the in-school presentation “Celtic Colours In the Schools” […]

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Church at the Highland Village Museum, Iona, Nova Scotia, Canada

2012 Festival Venues and Communities

This year, the festival opens Friday, October 5 at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre and wraps up the following Saturday, October 13, with a performance at Centre 200 in Sydney. Forty-six concerts will take place in 33 communities around Cape Breton Island.

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Gaelic College in St. Ann's, Cape Breton

Celtic Colours 2012 Venues Announced

The Celtic Colours International Festival won’t start for another six months, and the list of artists hasn’t even been released yet (or finalized for that matter), but requests for information are already pouring in from around the world. “We receive regular requests for information about the festival throughout the year,” says Mary Pat Mombourquette, Celtic […]

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Celebrate National Volunteer Week

April 15 – 21 is the 68th annual National Volunteer Week in Canada – a time to pay tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who graciously donate their time and energy.

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Ireland's Tim Edey on accordion and Cape Breton fiddler Wendy MacIsaac at the 2011 Celtic Colours International Festival

2011 A banner year for Celtic Colours

By all accounts, 2011 was a banner year for the Celtic Colours International Festival. In addition to celebrating its 15th year, the Festival’s ongoing success was evident both in the numbers it generated and in the recognition it received locally and nationally. The Cape Breton Island-wide event partnered with 130 non-profit organizations and venues to […]

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Celtic Colours Business Director Mary Pat Mombourquette accepts 2011 TIAC Cultural Tourism Award

Celtic Colours wins top National Cultural Tourism Award

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada announced last night the winners for the 2011 Canadian Tourism Awards. Forty-three finalists were nominated in 14 award categories. Among the finalists were individuals and organizations from all ten provinces as well as Canada’s North. Celtic Colours International Festival was named the winner of the National Cultural Tourism Award. […]

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