Immerse yourself in an unforgettable music and culture experience in more than 50 communities all over Cape Breton Island.
Celtic Colours co-founder and Artistic Director Joella Foulds will be one of 44 Canadians invested by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, into the Order of Canada at a ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday, May 25. Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is [...]
“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” [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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. [...]