If you were unable to make it to the show, or catch the live stream, you can still enjoy this stunning tribute to Rita MacNeil featuring many prominent members of Cape Breton Island’s musical community.
The Celtic Colours International Festival Staff and Board are saddened by the loss of Cape Breton’s First Lady of Song, Rita MacNeil. We extend our condolences to her family, friends and many fans.
Musical friends and colleagues of Rita MacNeil are coming together for a celebration of her life on Monday, May 6th at Center 200 in Sydney. It is an opportunity for the entire community of her friends and fans to remember her, to celebrate her impact, and to say goodbye. The evening will be called “Home I’ll Be: Remembering Rita”. It will start at 7:30 PM. A nominal ticket price of $10 will allow everyone to be there and all proceeds will go toward a scholarship in her name for the newly-announced Music degree program (BACS in Music) at Cape Breton University. Click for full details.
Did you know that Celtic Colours offers educational presentations that can be brought right to your school?
To the delight of students and to the benefit of teachers, we offer two 50-minute musical programs that are curriculum-connected, and fun! And, they can be brought to schools all over Cape Breton Island.
For more information on bringing these programs to your school, watch the above video and then visit our schools program page.
Total of 20,276 tickets were sold to performances, an increase of almost 2,000 tickets over the previous high reached in 2011.
Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac band, Kimberly Fraser and Cyril MacPhee perform in Ireland and Scotland in January.
Waving the East Coast fun flag one episode at a time – It’s Sea and be Scene TV with your host Stephanie Beaumont. Originally broadcast on Bell Aliant’s Community One channel, extended versions are repost on seaandbescene.com. Part two in the series can be seen below.
Part two of Sea and Be Scene TV’s coverage of the 2012 Festival. Discover more of the places and personalities of Canada’s East Coast at seaandbescene.com
The 2012 Music Nova Scotia Music & Industry Award Winners were announced Sunday night in Liverpool and Celtic Colours alumni were among the 50 winners. Keith Mullins took home two awards - Educator of the Year and Children’s Recording of the Year for The Wood Buffalo Youth Song Project, a collaboration with songwriter Thom Swift. Dylan Guthro won New Artist Recording of the Year for All That’s True, Rose Cousins won Folk Recording of the Year for her album We Have Made A Spark, Carleton Stone won Rock Recording of the Year for his self-titled album and The Barra MacNeils won Classical Recording of the Year for The Barra MacNeils with Symphony Nova Scotia Live in Concert.
The 16th annual Nova Scotia Music Week comes to Cape Breton next November when Sydney plays host.