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Celtic Colours alumni win big at 2012 Music Nova Scotia Awards

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.

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Celtic Colours finalist for 2012 National Cultural Tourism Award

For the third year in a row Celtic Colours International Festival was named a finalist for the National Cultural Tourism Award. This will be only the third year that Cultural Tourism has been added to the TIAC awards and Celtic Colours was a finalist in 2010 and winner in 2011.

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The Barra MacNeils mark 25th anniversary with release of The Celtic Colours Sessions

The Barra MacNeils’ new studio recording The Celtic Colours Sessions is the result of 10 days of musical collaboration between the band and an outstanding collection of guest artists. These tracks were recorded in consecutive days during the 2011 Celtic Colours Festival. The material ranges from new original songs to traditional tunes, re-workings of existing standards, including traditional Gaelic material, all buoyed by the collaborative process.

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