Originally shot as part of a new initiative in 2011 that saw nine Celtic Colours shows live streamed to an audience around the world, a few of the many highlights from the streamed shows have been edited in high definition to enjoy as we look forward to Celtic Colours 2012.
For Celtic Colours—a festival with a penchant for celebrating local culture—our history of including community meals evolved from both an appreciation of the classic pancake breakfast, a feed of fishcakes and beans, a good old-fashioned roast beef dinner, or the variety of a community-contributed potluck, and the need to feed a mass of people attending concerts in rural areas with limited options for dining.
Click to watch a video overview of all the fantastic artists and events that will make up the 2012 festival.
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.