Back at Celtic Colours for their 50th anniversary tour, the Chieftains have never failed to wow and charm us all at the same time. Almost as well-known for their collaborations as for their own groundbreaking work, the Chieftains will once again welcome some very special guests to the stage for this closing concert. In fact, these guests are so special that any one of them would usually be headlining their own show. To have them all together will make for a truly stunning evening.
In 2010, songwriter Carmel Mikol brought forward the idea of pairing up young songwriters with young tune makers to see how our traditional music influences their contemporary work. The resulting concert was so much more than the sum of its parts that we couldn’t wait to do it again.
Otis is a luthier, composer and musician. Over several years he crafted many beautiful instruments from one maple tree…fiddles, mandolins, guitars, cellos, violas and harps. We brought the instruments back together for a fabulous concert. Otis has continued the project, published a book and written more tunes.
Celtic Colours is thrilled to announce we will once again stream one show in its entirety, live online, each day of the festival. From October 5th to 13th our streams will begin at 7:30pm ADT and will feature broadcast quality video produced by liveonlinecanada.ca’s experienced five person camera crew and production team.
Make up your own Celtic Colours schedule with our brand new, easy-to-use Itinerary Planning Tool. Pick and choose from the 46 Concerts and 238 Community Cultural Events that interest you, and let the IPT organize a schedule for you.
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.