The Celtic Colours International Festival 2000 runs from October 6 – 14, 2000.
The Celtic Colours International Festival will feature over 200 artists and performers.
Canada, France, Scotland, Ireland, and the United States will be represented on stage at the Celtic Colours International Festival.
The Celtic Colours International Festival is fast becoming the premier Celtic music and cultural event this side of the Atlantic attracting international performers like Dougie MacLean, Tommy Makem, the Barra MacNeils, Howie MacDonald, Blazin’ Fiddles, Danu, and more.
The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts is headquarters for this year’s event.
Celtic Colours 2000 will produce 35 shows at 26 Island venues.
Workshops, demonstrations and lectures will highlight various aspects of Celtic culture such as language, dance, music, storytelling, and genealogy.
26 Cape Breton communities will host events.
The Gaelic College will host the hugely popular late night Festival Club this year.
Over 300 volunteers will work to make Celtic Colours 2000 a world-class event.
Celtic Colours generated over 4.4 million dollars in economic impact in 1999.
In 1999, Celtic Colours attracted audiences from 20 countries.
In 1999, Celtic Colours sold over 14,000 tickets to over 8,000 audience members.
In 1999, forty-nine percent of audience members were from off Cape Breton Island.
Celtic Colours attracts sponsorship from many generous government, business, and community organizations.
Celtic Colours 2000 is on target to meet all economic and cultural goals set for its fourth year.
Celtic Colours 2000 tickets go on sale August 14, 2000.