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.
Immerse yourself in an unforgettable music and culture experience in more than 50 communities all over Cape Breton Island.
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.