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 [...]
By all accounts, 2011 was a banner year for the Celtic Colours International Festival. In addition to celebrating its 15th year, the Festival’s ongoing success was evident both in the numbers it generated and in the recognition it received locally and nationally. The Cape Breton Island-wide event partnered with 130 non-profit organizations and venues to [...]
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada announced last night the winners for the 2011 Canadian Tourism Awards. Forty-three finalists were nominated in 14 award categories. Among the finalists were individuals and organizations from all ten provinces as well as Canada’s North. Celtic Colours International Festival was named the winner of the National Cultural Tourism Award. [...]
In the midst of its fifteenth successful annual event, the Celtic Colours International Festival received honours from two national sources. Since its 1997 debut, Celtic Colours has established itself as one of Canada’s premiere musical events, and a cultural highlight of Nova Scotia’s tourism season, with a reputation for excellence that is known around the [...]