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Participatory Events

Bring your guitar or fiddle, engage your voices, swing your partner – all participatory events are geared for your inclusion. In these cases you are welcome as a spectator or as part of the program, as community square dances, sessions, and kitchen rackets give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the action.

Friday, October 10th

2:00 PMCommunity Ceilidh at the Causeway – Port Hastings Museum – Port Hastings – Donation

4:00 PMChildren’s Ceilidh – Lyceum – Sydney – Donation


Saturday, October 11th

9:00 AMForging Friendships: Blacksmith Demonstration Drop-in – FireHouse Ironworks – Whycocomagh – Donation

1:30 PMDusty Slippers – Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre – Port Hawkesbury – Free

2:00 PMOpen Mic at the Yacht Club – Bras d'Or Yacht Club – Baddeck – Free

7:30 PMGaelic Song Circle – An Drochaid: The Bridge – Mabou – $12

10:00 PMAll Ages Square Dance – West Mabou Hall – West Mabou – $8


Sunday, October 12th

9:00 AMForging Friendships: Blacksmith Demonstration Drop-in – FireHouse Ironworks – Whycocomagh – Donation

1:30 PMCeltic Jam Session – Waterfront Centre – Whycocomagh – $10

2:00 PMOpen Mic at the Yacht Club – Bras d'Or Yacht Club – Baddeck – Free

10:00 PMFamily Square Dance – Glencoe Mills Hall – Glencoe Mills – $8 adults; children under 12 free

10:00 PMAdult Square Dance – Boisdale Volunteer Fire Department – Boisdale – $10


Monday, October 13th

2:00 PMOpen Mic at the Yacht Club – Bras d'Or Yacht Club – Baddeck – Free

2:00 PMJohn Allan Cameron Song Session – Glencoe Station Hall – Glencoe Station – $12

3:00 PMJam Session – Celtic Music Interpretive Centre – Judique – Free

10:00 PMKitchen Rackets – Bras d'Or Lakes Inn – St. Peter's – Free for participating musicians; $5 admission for audience members; $2 with a concert ticket stub


Tuesday, October 14th

2:00 PMOpen Mic at the Yacht Club – Bras d'Or Yacht Club – Baddeck – Free

2:00 PMTraditional Tunes Session – Cape Breton University Rotary Music Performance Centre – Sydney – Free

3:00 PMJam Session – Celtic Music Interpretive Centre – Judique – Free

10:00 PMKitchen Rackets – Bras d'Or Lakes Inn – St. Peter's – Free for participating musicians; $5 admission for audience members; $2 with a concert ticket stub


Wednesday, October 15th

2:00 PMOpen Mic at the Yacht Club – Bras d'Or Yacht Club – Baddeck – Free

2:00 PMCeltic Colours Milling Frolic 
 – Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach – Iona – Museum admission charges apply

3:00 PMJam Session – Celtic Music Interpretive Centre – Judique – Free

10:00 PMKitchen Rackets – Bras d'Or Lakes Inn – St. Peter's – Free for participating musicians; $5 admission for audience members; $2 with a concert ticket stub


Thursday, October 16th

2:00 PMOpen Mic at the Yacht Club – Bras d'Or Yacht Club – Baddeck – Free

3:00 PMJam Session – Celtic Music Interpretive Centre – Judique – Free

10:00 PMKitchen Rackets – Bras d'Or Lakes Inn – St. Peter's – Free for participating musicians; $5 admission for audience members; $2 with a concert ticket stub


Friday, October 17th

2:00 PMOpen Mic at the Yacht Club – Bras d'Or Yacht Club – Baddeck – Free

10:00 PMAdult Square Dance – South West Margaree Parish Hall – South West Margaree – $8


Saturday, October 18th

10:00 AMFéis a’ Bhràigh – Taigh an t-Sagairt (The Fr. John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre) – Glendale – Free

12:00 PMCraft Dinner – Scotsville School of Crafts – Scotsville – Donation

2:00 PMOpen Mic at the Yacht Club – Bras d'Or Yacht Club – Baddeck – Free

10:00 PMAll Ages Square Dance – West Mabou Hall – West Mabou – $8

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