Shows Thursday, October 17th

Music of the Night: Musique de la nuit – SOLD OUT

5:30 PM, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Louisbourg, Tickets: $150

A cobblestone street, music, laughter, lanterns guiding the way from one venue to the next, the village at night alive with music…an unforgettable experience!

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Raz de marée | Normand Legault | North Atlantic Drift | Marc Boudreau | Joël Chiasson | Les Zorvenants | Go Baroque


The Hills Are Alive

7:30 PM, St. Peter's Parish Church, Ingonish, Tickets: $25

Beautiful St. Peter’s Church in Ingonish will be bursting with beauty as the music of Sweden, Norway, Ireland and Cape Breton rings out across the hills.

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Väsen | Snowflake Trio | Còig


Mother Tongue

7:30 PM, Highland Village Church, Iona, Tickets: $25

The early Highland settlers spoke Gaelic and tonight their songs and tunes will welcome a Swedish balladeer to the wee church on the hill.

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Mary Jane Lamond | Kimberley Fraser | John Doyle | Tracey Dares MacNeil | Hazelius Hedin


Guitar Summit – SOLD OUT

7:30 PM, Judique Community Centre, Judique, Tickets: $30/25

We may be known for our fiddlers, but Cape Breton guitar players are second to none. Tonight they reach the summit along with festival favourite Tim Edey.

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J.P. Cormier | Tim Edey | John Campbelljohn | Brian Doyle | Patrick Gillis | Maxim Cormier


Living Traditions

7:30 PM, Cape Breton Highlands Academy, Belle Côte, Tickets: $30/25

Culture is a living thing and traditions are kept alive and nurtured in communities. Tonight culture bearers from several regions share their traditions.

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Liz Carroll | Rona Lightfoot | Mairi MacInnes | Dave MacIsaac | Winnie Chafe | Patricia Chafe | Maybelle Chisholm McQueen | Karen Beaton | Joey Beaton | Peter Uhrbrand


Friends And Fiddles – SOLD OUT

7:30 PM, Greenwood United Church , Baddeck, Tickets: $25

Long time friends from Denmark share the stage with a favourite troubadour and fiddles and songs will flow in abundance.

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Harald Haugaard | Helene Blum | Buddy MacDonald | Fionia String Band


Festival Club

11:00 PM, Colaisde Na Gàidhlig/Gaelic College, St. Ann's, Tickets: Tickets: $20 / $10 with ticket stub from show that day

Located at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, the licensed Festival Club offers an opportunity for artists to showcase in a more informal setting, as well as get a session in with friends and colleagues from near and far.

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