Celtic Colours International Festival

July 9, 2009

For nine days in October, Cape Breton will be alive with music and visitors as the Celtic Colours International Festival takes over the island.

Celtic Colours is a Cape Breton Island-wide festival with a wide array of events ranging from square dances in intimate community halls to grand concerts at some of the island’s larger venues. Each year, over 300 artists from all over the Celtic world, including Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Brittany and Canada perform at over 30 venues around the island. Besides the nightly events, there is a full schedule of workshops that allows the visitor to be an active participant in the Celtic culture.

The festival is held at the height of the island’s spectacular fall colours, allowing visitors to enjoy breathtaking scenery as they travel to their next event. Traveling to an event may take a visitor around the pristine Bras d’Or Lake, Canada’s largest saltwater lake, or around the Cabot Trail, often called North America’s most scenic drive. Wherever you go in Cape Breton at this time of year, you are bound to find amazing scenery around every turn.

Celtic Colours showcases some of the finest Celtic musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and culture bearers from around the island and around the world. Many of the world’s most beloved Celtic artists have performed at the festival, including The Chieftains, Jerry Holland, Buddy MacMaster, Phil Cunningham, Capercaillie, Natalie MacMaster, DanĂº, Altan, Sharon Shannon, Sean McGuire, Dougie MacLean, Tommy Makem, Blazin’ Fiddles, the Barra MacNeils and many more.

“Celtic Colours is a festival with a wonderful atmosphere and a depth of musical talent rarely seen at one event,” says visitor Geraldine O’Brien from San Francisco, “It is a truly great experience”.

SEE THEIR WEB SITE FOR MORE DETAILS www.celtic-colours.com

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2 Responses to “Celtic Colours International Festival”

  1. Devon Strang on July 9th, 2009 11:05 am

    Thanks for the profile of the festival Janet! Tickets went on sale this past Monday, July 6th. We are looking forward to welcoming over 24 of our Irish friends to Cape Breton this year as well as performers from the UK, The US and Canada. A detailed description of this year’s line up can be found at http://bit.ly/Xofzc

    Folks can also engage with the festival on twitter at: https://twitter.com/celtic_colours or on Facebook at http://bit.ly/X3diG

    Thanks again and see you in October!

  2. Devon Strang on July 9th, 2009 11:05 am

    Thanks for the profile of the festival Janet! Tickets went on sale this past Monday, July 6th. We are looking forward to welcoming over 24 of our Irish friends to Cape Breton this year as well as performers from the UK, The US and Canada. A detailed description of this year’s line up can be found at http://bit.ly/Xofzc

    Folks can also engage with the festival on twitter at: https://twitter.com/celtic_colours or on Facebook at http://bit.ly/X3diG

    Thanks again and see you in October!

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