Step Dancing and Celtic Fiddling in Flip Flops on Cape Breton with Brenda Stubbert & Cheye

Fiddler Cheye From Colorado Joins The Ceilidh at St. Ann’s
Do you admire those people who bar no limits to life’s journeys and expectations?  We often go to Ceilidhs (concerts/dancing) at the St. Ann’s United Church…and we meet musicians there who have that daring and one of them was a 16 year old named Cheye.
 
Imagine this  16 year old from Colorado showing up at a traditional Nova Scotia concert and dance gathering (called a ceilidh in Gaelic), going up on stage and taking charge of the fiddle with a world class fiddler- a Celtic Music icon who is pushing 6 foot […]

Jimmy Rankin, Angelo Spinazzola & other Cape Breton Nominees Could Win East Coast Music Awards

Is musical talent in the Cape Breton Island Water?  Families from here like the Rankins, MacMasters, the the Barra MacNeils, the Boudreaux…to name a few…
You’d also  think so, from looking at the nominees for the East Coast Music Awards…including our local friend Angelo Spinazzola (nominated for 2 awards),  Carmen Townsend who played at Cabot Shores at  in 2005 for 2 awards; Cheryl Smith;  Jimmy Rankin of Mabou  for 8; Morgan Currie of the Mercato Group for festival software; ` Keith Mullins of Sydney for 3; ;  bluesman Matt Anderson for 5;
Ones we are especially pulling for have connections to Cabot […]

Strathspey Place Performing Arts Centre in Cape Breton

The emergence of Celtic music on the world stage has led to a focus on Inverness County, Cape Breton as a major repository of pure Scottish culture. Acadian and First Nations communities complement and enrich traditional Cape Breton Island music, dance, and folklore.
The need to preserve and promote this unique and diverse cultural heritage brought community groups together to envision a facility which would be appropriate for the performance, production, and training requirements of the region. The result is Strathspey Place, located at the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic & Cultural Centre along with Dalbrae Academy.
Strathspey Place is located on […]

Louisbourg on Cape Breton (A Fortress & More)

Louisbourg is a rich contributor to the culture and appeal of Cape Breton Island. A coastal community of just over a thousand residents, Louisbourg provides “Old World” emphasis, primarily through the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the village’s driving economic force.
The site is a partial reconstruction of an 18th century French Fortress, which began construction in 1798, and became the French’s main commercial centre in the Maritimes, and a place of community. The fortress was subjected to multiple takeovers by the British, who dominated much of the maritime territory at the time. In the 1960s, the fortress was appropriated […]

Gaelic College, A Centre for Celtic Music & More Along the Cabot Trail

Welcome to the Gaelic College Is the kilted  man  playing bagpipes and standing in a parking lot simply  a lure for tourists into the Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts?   Possibly, but what better way to demonstrate the sight and sounds of a living culture than to enter into the gateway of this historic …

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Celtic Colours International Music Festival on Cape Breton

Interested in Celtic Music? (Discover Great Music Festival on Cape Breton–Celtic Colours) by Dr. Paul of Cabot Shores (first appeared www.ezinearticles.com) Celtic Colours International Festival happens every fall for 9 days and nights on Cape Breton Island. The Festival manages to combine great scenery and great Celtic music in over 40 concerts and 250 community events. …

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