As we’ve discussed, the Celtic Colours International Festival is an exuberant celebration of Cape Breton’s rich cultural heritage buoyed by musical performances, singing, dancing, and storytelling. Unlike other festivals, visitors to our beloved island can expect to find several distinct venues to enjoy this iconic gathering. With nearly 50 concerts and over 200 community events, this unforgettable experience promises to leave a lasting impression. Here’s why Cabot Shores is the perfect place to call home during the Celtic Colours International Festival.
It’s no secret that singing and dancing play a crucial role in the Cape Breton Island experience. Another cornerstone of our culture is our penchant for the culinary arts. And when you combine these two significant cultural segments of the Cape Breton lifestyle, you get KitchenFest, an enormous celebration in early July, hosted by the Gaelic College, teeming with bagpipes, songs, céilidhs, and fun.
To say that music is woven into Cape Breton’s cultural heritage is somewhat of an understatement. For centuries, the isle’s inhabitants have shared songs about everything from their homeland to everyday life. In modern times, one of the best ways to celebrate these longstanding traditions is to come together for singing and dancing at Cabot Shores for the Cabot Trail Acoustic Festival on March 18th.
In Cape Breton, music is our culture, and culture is our music. At Cabot Shores, you’ll be surrounded by both. For instance, every Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7:30pm, you can join in a Ceilidh at St. Ann’s United Church (just minutes away) hosted by the fantastic fiddler, David Paprizian. You can also see him playing in the local group, Rocky Shores.
Cabot Shores has become a hub for music along the Cabot Trail, with notable musicians like Buddy MacDonald and Jennifer Roland and of course, Rocky Shores, taking the stage. Young and talented newcomers like Rosie Mackenzie and Johnny […]