KitchenFest!: Dinner Céilidh at Cabot Shores on July 4, 2023
July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmCAD $75
Join us on July 4, 2023, for an enchanting evening of music and culinary delights at the KitchenFest!: Dinner Ceilidh hosted by the Gaelic College in conjunction with the Good Health Festival Society. As part of the 10th annual KitchenFest! Féis a’ Chidsin, this special event will offer an intimate and immersive experience into the vibrant and distinct Gaelic culture of the island.
Be prepared to be captivated by the talents of Doug Lamey, Sarah MacInnis, Karen Beaton, Leona Williams, and Blanche Sophocleous as they take the stage for an unforgettable performance. The evening will be filled with soul-stirring melodies, lively rhythms, and heartfelt lyrics, transporting you to the heart of Cape Breton’s musical traditions.
The KitchenFest!: Dinner Ceilidh at Cabot Shores is the perfect blend of music, food, and Gaelic culture, all coming together to celebrate the beauty of Unama’ki/Cape Breton. This event serves as a highlight of the annual KitchenFest! Féis a’ Chidsin, which gives both locals and visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the living traditions of the island. It’s an evening that promises to be filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of this magical experience on July 4, 2023. Join us at the Gaelic College for an extraordinary celebration that embodies the spirit of KitchenFest! Féis a’ Chidsin.
Start your evening with a delicious three-course dinner in the Cabot Shores Bistro. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, a local seafood lover, a carnivore, or somewhere in between, you’ll be sure to find something on our menu that delights your taste buds! Let us know of any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate.
6:00-7:30 pm: Dinner at Cabot Shores Bistro
7:30-9:00 pm: KitchenFest! Concert
9:00-10 pm: Music Jam (All welcome!)
Doug Lamey: He is a highly talented and respected musician hailing from Cape Breton. With his mastery of the fiddle and guitar, Doug has become a prominent figure in the traditional music scene. Known for his spirited and energetic performances, Doug’s music seamlessly blends the rich heritage of Gaelic music with contemporary influences, creating a captivating and dynamic sound that delights audiences of all ages.
Sarah MacInnis: She is a gifted vocalist and fiddler who has made a name for herself in the traditional music community. With a soulful voice and a deep appreciation for Cape Breton’s musical heritage, Sarah’s performances are filled with passion and emotion. Her impeccable fiddle playing and enchanting vocals effortlessly convey the beauty and storytelling essence of Gaelic music, captivating audiences with every note.
Karen Beaton: She is a multi-talented musician and dancer, known for her expertise in the Cape Breton step dance tradition. With a background deeply rooted in Gaelic culture, Karen brings a unique blend of grace, rhythm, and energy to her performances. Whether she’s showcasing her step dancing skills or playing the fiddle, Karen’s infectious enthusiasm and vibrant stage presence create an unforgettable experience for all who have the pleasure of witnessing her talents.
Leona Williams: She is a highly acclaimed pianist and composer who has been making waves in the world of traditional music. With her remarkable skill and versatility on the piano, Leona infuses her performances with a blend of innovation and reverence for the traditional Cape Breton sound. Her compositions are a testament to her creativity and passion, weaving together melodies that pay homage to her Gaelic roots while pushing the boundaries of the genre.
Blanche Sophocleous: She is a talented percussionist and vocalist who brings a unique flair to the traditional music scene. With her rhythmic prowess and dynamic vocal abilities, Blanche adds depth and texture to the performances. Her seamless integration of percussion instruments with traditional Celtic music creates a captivating and mesmerizing sound that elevates the overall experience for the audience. Blanche’s passion for her craft shines through in every beat and note, leaving a lasting impression on all who hear her.