CONCERTS & CEILIDHS
There cannot be too many countries in the world where a highway is named after a house party! But in Cape Breton, nothing could be more natural. There‚Äôs no place in the world that loves a party more, especially if a fiddler or two should happen to turn up. Add a piano player, a guitar, a set of spoons and a few dancers and you got yourself an Inverness County ceilidh. In Gaelic, ‚Äėceilidh‚Äô (pronounced kay-lee) means ‚Äúkitchen party‚ÄĚ or informal gathering , so it‚Äôs perfectly fitting that one of the highways which snakes through Cape Breton‚Äôs fiddle country be called the Ceilidh Trail. During the summer and fall months you will find regular scheduled weekly ceilidhs and concerts throughout Inverness County. Discover the magic in the music!
The Recreation/Tourism Department coordinates information on square dances, concerts and ceilidhs that take place throughout Inverness County and publish in a handy brochure. The brochure is called "Dancing Around Inverness County". These brochures can be found at all visitor information centres on Cape Breton Island or you can download a PDF version of your own. Just click on the file below.
KitchenFest! Pub Nights
Performances across Cape Breton Island
An annual Island-wide, traditional festival! 8 days, 16 venues
100+ events, 150+ performers. Check web site and local listings for more information.
Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
Family Ceilidh (all ages welcome)
Adm: $8 adults - Under 12 free
Monday - Saturday -Mid-June to Mid-October 11:30 - 3pm, Free admission
Tuesday Night Ceilidhs
Mabou, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
Mabou Community Hall. Traditional Cape Breton fiddle music. All ages welcome!
Three Fiddler Concert, Ceilidh & Dance
Margaree Valley, Cabot Trail
Kitchen Ceilidhs, Every 2nd Wednesday
Glendale, Hwy 105 Trans Canada
Ceilidhs held at the Father John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre next to the church.
Start time: 7pm
Thursday Night Ceilidhs
Inverness, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
All ages welcome.
Port Hood, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
Chestico Museum Local entertainment, tea to follow. For listings of entertainment check out www.chestico.ca Time: 7pmAdmission: $5/adults, $3/children under 12
Creignish, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
Admission by donation
Highland Tenors ConcertInverness, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
St. Mathews United Church
July 24, 7:30pm
60th Annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert
Broad Cove, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
Concert start time: 3pm Admission: $20 www.broadcoveconcert.ca
The 60th Annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert on the grounds of St. Margaret of Scotland‚Äôs parish. Largest outdoor Scottish concert in Cape Breton. Entertainment includes, piping, fiddlers, dancing & vocals, ample parking, canteen, washrooms, professional security. Always the last Sunday in July - Rain or Shine!
60th Broad Cove Concert
8:30-11am.... Heritage Walk/Run/Bike, Start @ St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove continue around Borad Cove Marsh Rd. & finish @ Dunvegan Parish Centre, stops along way, refreshments/light lunch @ hall. For Info 902-258-2499 or 902-258-2961
1-4pm........... Heritage/Memorabilia Display,Exhibits of Previous Broad Cove Concerts, Video & Photo displays, Gaelic Song & Verse Instruction, Square Dance, Bodhran & Stepdance, Traditional Tea Served.
3‚Äď9pm.......... 60th Broad Cove Scottish Concert, St. Margaret‚Äôs Of Scotland Parish Grounds, Broad Cove
Broad Cove is located 3 km north of Inverness on Route 19, the Ceilidh Trail.
Annual Ceilidh on the Wharf
Mabou Coal Mines, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route 19)
Time: 1 to 4pm
Kintyre Farm Outdoor Concert
Judique, Ceilidh Trail (Highway Route19)
Start time: 2pm
For information call 902 787 - 2434.