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Celtic Colours set to stop in 35 communities this fall

By Steve MacArthur Mar 9, 2023 | 12:48 PM

A fall tradition like no other in Cape Breton.

Celtic Colours will be returning to communities all over the island this October.

The internationally acclaimed event will feature 49 concerts in 35 communities.

The annual celebration of Cape Breton’s culture and traditions—through music, song, and dance —will take place in long-standing Celtic Colours venues like the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, the iconic Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and the state-of-the-art Strathspey Performing Arts Centre in Mabou.

The festival will open in Port Hawkesbury and close at Centre 200 in Sydney.

During the nine days of the festival there will also be concerts in Aspy Bay, Baddeck, Belle Côte, Big Pond, Boisdale, Boularderie, Chèticamp, Christmas Island, D’Escousse, Eskasoni, Glace Bay, Glendale, Ingonish, Inverness, Iona, Iron Mines, Judique, L’Ardoise, Leitches Creek, Louisbourg, Lower River Inhabitants, Mabou, Marion Bridge, Membertou, New Waterford, North Sydney, Port Morien, St. Ann’s, St. Peter’s, Sydney Mines, Sydney River, Wagmatcook, and Whycocomagh.

The Celtic Colours International Festival runs October 6-14 and a full schedule and line-up of artists will be announced June 26.



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