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Celtic Colours in Cape Breton October 11-19 2019
52 Concerts all over Cape Breton in 35 Communities
By John Gavin, Thursday, March 21, 2019


ASCelticColoursNewsLogo2007.jpgThis year’s schedule features afternoon matinees on seven of the nine days of the Festival, as well as concerts every night, including four licensed shows and the nightly Festival Club at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, which is also restricted to 19 years and over.

Three new venues—the North Sydney Fire Hall, the Louisdale Lions Club, and Ephraim Scott Memorial Presbyterian Church in South Haven—join the ranks of long-time Celtic Colours venues like the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, the celebrated Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and state-of-the-art Strathspey Performing Arts Centre in Mabou, as well as some of the Island’s most beautiful churches, and an array of schools, and community, parish and fire halls in 35 communities around the Island.

The Celtic Colours International Festival will open this year in Sydney on Friday, October 11 at Centre 200 and close Saturday, October 19 with a concert at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. In total, there will be 52 concerts taking place in Aspy Bay, Baddeck, Belle Côté, Big Pond, Boisdale, Boularderie, Chéticamp, Christmas Island, D'Escousse, Eskasoni, Glace Bay, Glendale, Ingonish, Inverness, Iona, Judique, L'Ardoise, Louisbourg, Louisdale, Lower River Inhabitants, Mabou, Marion Bridge, Membertou, New Waterford, North Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Port Morien, South Haven, St. Ann’s, St. Peter's, Sydney, Sydney Mines, Sydney River, Wagmatcook, and Whycocomagh. The 2019 Celtic Colours International Festival runs October 11-19.

The full schedule and line-up of artists will be announced June 21 with tickets going on sale July 9.