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  • Wednesday Night Ceildhs

    Wednesday Night Ceildhs

    Wednesday Night Celidhs - 7:30 pm. $10.00 Adults. Join us on Wednesday evening throughout the year for traditional music, song, story and dance on our cozy campus at St. Ann's.

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: April 25 - December 12

  • Ceilidhs

    Ceilidhs

    Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for songs, stories and music, or just a chance to chat about the traditions and history of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic-speaking people at our traditional céilidh.

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 5 - October 11

  • Milling Frolic

    Milling Frolic

    Come and join us at the table for songs and friendly conversation at the Highland Village milling frolic. The Gaels way to make the cloth ready for home use was to wet it, beat it and make a time of it, while communally singing choral songs in rhythm during the milling frolic.

    Regular admission applies. 
    Program runs from 2:00-3:00pm, Wednesday and Fridays from June 6 - October 12. 

    Location: NS Highland Village, Iona, NS

    Date: June 6 - October 12

  • Kitchenfest

    Kitchenfest

    Fiddles and bagpipes, concerts and céilidhs, food and drink, Gaelic language and song, cheering and dancing, informality and hospitality — consider this your official invitation to Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen party!


     



     

    Location: Throughout Cape Breton

    Date: June 29 - July 7

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    Art Shows (July) at Markland

    ART SHOWS at THE MARKLAND 

    CELESTE NIKKEL 
    June 9 - July 29, 2018


    Celeste Nikkel is a local favourite whose art has graced the Markland walls for many years. She truly captures the spirit, energy and landscape of Cape Breton in an unique and magical way.  Feel free to drop in at the Markland anytime to look at the art and even buy a piece as a lasting memory.  

    Location: Dingwall, NS

    Date: July 1 - July 29

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    Canada Day - Baddeck

    Here is the Canada Day Schedule for Baddeck 

    7:00 -10:00 am.   Grade 9 Pancake breakfast at the community centre
    8:30 am.              Dan MacDonald 10 km Road Race. Registration at Yacht Club
    8:30 am.              1.5 km Road Race Ages 5 & up 
    9am.-5pm.           Alexander Gram Bell Museum ( Free Admission all day)
    10am.-5pm.         Highland Village - Milling Frolic 2 pm.
                                (Free admission all day)
    8:30 am.- 8 pm.   Gaelic College Craft Shop (open throughout the day)
    10:00 am.            Baddeck Lions Club Ferry operating to Kidston Island 
    12:00 noon          Canteen Services at the Waterfront
      1:00 pm.            Canada Day Parade ( route - rink through Water Street &
                                Chebucto -returning back to the rink )  Floats line up at 12
                                 noon.
    2-5pm.                 Baddeck Volunteer Fire Dept. - Accepting donations for the
                                Burn Camp. Look for the Big Fireman's Boot on Display.
                                Receive Genuine Mardi Gras Beads from New Orleans
                                (provided by Water's Edge) for your donation.
    2-4 pm.                Children's Games & Activities on the waterfront after the
                                parade.
    2-9 pm                 Entertainment at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club
    3-6 pm.                Englishtown Boys at Royal Canadian Legion Br.53
    9:30 pm.              Full Fireworks at Dusk
    10 pm.- 2 am.      Dance - Middle River Band at Royal Canadian Legion 
                                Br.53. 

    Sponsored by BABTA (Baddeck Area Business Tourism Association), Baddeck Lions Club and Baddeck Volunteer Fire Dept.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 1

  • Canada Day - Bay St. Lawrence

    Canada Day - Bay St. Lawrence

    Canada Day in Bay St. Lawrence

    9:00 am. - 2:00 pm.  Pancake & Maple Syrup Breakfast, Bay Cafe 
    10:00am. - 12:00 noon - Flea Market, Community Centre 
    12:00 noon -- Offical Opening of BasketBall Courts
                     Bounce Tent, Tug of War, Sack Races, Fish Pond, Face Painting
    5:00 pm. Chase the Ace 19 & over 
    6:00 pm. Draw for the Ace, 45's to follow
    8:30 pm.  Fireworks, Music, Cake. 

    Location: Bay St. Lawrence

    Date: July 1

  • Canada Day - North Highlands Community Museum

    Canada Day - North Highlands Community Museum

    Live Entertainment, Scavenger Hunt,  Cake, hotdogs, Freezies from 12 noon till 2 pm. at North Highlands Community Museum, Cape North.

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 1

  • Canada Day - Ross Ferry

    Canada Day - Ross Ferry

    Please join us at the Park on July 1st from 1-4pm. Mike will be on the fryer cooking those world-famous fries. Cash bar, entertainment, and flea market. New this year: instead of an even-split draw we will be selling raffle tickets (cash prize) with the proceeds going to purchase a new, and much needed, lawn mower.

    Location: Ross Ferry Marine Park, Ross Ferry

    Date: July 1

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    Cape Breton Musicians

    CAPE BRETON MUSICIANS, 7- 9pm

    DERON DONOVAN -  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights
    MICHAEL GOREY - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights

    Daily Performances (excluding Thursdays), starting mid June
    Markland Lobby, 7-9pm


    Please join us nightly for a Cape Breton evening celebrating Deron Donovan and award-winning Celtic/Folk musician Michael Gorey . You're sure to be entertained in the comforts of the Markland lobby with laughs, stories and the vibrant music of Cape Breton. 

    Check out www.ingonishmusic.com for more information or call the Markland at (902) 383-2246

    Location: Dingwall, NS

    Date: July 1 - August 31

  • COLOURS OF CANADA (DAY) - CAPE BRETONS NATIVE ACADIAN ECOSYSTEM PIGMENTS

    COLOURS OF CANADA (DAY) - CAPE BRETON'S NATIVE ACADIAN ECOSYSTEM PIGMENTS

    Taught by local ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, this one day workshop will introduce participants to several techniques using native plants (no artificial inks or dyes are used in this process, only those extracted from plants). - whole cloth dyeing - ecoprints (to transfer plant pigments, shape and texture) onto fabric and paper - resist dyeing to achieve different surface design effects Students Will Take Home: - yarn, fabric and paper samples coloured/printed with the very essence of Cape Breton - dye records showing all of the key variables in achieving successful results - the skills to further explore the magic of plant colour - an appreciation for the importance of protecting native ecosystems Full details on Mamie's Schoolhouse's web site. Date: Sunday 1 July, 2018 (Canada Day); 10 am to 3:30 pm Location: South Haven Community Hall, a former one room schoolhouse conveniently located 12 minutes from Baddeck, and 3 minutes from the Gaelic College (the headquarters of October's Celtic Colours International Festival).

    Location: South Haven Community Hall, South Haven

    Date: July 1

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    Blas Math Lunchtime Ceilidhs

    Make plans for one of our Blas Math lunchtime ceilidhs, and get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and more when you join us for lunch!

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: July 2 - September 28

  • Chrissie Crowley & Jason Roach

    Chrissie Crowley & Jason Roach

    Two members of ECMA award winning Celtic band - COIG, Chrissie Crowley & Jason Roach are performing at the North Highlands Culture Centre, Cape North on Thursday, July 5 at 7 pm. Tickets are $20.00

    Location: North Highlands Culture Centre, Cape North

    Date: July 5

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, July 6 – Brad Reid & The Maudes From Halifax  - fiddles, piano and cello.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 6

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Richard Schaller Catch some live music at the pub each Friday this summer. Kitchen open till 9PM, bar open till 2AM No cover charge.

    Location: Frolic & Fun Pub & Grill, Iona

    Date: July 6

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    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh

    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh at Royal Canadian Legion in Iona. 

    July 6 - Roast Turkey
    Music by: Corner Crew


    Supper is served from 6-7pm
    Adult $15 ($13 + tax) - Senior/Child $10 ($8.70 + tax). Coffee & Tea included
    Ceilidh starts at7pm - until
    10pm (free!)
    Happy Hour is from 4:30 until6pm!
    (Extended Happy Hour on the last Friday of the month)


    Reserve your friday supper by email or phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours.
    Deadline for receiving email requests is 4pm on Thursday.
    Send email requests
    to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca
    Phone your request by calling 902-725-2178

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: July 6

  • Theatre Baddeck Presents - The Ladies Foursome

    Theatre Baddeck Presents - The Ladies Foursome

    Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre on Cape Breton Island! The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster July 6-August 18; varied performances at 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 8pm. See full performance schedule at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar Four ladies gather for a game of golf. Over the course of eighteen holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children, and everything in between. Friendships tested and friendships found, this is one round of golf that you won’t want to miss. This funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story of friendship by Canada’s most produced playwright is a definite hole in one! The Morrisburg Leader called The Ladies Foursome "a fun-filled, fast-paced, thoroughly joyful celebration of the special bonds of friendship which link together four utterly unique women." This production will be directed by Heidi Malazdrewich, best known for directing the Canadian premiere of the hugely popular The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Citadel. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/ladiesfoursome TICKETS: - On sale now: www.theatrebaddeck.com | 902-412-7122 - Ticket packages available! See more theatre, save more money. Visit www.theatrebaddeck.com/save to learn more. - Tickets are available at the door (subject to availability), but you save 15% by purchasing in advance. LOCATION: 24 Queen St, Baddeck, NS. Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/thetheatre

    Location: 24 Queen Street, Baddeck, NS

    Date: July 6 - August 18

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    Ceilidh Matinee

    Cèilidh Matinee

    July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Neil McDaniel Get a taste of local celtic music & culture with our weekly ceilidhs. Expect to see world-renowned talent & budding entertainers all from our native Cape Breton. General admission seating ranging from $5-$10

    Location: Frolic & Fun Pub & Grill, Iona

    Date: July 7

  • Doris Warren Memorial Lobster Supper

    Doris Warren Memorial Lobster Supper

    Lobster Supper at St. John Hall, Ingonish from 4:00 pm. $15.00 a plate. Takeout only. Menu - fresh lobster, potato salad, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and apple pie.
    Call - Audrey Budge 285-2441 or Mabel Best 285-2495. 

    Location: Ingonish, NS

    Date: July 7

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 7,  8:15 PM -Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail. From Halifax, fiddles & cello. - Cape Breton fiddler Brad Reid joins The Maudes (a Halifax based folk and classical string duo).
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 7

  • KitchenFest - Pub Night

    KitchenFest - Pub Night

    Join us for a Pub Night at the Legion in Iona
    9pm - Midnight

    Music by:
    - All Fired Up (Keith, Kyle & Colin MacDonald)
    - Cyril MacPhee


    $10 at the door
    +19

    Location: Legion, Iona

    Date: July 7

  • Elusive Glorious Green

    Elusive Glorious Green

    Taught by local ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, this one day workshop will teach students how to develop a sophisticated skill set in extracting green dye from a very small number of plants that reliably product it, how to use assists to shift other plant dye colours into various green shades, how to use over-dyeing (combining different plant dyes) to achieve green, and how to extract chlorophyll from plants. Students Will Take Home: - yarn and fabric samples in a range of green hues produced in the workshop - dye records showing all of the key variables in achieving successful results - an expanded skill set to further explore the magic of green from plant dyes Dates (each one day workshop runs from 10 am to 4 pm, with one hour for lunch, which is not provided): - July 8, 2018 Location: South Haven Community Hall, a former one room schoolhouse conveniently located 12 minutes from Baddeck, and 3 minutes from the Gaelic College (the headquarters of October's Celtic Colours International Festival).

    Location: South Haven Community Hall, South Haven

    Date: July 8

  • Sea Harvest Festival

    Sea Harvest Festival

    Come celebrate our culture in the week long Sea Harvest Festival with community events ranging from local musicians, guided tours and Cape Breton Seafood. The Seawall Trail is a proposed, multi-day hiking trail along Northern Cape Breton's Highland Coastline in the Pollets Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area. The Trail Route, is as old as the Island and was once frequented by First Nations and featured several Gaelic communities. The current communities surrounding the Seawall Trail mirror the past and make their living upon the oceans, farmlands and highlands.

    Sunday, July 8th: Hike The Trail Head, 11am, and Lobster Dinner noon Meat Cove

    Monday, July 9th: Live Music at the Markland, Dingwall 7-9 pm. Speaker Series North Highland Community Museum 7:30-9pm

    Tuesday, July 10th: Join local Derron O'Donnobhan at the Markland, 7-9pm (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

    Wednesday, July 11th: Chase the Ace and Crib Tournament Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre at 6pm, Live Music, Markland 7-9pm,

    Thursday, July 12th: Fish n' Zips with Mountain Pine Adventures and Danena's Bakery and Bistro, noon-5pm.

    Friday, July 13th: Fill-in Friday - Kayaking, Dining, Whale Watching, Hiking, Free Museum Entry. 

    Saturday, July 14th: Local Food and Music at the Farmers Market 10am-1pm

    Sunday, July 15th: Bay St. Lawrence Crab Fest. Noon to 4pm.

    Location: Dingwall, Cape North & Bay St. Lawrence

    Date: July 8 - July 16

  • Festiville Baddeck

    Festiville Baddeck

    FestiVille Baddeck is a street festival for all ages. Our third annual FestiVille will be bigger and better than ever. Come experience our Village at its finest with buskers, music, dance, local foods, artisans and so much more. We are celebrating 2 nights this summer, July 9 & August 6, 2018, free of charge, from 6:00 PM–9:00 PM, on the Main Street in Baddeck. For more information visit our website.


    An exciting line-up of live entertainment has been confirmed for

    the FestiVille Baddeck event taking place July 9! We will have Cape Breton artisans, local cuisineand crafts. The action will take place on Chebucto Street (closed for the occasion) from 6 PM – 9 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE – everyone welcome!

    The Line-Up:

    Kintyre Band

    The Privateers

    Razzzmatazz

    Fire Buskers

    Take Note Drummers Allie MacInnis (Town Crier)

    Don’t miss these fantastic performers!

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 9

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Wednesday, July 11 – Concert celebrating The Canada-France Vimy Ridge Connection.
    NOTE: this the only Wednesday concert of the season.  Meet and Greet a contingent representing France.
    Local Music by Allie Mombourquette, John Grant, Leon, Beth and Ella Dubinsky, Brad Murphy and Paul Cranford. - Fiddles, pipes, piano, guitar & vocals.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 11

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    Old Man Luedecke

    Old Man Luedecke

    July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Old Man Luedecke, is one of Canada's best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. "An original, he is a musical singularity to be savoured and shared", says the Vancouver Folk Festival. His memorable melodies, poetic sense and easy charisma appeal to anyone searching for new growth...

    Location: Frolic & Fun Pub & Grill, Iona

    Date: July 11

  • Theatre Baddeck Presents- Dancing on the Elephant

    Theatre Baddeck Presents- Dancing on the Elephant

    Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre on Cape Breton Island! Dancing on the Elephant by Lisa Hagen July 12-August 15; varied performances at 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 8pm. See full performance schedule at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar Follow the hilarious escapades of the very feisty Edna and her new friend Nora who meet in their twilight years at a Cape Breton retirement home and forge a friendship over carpet bowling, cocktails and a madcap scheme to escape the home! This will be the world-premiere of this touching Canadian comedy about aging with dignity. You're never too old for new adventures! This production will be directed by Heidi Malazdrewich, best known for directing the Canadian premiere of the hugely popular The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Citadel. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/elephant TICKETS: - On sale now: www.theatrebaddeck.com | 902-412-7122 - Ticket packages available! See more theatre, save more money. Visit www.theatrebaddeck.com/save to learn more. - Tickets are available at the door (subject to availability), but you save 15% by purchasing in advance. LOCATION: 24 Queen St, Baddeck, NS. Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/thetheatre

    Location: 24 Queen Street, Baddeck, NS

    Date: July 12 - August 15

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday July 13 – Dwayne Coté & Doug MacPhee -  Cape Breton fiddle and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 13

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    Friday Frolic

    Friday Frolic

    July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Ian MacDougall Catch some live music at the pub each Friday this summer. Kitchen open till 9PM, bar open till 2AM No cover charge.

    Location: Frolic & Fun Pub & Grill, Iona

    Date: July 13

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    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh

    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh at Royal Canadian Legion in Iona

    July 13 - Roast Beef,  Music by Buddy MacDonald

    Supper is served from 6-7pm
    Adult $15 ($13 + tax) - Senior/Child $10 ($8.70 + tax). Coffee & Tea included
    Ceilidh starts at 7pm - until 10pm (free!)
    Happy Hour is from 4:30 until 6pm!
    (Extended Happy Hour on the last Friday of the month)

    Reserve your friday supper by email or phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours.
    Deadline for receiving email requests is 4pm on Thursday.
    Send email requests to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca
    Phone your request by calling 902-725-2178


     

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: July 13

  • Maxim & Gervais Cormier

    Maxim & Gervais Cormier

    Maxim & Gervais Cormier

    July 13 @ 7:00 pm

    $20

    We are excited to welcome back Maxim and Gervais Cormier for a second year. Their unplugged acoustic celtic guitar show was one the highlights of last summer!

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 13

  • Bras dOr Watch 2018

    Bras d'Or Watch 2018

    Bras d'Or Watch 2018 will be on at the Ross Ferry Marine Park, Ross Ferry from 10:00 am. - 2 pm.   4th Annual Citizen Science Field Day. 

    Location: Ross Ferry Marine Park, Ross Ferry

    Date: July 14

  • Cape North Farmers Market

    Cape North Farmers Market

    THIS Saturday from 10:00 am. - 1:00 pm. at the Farmers Market: Mount Cabot UCW is serving breakfast sandwiches, with entertainment by Norm MacDonald. See you there at the Cabot Fire Hall in Cape North!

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 14

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 14, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail - Mike Hall & Hilda Chiasson - fiddle and piano.
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 14

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    Bluenose II visit to Baddeck

    Bluenose II visit to Baddeck Wharf 

    Sunday, July 15 - Decks open at 6:00 pm.
    Monday, July 16 - Decks open at 10:00 am.
    Tuesday, July 17 - Decks open at 10:00 am.

    Location: Baddeck

    Date: July 15 - July 17

  • Classical Concert with Anna Wedlock & Catherine Little

    Classical Concert with Anna Wedlock & Catherine Little

    Classical Concert with Anna Wedlock & Catherine Little

    July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm .   $25


    On Sunday, July 15th, violinist Anna Wedlock and cellist Catherine Little will perform music by Gliere, Schumann, Oliver Schroer, and Eugene Friesen at the North Highlands Culture Centre.
     

    Cellist Catherine Little is a creative thinker who enjoys problem solving and the spirit of discovery. Catherine draws inspiration from her teachers and students, all different genres of music, and life itself. Her work on stage and in the studio is passionate, sensitive and imaginative.Catherine has professional experience playing with several orchestras and large ensembles, in major musical theatre productions, on a number of recordings, and on film. She is currently a member of the Cape Breton music-inspired Baroque N’ Fiddle String Quartet (Celtic music in a classic string quartet), the classically bent Basso Nova cello/bass quartet, and The Maudes, a classically informed folk-style string duo. Catherine holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in music performance from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Université de Montréal. She currently lives and works as a performer and music teacher in her native Nova Scotia.

    Anna Wedlock has been a performer since she was a child. At 6, she was cast in a principal role in the CBC film Pit Pony, starring along side Ellen Page. Two years later, she continued that role in the Pit Pony series. She continued to act into her early teens. Credits include the role of Elizabeth in the cartoon For Better or Worse, the children’s series Works, and Three Days, a Christmas movie starring Kristen Davis.After meeting Natalie MacMaster and Ashley MacIsaac on set, Anna became inspired to begin celtic fiddle lessons and eventually classical violin studies with Isabelle Fournier (RCM, U.K.). At Dalhousie University, she studied with renowned violinist Philippe Djokic (Juilliard) and at the University of Otago, New Zealand, she studied with Tessa Petersen (Royal College Of Music, UK).Along with her teaching studio at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Anna is an active freelance violinist. She is the founding member of The Bela String Quartet, one of the city’s most in demand classical ensembles. She also performs regularly with Willie Stratton, Mike Kerr and the Port City Hot Club, the Franklin Brewery Boys, and the Big Country Ramblers. Other collaborations include: Thomas Stajcer, Ryan Cook, and the Big Island Trio. Past collaborations include: Rod Stewart, Buck Tingley, The Vaudevillian, E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes, the Chris Martin Trio, composer Mike Hastings, and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra.Anna was recently nominated for the 2017 “Music Nova Scotia Musician of the Year” award.Anna Wedlock: B.A. combined honours in Music & English, University of King’s College/ Dalhousie University, Diploma in Extended Studies (University of Otago, N.Z.)

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 15

  • Farmers Market - Iona Port

    Farmers Market - Iona Port

    Farmers Market at Iona Port from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm. 

    Location: Iona, NS

    Date: July 15

  • Ross Ferry Farmers Market

    Ross Ferry Farmers Market

    On Sundays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm during the summer and early fall months you can find us at the Ross Ferry Fire Hall, 9651 Kempt Head Road (just stone’s throw from the Ross Ferry Marine Park).

    Location: Ross Ferry, NS

    Date: July 15

  • Big Wave Summer Festival

    Big Wave Summer Festival

    A week of community events and activities. A poker run is held to raise funds for to finance the festival. Entertainment is provided after the poker run.  

    Sunday, July 15 - Fisherman's Breakfast - 9-12 noon at Big Bras d'Or Fire
                                 Hall, pancakes, sausage, fishcakes & beans $6.00 per
                                 person

    Monday, July 16 -  Big Beats: A wave of Sound-Healing Drum Experience with 
                                  Shelly Allen. 7:00 pm. Big Bras d'Or Fire Hall, no experience
                                  needed

    Wednesday, July 17 - Community Coffee Break - 9:00 am. - 11:00 am. at
                                       St.James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d'Or 
                                       Strawberry Tea & Sale - 6:30 pm. - 8:30 pm. at St.
                                       John's United Church, Big Bras d'Or

    Thursday, July 19 -    Weiner Roast, Factory Wharf 7-9 pm. Bring your own
                                       hotdogs and sticks. Children must be accompanied by
                                       an Adult.

    Friday, July 20 -         Kick up your Heels - Big Bras d'Or Fire Hall with music
                                      by Joey Bennett from 8:30 pm. - 12:30 am. 19 & Over 

    Saturday, July 21 -    Big Wave Day Poker Run registration 10:00 am. $10 per
                                      hand. Boats leave at 12 noon and return approximately
                                      2:00 pm. Life Jackets and limit seats available on local
                                      vessels. Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment,
                                      children's activities, bake sale, canteen, food & bar
                                      services available. Close out the day with tunes by Janet
                                      Bickerton and friends. 
     

    Location: Big Bras d'Or, NS

    Date: July 16 - July 21

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    • Tuesday July 17 – Rachel Davis & Darren McMullin - Cape Breton fiddle, guitar, mandolin & tenor banjo

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 17

  • Bluenose II Visit to Iona

    Bluenose II Visit to Iona

    Bluenose II will be visiting Iona Wharf on July 18-19. 
    Decks open :  July, 18 at 1:00 pm.
                           July 19 at 10:00 am. 

    Location: Iona Wharf, Iona, NS

    Date: July 18 - July 19

  • David Gunning

    David Gunning

    Dave Gunning

    July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    $20

    We are so happy to have international folk star Dave Gunning performing at the Culture Centre this summer!

    Tickets are going fast for this concert so get them early!

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 19

  • Summer Thursdays - Ross Ferry

    Summer Thursdays - Ross Ferry

    Join us this Thursday, July 19th, at the Ross Ferry Fire Hall for our first Thursday night session of the summer. We will be joined by Vince from Naturally Active for Life Victoria County for a presentation on the Municipal Physical Activity strategy, followed by a walk along the trails at the Marine Park.

    Location: Ross Ferry Fire Hall, Ross Ferry

    Date: July 19

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, July 20 –   The Quilly Family. An Irish and traditional music group from Ontario playing a variety of instruments.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 20

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    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh

    Friday Night Supper & Ceilidh at Royal Canadian Legion in Iona.

    July 20 - Grilled Haddock, Music by Legion Legends

    Supper is served from 6-7pm
    Adult $15 ($13 + tax) - Senior/Child $10 ($8.70 + tax). Coffee & Tea included
    Ceilidh starts at 7pm - until 10pm (free!)
    Happy Hour is from 4:30 until 6pm!
    (Extended Happy Hour on the last Friday of the month)

    Reserve your friday supper by email or phone the Legion anytime during regular bar hours.
    Deadline for receiving email requests is 4pm on Thursday.
    Send email requests to: fridaysupper@rcl124grandona.ca
    Phone your request by calling 902-725-2178

    Location: Royal Canadian Legion Grandona Branch 124 Iona, Nova Scotia

    Date: July 20

  • Cabot Fire Dept - Dance

    Cabot Fire Dept - Dance

    Cabot Fire Dept Dance , Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 pm. -1:00 am.  19 & Over .
    featuring Macdonalds DJ service. $7.00 

    Location: Cabot Fire Dept. Hall, Cape North

    Date: July 21

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    Codfish Supper

    Satisfy your taste buds with a feed of salt cod, potatoes and all the trimmings of a traditional Cape Breton salt codfish supper. Dinner admission includes entry to the Highland Village Ticket Price - $15 per person. Seating is limited. Call to pre-book your tickets - 902-725-2272. Dinner will be served from 1:00-4:00pm

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: July 21

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 21, 8:15 PM  - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail. - Stanley MacKinnon &  Catherine Ann Lamey -  A Tribute to Winston Fitzgerald - fiddle & piano    
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 21

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    Pub Night with Glen Roache & Gilles Larade

    PUB NIGHT with GLEN ROACHE & GILLES LARADE 
    July 21, 2018
    7:30pm - 10:30pm


    Recording artist Glen Roache will take to the stage at the Markland on Saturday July 21st with his acoustic guitar. Glen hails from Cheticamp and has been performing for 30 years. He will be accompanied by his former bandmate, Gilles Larade on the guitar and back up vocals. Join us for a fun evening of great music and good laughs.


    Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door of the Markland Octagon    

    Location: Dingwall, NS

    Date: July 21

  • 27th Annual Bay St. Lawrence Fishing Derby & Crab Festival

    27th Annual Bay St. Lawrence Fishing Derby & Crab Festival

    The Bay St Lawrence Fire Department will host its 27th Annual Fishing Derby and Crab  Festival on Sunday July 22nd.

    The festival is one of the longest running Crab Festivals in Nova Scotia.

    Visitors will spend the day enjoying the water participating in the fishing derby.

    Local fishermen try to ensure all visitors get to go out in a boat to do some fishing in hopes of winning the big prize. All children participating in the derby win a prize.

    Fishing Derby - at the Bay St. Lawrence Wharf
    Registration 7:00am
    Departure 8:00am
    Scales Close 1:00pm
    Largest Fish Overall grand prize $500.00, other prizes include, cash, gift certificates, and merchandise.

    Crab Fest - at the Bay St. Lawrence Fire Department
    Dinner 12:00pm
    Prizes 4:00pm
    Crab or ham dinner featuring salads, vegetables, tea, coffee, and desert. 

    The Bay St. Lawrence Fire Department is proud to participate with the Seawall Trail Society's annual Seaharvest Festival. Enjoy the breathtaking views, food and activities in Northern Cape Breton!Everyone then follows that up with what is known as the best crab dinner on Cape Breton Island just up the road at the Firehall.

    Location: Bay St. Lawrence Fire Hall, Bay St. Lawrence

    Date: July 22

  • Brunch - St. Andrews Parish Hall

    Brunch - St. Andrew's Parish Hall

    Brunch at St. Andrew's Parish Hall, Neil's Harbor, Sunday, July 22 beginning at 12:00 noon until sold out. Includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, muffins, juice, coffee or tea. Adults $10.00 , Children under 12 - $8.00.

    Location: Neil's Harbour, NS

    Date: July 22

  • Ross Ferry Farmers Market

    Ross Ferry Farmers Market

    On Sundays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm during the summer and early fall months you can find us at the Ross Ferry Fire Hall, 9651 Kempt Head Road (just stone’s throw from the Ross Ferry Marine Park).

    Location: Ross Ferry, NS

    Date: July 22

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Tuesday July 24 – Kyle & Sheamus MacNeil - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 24

  • Local Talent - Norm & the Boys

    Local Talent - Norm & the Boys

    Local Talent – Norm & The Boys!

    July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    $15

    This Concert always sells out so get your tickets fast!!!

    Location: Cape North

    Date: July 26

  • Summer Thursdays - Ross Ferry

    Summer Thursdays - Ross Ferry

    Thursday, July 26th we will receive a presentation from the Bras d'Or Biosphere Association at 7 pm. Ross Ferry Fire Hall, NS 

    Location: Ross Ferry Fire Hall, Ross Ferry

    Date: July 26

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, July 27 – Kyle and Colin MacDonald - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 27

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 28, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - The Poe Trio - Original fiddle music composed by Otis Tomas. Accompanied by Paul MacDonald & Eddie Woodsworth (guitar and acoustic bass).
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 28

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    Pub Night with Cyril MacPhee

    PUB NIGHT with CYRIL MacPHEE 
    July 28, 2018
    7:30pm - 10:30pm


    We are delighted to have local favourite Cyril MacPhee entertain us. Cyril grew up in a musical family just outside of St. Peter's. His songwriting and musical style is a truly unique blend of folk, country and Celtic music. Over the past 20 years, Cyril has performed for audiences throughout Canada, the U.S., Scotland and Ireland and shared the stage with artists such as The Rankins, Natalie MacMaster, Buddy MacDonald, Gordie Sampson and Ashley MacIsaac. He shares the stage with us at the Markland on Saturday July 28th. Come out and enjoy a truly memorable Cape Breton evening.

    Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door of the Markland Octagon

    Location: Dingwall, NS

    Date: July 28

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Tuesday, July 31 – Colin Grant & Mario Colosimo - Cape Breton fiddle and piano.

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: July 31

  • Merchandise Bingo - Ross Ferry

    Merchandise Bingo - Ross Ferry


    Merchandise Bingo Family Fun Night. Tuesday, July 31st at the Ross Ferry Fire Hall, 7-9pm.

    Location: Ross Ferry Fire Hall, Ross Ferry

    Date: July 31

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