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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

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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

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Sept. 1, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - Brenda Stubbert and Howie MacDonald - fiddles and piano

     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: September 1

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    •  Friday, September 7 – Buddy MacDonald & Rachel Davis - Cape Breton fiddle, guitar and vocals.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: September 7

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    Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

    Friday, September 14 – Dwayne Coté and Doug MacPhee Cape Breton fiddle and piano.
     

    Location: 46715 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook

    Date: September 14

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    Hike the Highlands Festival

    A ten day fall hiking festival on the Cabot Trail and Northern Cape Breton that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest.

    Location: Ingonish

    Date: September 14 - September 23

  • Theatre Baddeck Presents: Pocket Rocket

    Theatre Baddeck Presents: Pocket Rocket

    Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre on Cape Breton Island! Pocket Rocket by Lea Daniel and Gary Kirkham September 14-October 6; varied performances at 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, and 8pm. See full performance schedule at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar The play begins in 1967 - the Centennial, the last year of the NHL’s original six and the “summer of love.” Five friends - four boys and a girl - gather for a game of street hockey. This quintessentially Canadian comedy follows these friends over a thirty year period against the backdrop of a changing country, through evolving identities, persistent friendships, and a boundless love of the game. "Pocket Rocket took me back to my own adolescence - it is filled with humour, pathos and heart-wrenching emotion that will find you laughing one moment and deep in thought the next." - Arts Connection This production will be directed by Linda Moore, the former Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre. Learn more: www.theatrebaddeck.com/pocketrocket 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: September 14 - October 6

  • Harvest Home

    Harvest Home

    Family fun was sure a part of Alexander Graham Bell’s life! Help us continue to celebrate the tradition of Harvest Home with festivities including children’s entertainment. In the early 1900s, this event was held at the Bell Family Estate, Beinn Bhreagh, for people from the estate and the village. Now you can celebrate with us at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. From 9 am to 5 pm. Free admission to all Parks Canada places in 2017 to celebrate Canada 150. 12:00 - 1:00 Family Fun Activities including face painting and old-fashioned games, as well as a canteen 1:00 - 2:00 The Amazing Mr. J and his magic show (https://www.facebook.com/misterjmagic/) 2:00 pm Robot Workshop* with Nigel Isle A CD, a motor, and batteries come together to create a small robot, and from there kids can decorate to their heart's content! All materials are provided. 3:00 "Electric Card" workshop* with Nigel Isle Kids will get to design a card or picture which will light up with the wonders of technology! * Workshops are free but space is limited and those interested are asked to call the site to register at 902-295-2069.

    Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck, NS

    Date: September 15

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    Pioneer Day

    This afternoon festival of rural life is for the entire family. See demonstrations of flax processing, candle and soap making, and play horseshoes. Watch the Cash Carding Mill demonstrations, treadle sewing, and a spinning frolic, fiddling, piping, Gaelic singing, step dancing, a céilidh, corn boil, and a whole lot more. General admission fees apply Program runs from: 2:00-4:00 pm

    Location: Highland Village, Iona

    Date: September 15

  • Cabot Trail Writers Festival

    Cabot Trail Writers Festival

    Every fall, as the Highlands blaze with autumn colour, writers and readers from across the country may be found in the heart of Cape Breton for a three-day celebration of the written word. Here, we put aside all pretension for a wholehearted celebration of the special relationship between reader, writer, and literature. Our intimate venues, packed wall to wall with devoted readers, and the lively Cape Breton spirit that suffuses every festival event bring readers and writers into a uniquely close connection. Year after year, we’ve heard our authors and our audiences say they’ve never had so much fun at a literary event.

    This year will mark our 10th anniversary, which we're celebrating with a number of special events and a magnificent author lineup, including Madeleine Thien (2016 Giller Prize), Linda Spalding (2012 Governor General's Literary Award), Shalan Joudry, Sharon Bala (2018 Canada Reads finalist), Phonse Jessome, and Oisin Curran, among many other authors and musicians. Please join us for this extra special edition of a true Cape Breton event.

    Location: Gaelic College, St. Ann's

    Date: September 28 - September 30

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