photographing music: Celtic Colours
The music of Cape Breton is a unique mix of Scottish and Irish music with dashes of other cultures added in, shaped by wind and water, landscape, and mountains, seasoned with the laughter, tears, history, and welcoming spirits of the islanders. It’s engaging music, wherever you happen to hear it, especially so the island itself.
The Celtic Colours Festival includes more than one hundred events in venues ranging from The Big Fiddle concert hall in Sydney [okay, it has a more formal name, but once you’ve seen the giant sized fiddle out front...] to the firehouse in Judique, from school rooms to churches, from one end of the island to the other, and this year's festival begins today. Artists from all over the Celtic world as well as many Cape Breton musicians will be there. I’ll not be making it back to the island for the festival this year, but these are a few of my favorite images from years past.
photographs taken in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, copyright Kerry Dexter
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Music Road: thinking about Cape Breton: music and landscape
Music Road: Celtic Colours 2009 on the way
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