Friday, September 10, 2010

Celtic Colours coming in October

It’s almost time for the Celtic Colours Festival.

Just about a month from now, musicians from Cape Breton, up in the far north of Nova Scotia in Atlantic Canada, will come home to the island, and welcome fellow artists from Scotland, Ireland, the United States and other parts of Canada to share and celebrate the land, its music, and its culture. It really is an event not to be missed. This year artists include Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Tony McManus, KImberly Fraser, Rachel Davis, Catriona Mackay, Alasdair Fraser, and others you’ve met here along the music road, as well as many more whose work you will enjoy.

The festival runs 8 through 16 October this year. Concerts are already selling out. Even if you won’t make it this year, check out the festival’s web site for insights into Cape Breton music, and to what makes Celtic Colours an event fans and artists love to return to, year after year.

Several photos from Celtic Colours past, in Sydney, Big Pond, and Baddeck
kathryn tickell celtic colours copyright kerry dexter
c ryan celticcolurs big pond solo copyright kerry dextercathie ryna band big pond copyright kerry dexter
cape breton autumn leaves1 copyright kerry dexter


























you may also wish to see
Music Road: songs of place: Canada
Music Road: Manus McGuire: Fiddlewings
Music Road: Scotland & Cape Breton: tradition and innovation

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Dominique said...

We've seen Natalie MacMaster perform a couple of times here in Detroit. Great shows!
She was even dancing a bit the one show we saw where she was about 8 months pregnant!

4:02 PM  
Blogger kerry dexter said...

Dominque,
you should see her play some time when she's not pregnant. just about flies across the stage a good bit of the time.
thanks for your comment.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl said...

Sounds like a wonderful time full of varied talent. Definitely a reason to celebrate the varied talents of so many people.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Melanie @ Frugal Kiwi said...

It's been so long since I've seen any live Celtic music. I do miss it.

2:25 PM  
OpenID marthaandme said...

This sounds like it would be so much fun. And a great excuse to finally visit there.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Alisa Bowman said...

That's a beautiful area, and this sounds like a beautiful festival. Would love to go.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous The Writer's [Inner] Journey said...

What a treat this would be to attend, from location to music.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Margulis said...

I wish I could go to this concert. It sounds so so amazing.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous ruth pennebaker said...

This looks just incredible. I'm thinking maybe next year -- and I've always wanted to visit Cape Breton.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

I can't imagine performing while 8 months pregnant!

Sounds like a dedicated group of artists--and a cool event.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous kris bordessa said...

This sounds like such a fun event to attend!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Stephanie - Wasabimon.com said...

I miss going to music festivals, and this one sounds like it would be wonderful.

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Vera Marie Badertscher said...

My sister and I may take a trip to Nova Scotia. I'm wondering if it is crowded because of the festival and way too cold in October? (Being a desert rat, I can't take cold)

12:46 PM  

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