5-13 October 2018 1-888-355-7744


Occurs on Friday October 5 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
606 Reeves St.
Port Hawkesbury NS B9A 2R7

Performance Notes

× Ticket Price: $70/60/50/40 Showtime: 7:30PM

We are excited to welcome home Cape Breton’s fiddling ambassador Natalie MacMaster to help open the 22nd Celtic Colours International Festival. Fitting with this year’s theme of “Connected”, Natalie maintains her strong ties to our fair isle. Her roots are in Troy, Judique, and Mabou just up the road from tonight’s concert. She shares this connection with the world every time she takes to the stage, and makes sure her seven children feel the Cape Breton connection as well, teaching the music and dance, and making many trips home. We’ll meet our Artists in Residence—Cape Breton musician, producer, and researcher Paul MacDonald and renowned Scottish piper and scholar Allan MacDonald—and reconnect with Blazin’ Fiddles, who have been been showcasing the connections among different Scottish fiddle traditions for twenty years. Scottish Gaelic singers Mairi MacInnes and Rona Lightfoot will also join in this opening celebration of connecting with old friends and familiar faces.

NEARBY MEALS: Supper at the Causeway – Homemade Fishcakes and Beans and Roast Beef Dinner in Grande Anse

  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Blazin' Fiddles
  • Allan MacDonald
  • Paul MacDonald
  • Rona Lightfoot
  • Mairi MacInnes

Please Note: Artists and events subject to change without notice.

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