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


Occurs on Saturday October 6 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes


SAERC Auditorium
304 Pitt Street
Port Hawkesbury NS B9A 2T9

Performance Notes

× Ticket Price: $45/40 Showtime: 7:30PM

“The Canso Causeway’s a wonder they say / It’s mainland rock and mainland clay / Many do come but they don’t plan to stay / It was built for going away.” So goes Albert MacDonald’s tribute to the Canso Strait, with music by John Gillis. “The Causeway” is ripe with symbolism—on the one hand, it’s a path to the wealth and opportunity of the west; on the other, an indelible link to “home”. Taken literally, the Causeway is the physical manifestation of this year’s theme, Connected. And the very talented performers featured in tonight’s concert—singers, pipers, fiddlers and piano-players, from Cape Breton, PEI, and nearby Pictou County—each have their own connection to the rock, clay and steel construction that links the Island to the mainland. Whether it’s taken them away, brought them back home, or simply provided passage for musical adventure and inspiration, these performers are linked together.

NEARBY MEAL: Fishcakes & Fiddles

  • Doris Mason
  • Rita Rankin & Joanne MacIntyre
  • Fiona MacGillivray
  • Marilyn MacDonald MacKinnon & Howie MacDonald
  • Mairi Rankin
  • Ellen MacPhee

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

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