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


Occurs on Sunday October 7 2018

Approximate running time: 4 hours


Fortress of Louisbourg Chapel
265 Park Service Road
Fortress of Louisbourg NS B1C 2L2

Performance Notes

× Ticket Price: $110 Showtime: 6:00PM

Go back in time this evening as one of the Festival’s most popular concerts invites you to Step into the Past at the Fortress of Louisbourg. The Fortress, North America’s largest historical reconstruction, offers a glimpse of life in colonial Cape Breton around the 1740s. If you are fortunate enough to get a ticket to this perennially sold out show, you are in for a real treat. The evening begins with an authentic, traditional 18th century meal, served in period costume and character by candlelight. An after-dinner walk, guided by the glow of lanterns through the cobbled streets, takes you to the lovely chapel in the King’s Bastion for a night of acoustic songs and tunes. Nipper MacLeod, a former coal miner from New Waterford and a lead singer with the Men of the Deeps, is sure to share some of his many mining and Cape Breton songs. We’ll be treated to some pipes and harp from David Power and Triona Marshall while Andrea Beaton and Véronique Plasse will contribute some fiddle tunes to this unique experience.

Hosted by Fortress Louisbourg Association

  • Wine
  • Vegetable Soup with Roll
  • Salmon with Herbs and Butter
  • Glazed Carrots with Rice
  • Fortress Rum Cake
  • Tea or Coffee
If you have any dietary restrictions please phone 902.733.3230

  • David Power & Triona Marshall
  • Andrea Beaton & Veronique Plasse
  • Nipper MacLeod

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

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