7-15 October 2022 1-888-355-7744

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When

Occurs on Sunday October 9 2022

Approximate running time: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Venue

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
50 Maillard Street
Membertou NS B1S 3W3

Event Notes

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

During last year’s Festival we celebrated 50 years of CBC Cape Breton’s highly-impactful radio program “Island Echoes” which has become a weekly tradition in many households across Cape Breton Island and beyond. For an hour every Saturday night, you can tune in and be sure that you’re going to hear some distinctly Cape Breton music—traditional tunes and new compositions, songwriters and Gaelic singers, storytellers and culture bearers, both traditional and contemporary. Hosted by Wendy Bergfeldt, the program keeps you up to date with Cape Breton’s culture, showcasing up-and-comers as well as established artists. Tonight’s concert, also hosted by Wendy, will feature tunes on fiddle and piano, harp and more as well as songs in Gaelic and English, and Mi’kmaw drumming and singing, as if the radio program itself has come to life. It’s not quite an in-depth, “behind the music” exploration of the music, but more like an old-time radio show, providing some context for the music through Wendy’s conversations with the artists between performances.

Artists
  • Kyle MacNeil & Doug MacPhee
  • Kendra MacGillivray & Troy MacGillivray
  • The Gilberts
  • Sons of Membertou
  • Dominque Dodge & Rose Morrison
  • Pine Tree Flyers

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

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