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

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Occurs on Tuesday October 11 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Strathspey Performing Arts Centre
11156 Route 19
Mabou NS B0E 1X0

Event Notes

× Ticket Price: $40/35 Showtime: 7:30PM

It is well-established that dance tradition is an important, if not defining, influence on Cape Breton's traditional music. The rhythm and pace of the tunes is determined by the steps of the dancers. In Cape Breton step dancing, all the movement is below the waist with the arms kept as still as possible. The feet barely leave the floor and the heel is never higher than the toe. This is known as “close to the floor” and it’s the best compliment a Cape Breton step dancer can get. Tonight’s concert celebrates this unique style with some of the finest dancers of the tradition, backed by just the right players to match. Watch out for some surprises in this special concert at Strathspey Performing Arts Centre in Mabou, produced with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Hosted by Chesitco Museum and Historical Society

NEARBY MEAL: Hot Roast Beef Dinner

  • Harvey Beaton
  • The Pellerin Brothers
  • The Warner Sisters
  • Mac Morin
  • Glenn Graham & Rodney MacDonald & Patrick Gillis
  • Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray
  • Ian MacDougall
  • Kenneth MacKenzie
  • Dawn & Helen MacDonald
  • Dawn & Margie Beaton
  • Jenny MacKenzie
  • Amanda MacIsaac
  • Jay MacDonald

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

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