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GLENDALE: Linden MacIntyre, an award-winning journalist and author, returns to his roots for an afternoon of sharing his career experiences, along with stories about his youth while living in the near area. MacIntyre’s father, a hard rock miner, was born...
MABOU: Dance Debut celebrated its 29th annual recital on May 12 with a tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. “Proud to be Canadian” featured 94 dancers from up and down Route 19, including Judique, Port Hood, Mabou, Inverness, Margaree, Belle...
PORT HOPE, ONTARIO: Following a brief flirtation with a more electronic sound last year, Madison Violet have returned to their roots with the new full-length album The Knight Sessions. The JUNO Award-nominated duo, featuring Creignish native Lisa MacIsaac and longtime...
MABOU: Nearly four decades’ worth of live performances from two of Inverness County’s finest Celtic musicians are now available on a single CD. Rooted In Tradition: A Musical Journey with Buddy MacMaster and Joey Beaton incorporates 11 groups of fiddle...
ANTIGONISH: During a regular monthly meeting on May 15, Antigonish Town Council heard from the Antigonish Downtown Business Association community liaison head Jamie MacDonald. In recent years during Highland Games week, the area has hosted a street fair on Main...
GUYSBOROUGH: They’re at it again! The Guysborough Players is a non-profit community excuse for nonsense and mayhem. Their spring 2017 offering “I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore” features music and comedy around the theme of getting older (or not!). Patrons of...
ANTIGONISH: A local family is looking to capitalize on a void in the local musical festival scene. Judy and John MacDonald are organizing the Black River Music Festival for August 4, 5 and 6. Judy MacDonald said the family’s property used...
ST. ANN’S: The young, island-wide traditional music festival is back for year four as The Gaelic College presents KitchenFest! taking place from July 1-7. The annual celebration of Cape Breton-based Gaelic music gives locals and visitors alike an up-close and...