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CANSO: The Young'uns, a British folk group from Stockton, County Durham in England, will play the Roadhouse Stage at the 2017 Stan Rogers Folk Festival. The Young’uns won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Group" award in 2015 and...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Canada Day may be in the books, but organizers for the Celtic Colours International Festival plan to keep celebrating the nation’s 150th birthday and its contributions to Celtic culture this fall.   Holding their early-summer launch event at the...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating their third year of the Celtic Oktoberfest - Cape Breton’s first ever all-inclusive craft beer, local food and Celtic music gathering! Recognizing the growing strength of the...
SYDNEY RIVER: The cultural and artistic stature of the Celtic Colours International Festival is world renowned. This premiere musical event has played a significant role in extending Cape Breton Island’s tourism season well into the autumn. Tourism is an important...
HALIFAX: The provincial government is supporting a local festival under in the Canada 150 fund. Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, announced on April 6, that the province is boosting the Nova Scotia 150 Forward Fund by an...
ST. PETER’S: It’s that time of the year again. Swim the Canal 2017 is set for the St. Peter’s Canal on August 6. This is the fourth year for this event, which continues to grow and draw in more people. Organizer...
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. ANNE’S: Research conducted during the third season of “KitchenFest! Féis a’ Chidsin!” proved the festival to be a motivator for tourists to visit Cape Breton and a positive impact on the island’s tourism economy with over 8,000 people...
ST. PETER’S: Guitar and fiddle players; banjo, bass and mandolin pickers; ukulele strummers; harmonica blowers and tinwhistlers; step and square dancers; piano players; singers; and bodhran bangers will descend again on St. Peter’s in early June. They’re all coming for...
ST. PETER’S: The Seaside Lobsterfest is now one of 17 selected festivals to be featured in Destination Cape Breton’s new marketing campaign, “17 in ‘17.” “We are so excited that after our first year, the Seaside Lobsterfest has been selected...
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