Final look at Celtic Colours

Photo by Dana MacPhail Touesnard J.P. Cormier (left), who has been with Celtic Colours since the first festival, was joined in St. Peter’s by frequent collaborator Ray Legere.
Photo by Mary Hankey
Sarah MacInnis kicked off the “Judique Connections” concert on October 8 by singing three Gaelic songs a cappella. The West Mabou native is not only a gifted singer, but is also a stepdancer and piano player.
Photo by Mary Hankey
Sarah MacInnis kicked off the “Judique Connections” concert on October 8 by singing three Gaelic songs a cappella. The West Mabou native is not only a gifted singer, but is also a stepdancer and piano player.
Photo by Mary Hankey
Several members of The Cape Breton Fiddlers Association had solo performances, including Denis Larade. The concert in Glendale was another sell-out performance, one of many during the Celtic Colours International Festival.
Photo by Mary Hankey
Fred McCracken had the audience join in the chorus of Rita MacNeil’s “Home I’ll Be.” The Cape Breton Fiddlers concert on October 10 in Glendale was part of the Celtic Colours International Festival.
Photo by Mary Hankey
Stephanie MacDonald from The Cape Breton Fiddlers Association was also at the concert on October 10 in Glendale.
Photo by Mary Hankey
The MacNeil Sisters are in their fourth year of Celtic Colours performances, and wowed the audience at the “Judique Connections” concert with their amazing talent.
Photo by Mary Hankey
Sisters, Dawn and Margie Beaton are no strangers to the stage, having started dancing at the age of four and playing the fiddle a year later. Both Margie and Dawn are now part of an eight-piece dance troupe called Fileanta.
Photo by Mary Hankey
Pianist Maybelle Chisholm McQueen comes from one of Cape Breton’s best known musical families, the Chisholms of Margaree and played her first dance at 10. Her fingers were flying across the keyboard at The Cape Breton Fiddlers Concert in Glendale on October 10.
Photo by Dana MacPhail Touesnard
Donna Marie DeWolfe, of River Tillard in Richmond County performed during the L’Ardoise Celtic Colours show on October 11.
Photo by Dana MacPhail Touesnard
The “Touch of the Irish” show in Lower River on October 9 also included a strong dose of Acadian and Scottish, courtesy of Richmond County’s own Delores Boudreau.
Photo by Dana MacPhail Touesnard
Port Hawkesbury lawyer and singer Patrick Lamey joined Delores Boudreau for a French and Gaelic medley on October 9 in Lower River.
Photo by Dana MacPhail Touesnard
Brothers Brian (left) and Diarmuid MacGloinn, known collectively as Ye Vagabonds, performed in St. Peter’s on October 10.