Thursday, October 4, 2007

Celtic Colours

The Celtic Colours Festival starts tomorrow on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.This fesitval of Cape Breton and music from other Celtic lands takes place from 5 through 13 October this year, with appearances from the Chieftains, Dougie MacLean, Buddy MacMaster, Fiona and Ciaran MacGillvray, and loads more fine musicians in venues across Cape Breton. Cape Breton music is a style rooted in Scotland and shaped by Atlantic Canada. It's a festival, and a place, well worth visitng for the warmth of the people and the music -- though not always, in October, the weather... more at the festival's website, including ticket sales, transport information, and artist schedules.

photos above: Greg Anderson, Cathie Ryan, and Hanneke Cassel play the after hours festival club in St. Anne's, and Kathryn Tickell and Julian Sutton take the stage at the Marine Terminal, Sydney

in this video, Scots musician Karine Polwart and others talk about the character of the festival

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