Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tourism in Richmond County

Visitors to Richmond County, who are attending the Celtic Colour Concerts are in for a treat, starting with “From the Bayou to d’Escousse: D’Escousse fais do do”, on October 10th, at 7:30 PM, D'Escousse Civic Improvement Hall, D'Escousse, tickets: $30/25. An Acadian community welcomes home her Cajun cousins from the Bayou. The songs will flow in both official languages along with tunes from here and there. Ronald Bourgeois, BeauSoleil Quartet avec Michael Doucet, James Keelaghan, Mckayla MacNeil, Kayla Bona, and Clifford Carter. Patrons of this show are in for a unique experience with BeauSoleil Quartet avec Michael Doucet, since forming in 1975, these Grammy winners have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in Music. Their music takes on the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and add flavours of zydeco, new Orleans jazz, tex-mex and country and blues to come up with their own recipe for a performance that will have captivate their audience and make it hard to stay in their seats. To fill in your afternoon before the show you may want to take in a Day of Celebration with Friends of Notre Dame de l'Assomption Cathedral: a musical afternoon at the Notre Dame de l'Assomption Parish, Arichat - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The festival has everything covered to make the events as simple as possible before the concert event take in one of the delicious Community Meals on Monday, October 10th enjoy a Roast Turkey Dinner at the Notre Dame de l'Assomption Parish, Arichat - 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

On October 11th concert goers can enjoy "A Touch of the Irish", at 7:30 PM at the Riverdale Community Center, Lower River Inhabitiants, tickets: $30/25. In a community with Irish roots, some of Ireland's finest singers and instrumentalists, made up of Alan Kelly Gang, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin & Órla Ni Cheallaigh will meet a father and daughter vocal duo, Richmond County’s own very talented Cyril MacPhee and his daughter Haley. During the day enjoy Sounds and Supper by the Sea at Lobsters R Us, Lower L'Ardoise - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM ($30), or take in the Isle Madame Lights: Experiential Tour and Chowder Lunch at Lennox Passage Provincial Park, Lennox Passage -10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ($30 includes lunch).

On October 12th, enjoy "Ceilidh on the Canal", starting at 7:30 pm, St. Peter's Lions Club, St. Peter's, Tickets start at $25. This ceilidh is a real "visit" - Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton and a twist of Bluegrass. You just never know what may transpire on stage. Howie MacDonald, Brenda Stubbert, Anna Massie, Mairearad Green, Niamh Ní Charra, Crowdis Bridge and Gillian Head. The Ceilidh on the Canal has been and remains a very popular venue which offers an excellent variety of talent that has their audience coming back year after year. Before the concert visitors can enjoy Fishcakes and Beans in St.George's Channel Hall, St. George's Channel - 4:00 pm.

On October 14th take in "A Full Slate", 7:30 PM, L'Ardoise Community Center, L'Ardoise; tickets start $25. From super-talented fiddle and guitar playing to foot stompin' dancers, you'll be blown away. Anyone who has had the opportunity to hear J.P. Cormier & The Elliott Brothers and Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews will attest to their amazing talent combined with the Asham Stompers and Allie Mombourquette, it should be an incredible event. But even before the main event takes place sit back and enjoy a traditional Kitchen Party at the Tara Lynne Community Centre, River Bourgeois - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM and enjoy a tasty meal. During the festival there are also a variety of learning opportunities which will be taking place each day. For a full list of these experiences go to And make sure to take in the Kitchen Racket each night at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn from 10pm until 1am. Patrons can attend with a ticket stub from a concert event for $2.00 or without a ticket stub for $5.00 and players are admitted free.

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