Thursday, 13 October 2011

Tourism in Richmond County

Visitors to Richmond County, who are attending the Celtic Colours concerts, have been very happy with what they experienced so far and they are sure to be thrilled with the concerts that they are still to witness. 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 true mix of musical styles - Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton and a twist of Bluegrass. You just never know what may transpire on stage with Howie MacDonald, Brenda Stubbert, Anna Massie, Mairearad Green, Niamh Ní Charra, Crowdis Bridge and Gillian Head all performing. The Ceilidh on the Canal has been and remains a popular fixture 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 at the St. George's Channel Hall, St. George's Channel starting at 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 stomping 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 from Western Canada and Richmond’s 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, with the entertainment starting at 2:30pm and running until 4:30pm and the corn chowder and chicken soup dinner running from 4:30pm until 6:30pm.

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. Admission is$2.00 with a ticket stub from that night’s concert or $5.00 without a ticket stub, and players are admitted free. But even after the Celtic Colours Festival has ended there will still be lots of activities taking place for our visitors to experience. On October 16th there will be a Merchandise Bingo held at the Tara Lynne Community Centre in River Bourgeois starting at 1:45pm. And on Thursday October 20th, the Kitchen Party at the River Bourgeois Seniors 50+ Club will begin. The Kitchen Party will run every second Thursday during the winter from 7-9pm. On October 24th, there will be a Lasagna Dinner held at La Picasse in Petit de Grat from 11am until 1pm, cost $10.00 per person with only 50 tickets sold in advance. Pick up your at La Picasse, 226-0149. And on October 29th and 30th, the young and old who enjoy the spookier side of Halloween, can take in the Halloween Haunted House which at the Tara Lynne Community Center from 7 to 10pm, admission is $3.00.

Until next week I hope you have a great time at the Celtic Colours Festival.

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