Saturday, 6 October 2012

Celtic Colours Festival Comes To Richmond County


Celtic Colours International Festival
                       Comes to Richmond County
Visitors coming to Cape Breton Island are definitely in for a great time. Celtic Colour Concerts will take place in 4 Richmond County communities, starting in D’Escousse
with Across The Sea To Ireland on October 8th taking place at the D’Escousse Civic Improvement Hall. Before the concert, enjoy a nearby supper of Meat Pie at Our Lady of Assumption Parish Hall from 4 to 6:30pm. A traditional Acadian meal of homemade meat pie, including dessert and tea or coffee. In nearby St. Peter’s during the day there will be Celtic Colours workshops taking place at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn for Beginner and Intermediate and Advanced Fiddle Class. Fee $35.00 per session- instructor Dwayne Cote.  A Beginner Tin Whistle Workshop Fee of $15.00 per session with instructor Paul Davis. A Celtic Guitar Chording with a fee of $35.00 per session with instructor Dwayne Cote. A Square Dance Workshop-Roddie's Set will be held at the St. Peter's United Church Hall in St. Peter's- Fee $7.00. Then following the concert there will be after hour events held from 10pm to 1am at  the Isle Madame Kitchen Party at L'Auberge Acadienne Inn in Arichat and the Kitchen Racket Jam Session at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter’s. Admission at both these events is (tickets $5 or $2 with concert ticket stub.
The second concert will be held at the Riverdale Community Centre in Lower River with A Touch Of The Irish. Before the concert visitors can take in Sounds and Supper by the Sea at Lobsters R Us in L’Ardoise. Visitors can also enjoy more of the Learning Opportunities Workshops in Fiddle and Chording at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter’s. In the evening visitors can enjoy a Jam Session at the MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge from 7 to 9pm and then move the party over to the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn for the Kitchen Racket from 10pm until 1am.
The 3rd Celtic Colours concert takes place at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall on October 10th, with Ceilidh on The Canal. Before the concert visitors can take in some of those great learning opportunities workshops or take in the Arm of Gold Song Session and a delicious meal of Fishcakes and Beans at the St. Georges Channel Community Center in St. Georges Channel from 1-6:30pm. And end the evening at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn for the Kitchen Racket Jam Session.
And the Last concert in Richmond takes place at the L’Ardoise Community Centre with Still Brakin’ Tradition. Before the concert take in the Learning Opportunities workshop with Cape Breton entertainer JP Cormier for Celtic Guitar. Following the concert return for another evening of entertainment at the Kitchen Racket at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn.
What a festival, and while you are experiencing all this great entertainment, Make sure not to miss the great shopping opportunities the area has to offer. You will definitely want to take some time during your day to visit the beautiful gift shops in the Village of St. Peter’s. Here visitors will find Mac’s Celtic Shop known for its Irish and Scottish gift items, Lynn’s Flowers and Gifts a beautiful gift shop with Nova Scotia style items and last but not least Glad Tidings the Christmas Shoppe. One of the nicest Christmas gift shops in all ofNova Scotia.  In the St. Georges Channel area stop in at Forget Me Knots, a beautiful little gift shop offering 90% local crafters work. In Isle Madame stop in at La Picasse and visit their Acadian Gift Boutique for some beautiful acadian items. I hope you will enjoy the Festival and our beautiful County of Richmond steeped in history, culture and music.  

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