Friday, 5 October 2012

Celtic Colours International Festival Concert Series Starts Tonight In Port Hawkesbury


The Celtic Colours International Festival Presents

“My Island Too”

Friday October 5th

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Port Hawkesbury – 7:30 PM, Tickets: $60/50/40, Reserved Seating

Artists for this spectacular concert come from near and far: Cape Breton Super Star Natalie MacMaster, will be joined by a lively fiddlers group, Fiddlers' Bid, from Scotland,  Asham Stompers a dance group from Manitoba, Goiridh Dòmhnallach Gaelic singer and story teller from Cape Breton, St. Peter’s Native and well known Cape Breton entertainer Cyril MacPhee,  Rachel Aucoin & Sabin Jacques, talented young entertainers from Quebec, Pepeto Pinto is an entertainer from Jamaica who will keep the audience’s attention with his steel drums which he hand crafted himself, Jason Roach of Cape Breton and Darren McMullen of Nova Scotia. Concert goers will definitely be in for a night of enjoyment as they take their seats at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. Here is a description of the show from Celtic Colours organizers.

“No one found it surprising when Natalie MacMaster called her latest album “Cape Breton Girl”. Tonight everyone’s favourite Cape Breton girl is home to open the festival and share her beloved island with friends from other islands and provinces…from Shetland the amazing fiddle band Fiddlers’ Bid, from Jamaica Pepito Pinto, Metis dancers the Asham Stompers from Manitoba and close buddies Rachel and Sabin from Quebec. Rachel is actually from Cheticamp, so she, along with Goiridh and Cyril will complete the Cape Breton musical welcoming committee. Be prepared for surprises!”

Before you attend the October 5th My Island Too concert stop and enjoy a delicious meal at “Supper at the Causeway”, at 4pm. The meal will take place at Port Hastings Fire Hall– 15 Old Victoria Road, Port Hastings. Visitors can enjoy a traditional Cape Breton meal of homemade fishcakes and baked beans with brown bread, biscuits, dessert, and tea or coffee. Price: $10.00. For more information on this event please contact: Maxine Smith. At or call  (902) 625-1516

During Celtic Colours the music does not stop with the closing of the concert halls doors, visitors can continue to experience the Celtic music at the Kitchen Racket Jam Session at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter’s – which will take place throughout the Celtic Colours Festival starting on Friday, October 5th at 10:00pm until 1am and run thru to October 12th.  Musicians, players and singers of all skill levels as well as those who just enjoy great music are invited to join in our Kitchen Racket acoustic jam sessions. This is an excellent opportunity for visitors to play with local Cape Bretoners in a traditional jam. Price: $5 ($2 with a concert ticket stub) / Free for participating musicians. For more information on this event please contact:  St. Peter's Economic Development Organization at or call  (902) 535-3990

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