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The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is a not-for-profit society and a one-of-a-kind facility located in the tiny village of Judique, Cape Breton Island. Our mandate is to collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic music of Cape Breton Island through Education, Research and Performance. Designated the "Official Celtic Music Centre of Nova Scotia", the CMIC offers an in-depth look into the history, culture and music of Cape Breton Island.

We offer year-round Ceilidhs with live traditional music, workshops in fiddle, piano and dance, Gaelic language classes, The Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp, an interactive exhibit room, Celtic Music demonstrations with our in-house musicians, a growing collection of archival audio and resource library, a recording studio, The "Ceilidh Pub" restaurant and bar, a gift shop and online store offering locally made products, music books, one of the largest collections of traditional music CD’s and more. We look forward to your visit!


October 2015
Thank you for a great season!

Hard to believe it's the end of another season, and what a great one it was. Thank you to all of our faithful supporters, new visitors and talented musicians for sharing in music, food, drinks and good times with us! And a special thanks to our amazing staff, board members and volunteers for all their hard work!

We hope some of you will be able to join us as we continue our Ceilidhs from 3-6pm every Sunday throughout the fall and winter. Here's to more great music to come!





Mac Morin hired as Coordinator for Féis Cheap Breatuinn (Féis Cape Breton).

Posted: Mar 23, 2015

Cape Breton music has lost its master. Remembering fiddling legend Buddy MacMaster

Posted: August 21, 2014

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
sets stage for Summer

Posted: June 12, 2014

Our May newsletter is now online covering the latest news and
upcoming events.

Posted: May 24, 2014


Planning an office party?  A family gathering?  A wedding?  A Workshop/Presentation?
The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is available for private rentals. We provide a beautiful space to host your private event with an available stage, piano, background music of your choice, fully licensed bar, bartender and more. The CMIC has become a popular choice for people getting married nearby that need a space for their wedding guests to go between the church and dinner to gather for cocktails. We also frequently rent for workshops and private parties of all kinds. 

Contact us to discuss your needs and we will be glad to set up your rental.


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