Join us for lively tunes,
great local food & drinks & good times!
The Celtic Music 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
Designated the "Official Celtic Music
Centre of Nova Scotia" and the Official Cultural
Archives for the County of Inverness, the CMIC offers an
in-depth look into the history, culture and music
Cape Breton Island in an authentic and lively atmosphere.
Live music 7 days/weekfrom June 4-October 14,
2018 & Sundays all year!
& Allan Dewar Sponsored by the McKay family
for Buddy McKay's 80th birthday!
We're thrilled to welcome JUNO award winning
band THE FRETLESS to CMIC! Round up some friends and come out
for a great night of music and drinks. You won't
want to miss the opportunity to see this
incredibly talented band in an intimate venue.
Recipients of multiple Canadian Folk Music
Awards, Western Canadian Awards, and most
recently, a JUNO Award for Instrumental Album of
the Year, Western Canadian band The Fretless
have a new approach to folk music that is
quickly gaining high acclaim around the world.
This unique band is taking string music to
fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes
and folk melodies into intricate, fascinating,
high-energy arrangements. The Fretless is an
innovation in music that must be heard. They
harbour all the energy of fiddle tunes, while
shattering all expectations.
Doors open 7:00pm.
Music starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets: $20 available
902-787-2708 or at the door as available.
Table appetizers provided. Open
to all ages. Fully licensed bar. FACEBOOK EVENT
Lunch & Supper Ceilidhs
(June 4-October 14, 2018)
restaurant & bar offers lunch service 7
days/week as well as Wednesday evening Supper
Ceilidhs (July-August) featuring live traditional Celtic music
with some of Cape Breton's best up and coming
and well-known musicians. Our menu consists of
local favourite dishes and our fully licensed
bar offers a variety of local craft beer, cider,
wine, signature cocktails and more. MORE INFO
(June 4-October 14, 2018)
If you're visiting Cape
Breton for the first time or maybe just want to learn
more about the culture and types of tunes that make up
Cape Breton music, your first stop should be a visit
through our Interactive Exhibit Room,
custom designed to get you "Tuned
into Cape Breton Music". MORE INFO
Musical Walking Tours (June 11-August 27, 2018)
Enjoy a unique guided walk with our musicians
along the beautiful Celtic Shores Coastal Trail.
View stunning scenery, learn fun facts about
Cape Breton's culture, music and history, learn
a few Gaelic words and a dance step if you're up
for it and enjoy lunch and a private Ceilidh by
(June 4-August 31,
From June-August, we offer on-demand lessons for
beginners of all ages in
stepdance, fiddle and Scottish Gaelic and
advanced registration for piano accompaniment
lessons for all levels also offered as well as
in highland piping based on instructor
availability. MORE INFO
Celtic Culture Demonstrations
Take part in a 20-minute demo with one of our
basics of Cape Breton's unique Celtic music, culture and
Gaelic language. Our musician will cover an array of
fun facts, explain and demonstrate the different tune
types commonly played, teach you a few Gaelic
words & more.
Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp
Each October we welcome
students of all ages from around the world for our week-long fiddle
camp during the
Celtic Colours International
The camp is aimed at intermediate and advanced fiddlers
of all styles who want to learn the Cape Breton style.
Learn in a fun,
relaxed and authentic environment from 10 of the finest Cape Breton
fiddlers. Register for individual days or for the full week.
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