Join us for great tunes, food and good times!

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 12-16, 2015


Each October we welcome students from all over the world to the Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp, a week-long camp offered at the Celtic Music Centre during the week of the Celtic Colours International Festival. The camp runs for 5 days and allows students the chance to study with 2 Cape Breton fiddlers each day, for a total of 10 different instructors over five days, each instructor having their own unique style of Cape Breton fiddle playing.

Classes are aimed at intermediate and advanced players who wish to further their skills and learn the Cape Breton style of playing from some of Cape Breton’s most respected fiddlers. Players of all ages may register for single days or for the full week.

2015 Instructors:

Mon. Oct. 12:  Shelly Campbell & Dara Smith-MacDonald
Tue. Oct. 13:   Wendy MacIsaac & Kendra MacGillivray
Wed. Oct 14:  
Glenn Graham & Gabrielle MacLellan
Thu. Oct 15:  
 Ashley MacIsaac & Kimberley Fraser
Fri. Oct. 16:    
Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray

More information & Registration details


March 23, 2015

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

Judique, Nova Scotia — We are very pleased to announce that noted pianist and stepdancer, Mac Morin, has been hired as Féis Movement Coordinator to start in mid-May 2015. Mac will be based out of the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique, Cape Breton, while he works on implementing two youth music mentorship programs to take place across Cape Breton Island. Mac will also be working with stakeholders over the summer to plan the next phases of programming.

As with many Cape Breton musicians, music for Mac started early and was humbly nurtured in the home. Step dancing came first, with his earliest steps and guidance provided by his mother, herself a noted dancer. By the age of 15, Mac was known as one of Cape Breton's finest dancers and began teaching traditional dance in Cape Breton and abroad. Mac became interested in piano as a teenager and now 20 years later, has been fortunate to record and tour the world with many great performers such as Natalie MacMaster, Beòlach, Yo-Yo Ma, the Rankin Family, Ashley MacIsaac, Allison Krauss, Diana Krall, the Chieftains, Dannsa, a Scottish dance/music ensemble, and many more....






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

Our March newsletter is now online covering our latest news and upcoming events.

Posted: Mar 30, 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.


Cape Breton travel info and accommodations nearby

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