Siobhan Beaton, Hailee LeFort, Joe MacMaster
   

Learn the basics of Cape Breton's unique Celtic music, culture and Gaelic language with a Celtic Culture Demonstration. Demos last approximately 20 minutes.

Did you ever wonder...

What differentiates Cape Breton's Celtic music from Irish or Scottish?
Why the majority of Cape Bretoners, who immigrated from Scotland, are Catholic? 
What the word "Ceilidh" means and how it's pronounced?
How to tell the difference between a Jig, a Reel and other tune types?
What some of the common local lingo is?

Our interpretive guides will cover an array of fun facts, teach you some basic Scottish Gaelic words and phrases, explain what some of the popular Celtic symbols mean, show you some dance steps, if you're willing, and more!

You will be provided with a free Gaelic translation and pronunciation sheet to take with you so you can practice what you learned!

It's a fun way to learn all the basics to help you better understand and enjoy Cape Breton's music and culture during your visit here.


2017 Celtic Culture Demo Schedule

June 12-August 25
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Prices in Canadian dollars. HST tax applicable
 

  2017 Rates Single
Rate
Group Rate
(4 or more)
Group Rate
(10 or more)
  Celtic Culture Demo: $6.95 $5.95/pp $4/pp
  Interactive Exhibit Room: $6.95  $5.95/pp $4/pp
  Exhibit Room + Demo + Gaelic: $12.95 $10.95/pp $8/pp
  Gaelic Lesson only $5 $4/pp $3/pp

 


Interested in learning some basic Cape Breton dance steps? Enjoy a half-hour fun-filled workshop with Siobhan Beaton, one of Cape Breton's finest young dancers. Siobhan will teach you the basic jig and reel steps and maybe even a Strathspey if you're up for it. You'll have a great time learning, gain a well rounded feel for Cape Breton dancing and feel confident heading to a local square dance to show off your new steps!
No special footwear or clothing required. Come as you are!

2017 Stepdance Lesson Schedule

June 12-August 25
Monday-Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
(May also be available some Saturdays. Please call or inquire at the front desk)
Prices in Canadian dollars. HST tax applicable

 2017 Rates Single
Rate
Group Rate
(4 or more)
Group Rate
(10 or more)
 Stepdance Lesson $15 $12/pp $10/pp

 

Our 2017 Interpretive Guides:


Hailee LeFort (Fiddle, Stepdance)


Joe MacMaster (Fiddle, Bagpipes, Piano)


Jasmyn MacDonald (Gaelic instructor)