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. The CMIC offers an in-depth look into the history, culture and music of Cape Breton Island and we are very proud to have been designated the "Official Celtic Music Centre of Nova Scotia" in 2013 by the Nova Scotia Legislature.

We offer year-round Ceilidhs with live traditional music, educational workshops in fiddle, piano and dance, Gaelic language immersion classes, a growing collection of archival materials and resource library, a recording studio, an interactive exhibit room, one-on-one music demonstrations with our in-house musicians, a full service restaurant and bar, a gift shop and online store offering locally made products, music books, one of the largest collections of traditional music CDís and more. We look forward to your visit!



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

Posted: Mar 30, 2014

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

Posted: Feb. 5, 2014

Buddy MacMaster to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Folk Alliance International

Posted: Jan.8, 2014

Interview with Natalie MacMaster: Keeping the Culture Alive with a Fiddle (with commentary by Allan Dewar)

Posted: Sep. 26, 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.

Please view our rental contract for pricing and general guidelines (note that not all guidelines apply to all events)