Join us for lively tunes, great local food & 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 Performance. 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 of Cape Breton Island in an authentic and lively atmosphere with live music 7 days/week from mid June-mid-October.


JULY 24-29: LUNCH CEILIDH
Joe MacMaster, Hailee LeFort,
Allan Dewar & Siobhan Beaton
11:30am-3:00pm. No cover charge.

JULY 26: SUPPER CEILIDH
Shelly Campbell & friends
6:00-8:00pm. $5.

JULY 30: SUNDAY CEILIDH
Dara Smith MacDonald
& Adam Young
2:00-5:00pm. $8.
(Restaurant open at 12pm)

 

Lunch & Supper Ceilidhs
Our restaurant & bar offers lunch service 7 days/week as well as Wednesday evening Supper Ceilidhs 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. 
Lunch Reservations are not required for groups of less than 8 people, but can be made for an 11:30am arrival by contacting us. No reservations on Sundays.
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Interactive Exhibit Room
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".
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Musical Walking Tours - An Authentic Cape Breton Experience
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 the ocean.
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Music, Dance & Gaelic Lessons
From June-August, we offer on-demand lessons for beginners of all ages in stepdance, fiddle and Scottish Gaelic. Private lessons for all levels also offered based on instructor availability in stepdance, piano accompaniment, fiddle and highland piping. 
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Celtic Culture Demonstrations
Take part in a 20-minute demo with one of our musicians and
learn the 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.
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Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp
Each October we welcome students of all ages from around the world for our week-long fiddle camp during the week of the
Celtic Colours International Festival. 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 and International fiddlers. Register by day or for the full week.
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