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.

Join us for some great tunes, food and good times!

We offer year-round Ceilidhs with live traditional music, workshops in fiddle, piano and dance, Gaelic language classes, The Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp, 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, 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!



August 21, 2014
Cape Breton music has lost its master. Remembering fiddling legend Buddy MacMaster
Stephen Cooke, Halifax Herald

Judique fiddler Hugh Allan (Buddy) MacMaster died Wednesday night at 89, leaving behind a legacy of impeccably played tunes and fond memories of dances and concerts across the island and around the world.

Recognized in February by the International Folk Alliance in Kansas City with its lifetime achievement award as one of the world’s great traditional musicians, MacMaster always remained humble about his gift and played to highlight the beauty and drive of the tunes that he loved, rather than shine a light on his own skills.

“He was not only a performer, in that he could play at a concert, he was also a dance player, and it’s rare to have somebody who’s really good at both,” recalled his niece, internationally renowned Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster.... READ ARTICLE




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

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

Posted: Feb. 5, 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)


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