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, a visit to our
Interactive Exhibit Room
is a must. The
Exhibit room has been custom designed to get you "Tuned
into Cape Breton Music" and should be your first stop in
Cape Breton to provide you with the knowledge of our
culture, music and square sets so that you can enjoy
your vacation to the fullest.
our musician guide Joe MacMaster for a
Musical guided Walking
Tour along the beautiful Celtic Shores Coastal Trail,
easily accessible right behind the Celtic Music Centre.
Learn fun facts about Cape Breton's culture, music and
history and see beautiful scenery along the way. Guided
walk includes: Highland bagpiper to pipe you down to the
trail, opportunities to read the interpretive panels
along the way and view beautiful scenery, stop at the
historic pioneer cemetery and enjoy a snack and a
private ceilidh by the beach!
Each October we welcome
students of all ages from around the world to the
Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp, a week-long fiddle
camp offered at the Celtic Music Centre during the week
Celtic Colours International
Festival, October 14-18, 2019.
The camp is aimed at intermediate and advanced fiddlers
of all styles who want to learn the Cape Breton style, allowing students the
chance to study with 10 different instructors during the
week. Learn in a fun,
relaxed and authentic environment from some of the most
The Celtic Music
Interpretive Centre offers a wide range of workshops in
Fiddle, Piano Accompaniment, Square dance, Step Dance and Gaelic language instruction. Our
Workshops page lists
all upcoming workshops so be sure to keep an eye on the
page or join our
mailing list to be
notified of new workshops as they are announced. If you
are interested in participating in lessons or a workshop
that is not listed, please contact us and we may be able
to arrange a workshop for you or find one nearby.
youth Music Program administered by the Celtic Music
Interpretive Centre and the Celtic Colours Festival
Society. The Féis aims to provide a wide range of
opportunities for youth to engage in Gaelic culture to
help ensure our culture remains a vibrant and living
tradition for generations to come.
Féis Cape Breton offers
youth educational opportunities, mentorship programs,
jam sessions, opportunities for performance and social
gatherings to connect with community at cultural
events through a diverse program of shared activities
across Nova Scotia.
School Trips to the Celtic Music Centre
Teachers are welcome to
contact us at any time to discuss and arrange a
Your visit to the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre could
include a number of fun and interactive activities
tailored to your class.
Download the PDF to read about some of the available