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 Celtic Culture Demonstrations allow you to learn the basics of Cape Breton's unique Celtic music, culture and Gaelic language. The 20 minute demo covers an array of fun facts, teach you some basic Scottish Gaelic words and phrases, explain what some of the popular Celtic symbols mean, maybe play a fiddle tune and show you a dance step!
 

 

Join us for a unique Musical guided Walking Tour along the beautiful Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, right behind the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre. Learn many fun facts about Cape Breton's culture, music and history and see beautiful scenery along the way. Guided walk along the Coastal Trail with one of our musician guides 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, homemade picnic lunch and Ceilidh with our fiddler while you eat!

 

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 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, allowing students the chance to study with 10 different instructors during the week. Students learn in a fun, relaxed and authentic environment from some of the most well known Cape Breton-style fiddlers.
 

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.


Féis Cape Breton is a 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 class trip.
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 activities