Siobhan Beaton, Hailee LeFort, Joe MacMaster

 An authentic Cape Breton Experience

Join Fiddler Hailee LeFort for a unique guided-walk and lunch along the beautiful Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, easily accessible right behind the Celtic Music Centre.

Learn many interesting facts about Cape Breton's culture, music and history along the way, including the story of Michael “Mor” MacDonald, one of the first pioneers to settle on the southwestern coast of Cape Breton in 1775, visit a historic Scottish Pioneer cemetery, view beautiful scenery, learn a few Gaelic words, some local dance steps, discover our local lingo & culture and enjoy a private Ceilidh and Q&A with our fiddler at the shore while you have lunch!

Did you ever wonder...
What differentiates Cape Breton's Celtic music from Irish or Scottish?
What the word "Ceilidh" means and how it's pronounced?
How to pronounce some basic Scots Gaelic words?
How to tell the difference between a Jig, a Reel and other tune types?
What some of the common local lingo is?
What and where the local wildlife is?

Learn all this and more while you walk along the scenic Celtic Shores Coastal
Trail with our knowledgeable musician guide!

Musical Walking Tour Includes:
- Get piped down to the trail by our Highland Bagpiper (when available)
- Guided walk along the Judique Flyer Coastal Trail
- Chance to read the interpretive panels and view beautiful scenery
- Learn about, and maybe even see, some local wildlife such as beavers and ducks
- Learn some Gaelic words along the way
- Homemade picnic lunch enjoyed at the picturesque table by the ocean
  (Chicken salad sandwich, house salad or kettle chips, dessert & beverage)
- Ceilidh with live music and Q&A with our fiddler
- Learn a few local dance steps if you're up for it!

Musical Walking tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours, including 30 min. stop for lunch.
Trail is well maintained, all flat terrain, no hills or hikes. Suitable for all ages.

    Hailee LeFort, fiddler & guide                Joe MacMaster, bagpipes


2017 Rate & Schedule
June 26 - August 28
Mon-Fri at 10:00am
(weather permitting)
$25 + tax per person

Groups of 8 or more may book a different date/time
for the tour, please contact us.

Book Online, by phone 902-787-2708 or at the Celtic Music Centre front desk.

Refunds can only be issued if the tour is cancelled due to weather.
You may change your booked date and/or time by calling us at least 12 hours in advance.


About the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail:
The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92-km (57 mi) multi-use trail stretching from Port Hastings to the Town of Inverness on the west coast of the spectacular Cape Breton Island. Great for off-road cycling or long distance trekking, the easy, flat trail meanders along the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, skirts streams, and connects several communities and attractions.

A simple wave or “Hi” on the fly to those you meet along the trail is the Celtic Shores way!