Join us for lively tunes, great local food & drinks & 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.

Live music 7 days/week from June 4-October 14, 2018 & Sundays all year!


FEBRUARY 25
Sunday Ceilidh

Dawn & Margie Beaton
& Patrick Gillis

2:00pm-5:00pm. $8.

 

 

 

We're thrilled to welcome JUNO award winning band THE FRETLESS to CMIC!
Round up some friends and come out for a great night of music and drinks. You won't want to miss the opportunity to see this incredibly talented band in an intimate venue.

Recipients of multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Awards, and most recently, a JUNO Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, Western Canadian band The Fretless have a new approach to folk music that is quickly gaining high acclaim around the world. This unique band is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, fascinating, high-energy arrangements. The Fretless is an innovation in music that must be heard. They harbour all the energy of fiddle tunes, while shattering all expectations.

Doors open 7:00pm. Music starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets: $20 available online, by phone 902-787-2708 or at the door as available.
Table appetizers provided. Open to all ages. Fully licensed bar.
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Lunch & Supper Ceilidhs (June 4-October 14, 2018)
Our restaurant & bar offers lunch service 7 days/week as well as Wednesday evening Supper Ceilidhs (July-August) 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. 
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Interactive Exhibit Room (June 4-October 14, 2018)
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 (June 11-August 27, 2018)
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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Fiddle, Piano, Stepdance & Gaelic Lessons (June 4-August 31, 2018)
From June-August, we offer on-demand lessons for beginners of all ages in stepdance, fiddle and Scottish Gaelic and advanced registration for piano accompaniment lessons. Private lessons for all levels also offered as well as in highland piping based on instructor availability. 
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Celtic Culture Demonstrations (June-August)
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 (October 8-12, 2018)
Each October we welcome students of all ages from around the world for our week-long fiddle camp during 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 for individual days or for the full week.
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