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The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is pleased to announce the re-launch of the popular online show, 'Cape Breton Live'! Featuring live-to-tape broadcasts of musical events recorded at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre as well as other popular music venues around Nova Scotia – from dance halls, to pubs, to house parties. The shows capture the sights and sounds of the traditional Cape Breton Ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”, Gaelic for gathering) and showcase artists both up-and-coming and established, exposing the traditional music of Cape Breton to audiences around the world via the internet.

“We are aware of the strong attraction that Cape Breton music and culture has with people from around the globe, as we are constantly being told by the fans who frequent our shows,” says Natalie MacMaster. “It excites people and stays with them long after they leave. So, if you can’t get here in person, join us on the web!”

The surge of interest in the music of Cape Breton from around the world was the catalyst for the creation of the original Cape Breton Live Radio back in 2005 (ended in 2008). The Celtic Music Centre is pleased to be able to offer all of the older shows that were previously broadcast, as well as much more new live material to come.

While Cape Breton Live was previously a free service when it started, it was a very expensive venture, and the reason for it ending in 2008. A subscription model was necessary this time around to cover the cost of the recordings, hosting and bandwidth to ensure its continued availability.

Long one of Canada’s national treasures, Cape Breton Island is known for both its natural beauty and unique culture. The Island is home to a distinctive musical legacy derived from the Scottish and Irish immigrants who brought their music to the island where it evolved naturally.

Cape Breton Live is an effort to share the music and culture of Cape Breton Island. Our hope is that the beauty that lives here will be felt through these live online shows and promote the musicians and venues that keep this unique traditional Celtic music alive. If you enjoy the music and energy felt through these shows, we urge you to plan a visit to Cape Breton and experience our live traditional music in person!

The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is a not-for profit society with a mandate to collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic music of Cape Breton Island through education, research and performance.

Thank you for supporting traditional music!
 


 


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  Show #50: Sunday Ceilidh with Chrissy Crowley & Friends
Recorded at: The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre - Judique (Jan 26, 2014)
Artists: Chrissy Crowley, Allan Dewar, Rachel Davis
     
  Show #49: Gaelic Milling Frolic
Recorded at: Cameron Hall - Whycocomagh (July 2009)
Artists: Colin Watson, Jessica MacLennan, Catriona Parsons, Roddy C. MacNeil, Mickey John H. MacNeil,
Maxie MacNeil, Anita MacDonald & more...
     
  Show #48: Cape Breton Live 'Take 2' CD Release (Part 2)
Recorded at: Celtic Music Interpretive Centre - Judique (May 2008)
Hosted by: Buddy MacDonald
Artists: Buddy MacDonald, Kinnon Beaton, Carl MacKenzie, Marc Boudreau, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac,
Howie MacDonald, Betty Beaton, Kathleen Leblanc-Poirier, Ryan J MacNeil, Pat Gillis
     
  Show #47: Cape Breton Live 'Take 2' CD Release (Part 1)
Recorded at: Celtic Music Interpretive Centre - Judique (May 2008)
Hosted by: Buddy MacDonald

Artists: Buddy MacDonald, Kinnon Beaton, Carl MacKenzie, Wendy MacIsaac, Howie MacDonald,
Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, Ryan J MacNeil, Pat Gillis
     
  Show #46: Cape Breton Live 'Take 2' CD Release (Part 2)
Recorded at: Inverness County Centre For The Arts - Inverness (May 2008)
Artists: Howie MacDonald, Carl MacKenzie, Marc Boudreau, Andrea Beaton, Robbie Fraser, Brenda Stubbert, Doug MacPhee, Isaac Fraser, Ryan J MacNeil, Kenneth Mackenzie, Pat Gillis, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #45: Cape Breton Live 'Take 2' CD Release (Part 1)
Recorded at: Inverness County Centre For The Arts - (May 2008)
Artists: Andrea Beaton, Brenda Stubbert, Howie MacDonald, Carl MacKenzie, Marc Boudreau, Doug MacPhee, Ryan J MacNeil, Kenneth Mackenzie, Pat Gillis, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #44: Cape Breton Live in Concert
Recorded at: Rose Theatre - Brampton, Ontario (November 2006)
Hosted by: Buddy MacDonald
Artists: Andrea Beaton, Glenn Graham, Howie MacDonald, Troy MacGillivray, Buddy MacDonald,
Kate Quinn, Cheryl Smith, Natalie MacMaster, Bob Quinn
     
  Show #43: Southwest Margaree & West Mabou Dances
Recorded at: Southwest Margaree Hall (August 2006) & West Mabou Hall (February 2006)
Artists:
Shelly Campbell, Allan Dewar, Sandy MacDonald, Troy MacGillivray, Mac Morin
     
  Show #42: West Mabou Dance & 'Andrea, Shelly & Friends' at the Celtic Colours Festival
Recorded at: West Mabou Hall (May 2006) & Lions Hall - St Peters (October 2006)
Artists: Andrea Beaton, Kinnon & Betty Beaton, Nuala Kennedy, Troy MacGillivray, Shelly Campbell,
Sandy MacDonald, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #41: Brook Village Square Dance
Recorded at: Brook Village Parish Hall (August 2006)
Artists: Ian MacDougall & Mac Morin
     
  Show #40: Ceilidh At Pipers Pub
Recorded at: Pipers Pub - Antigonish (July 2006)
Hosted by: Jo Ann England
Artists: Leanne Aucoin, Marion Dewar, Allan Dewar, John Pellerin, Stan Chapman, Junior Fraser,
Paul MacDonald, Matt Anderson
     
  Show #39: Brook Village Square Dance
Recorded at: Brook Village Parish Hall (August 2006)
Artists: Kinnon Beaton, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, Shelly Campbell
     
  Show #38: Annual Kintyre Farm Outdoor Concert
Recorded at: Kyntyre Farm - Judique (August 2000)
Hosted by: Glenn Graham & Andrea Beaton
Artists:
Gabrielle MacLellan, Andrea Beaton, Glenn Graham, Kinnon Beaton, Kiffie Carter, Ian MacDougall, Rodney MacDonald, Fin Moore, Ryan J. MacNeil, Betty Beaton, Heather Richards, Mac Morin, Mary Elizabeth MacInnis, Pius MacIsaac, Patrick Lamey, Sandy MacDonald, Patrick Gillis, Neil MacQuarrrie
     
  Show #37: 'Failte' CD Release (Part 2)
Recorded at: Celtic Music Interpretive Centre - Judique (June 2006)
Hosted by: Glenn Graham & Andrea Beaton
Artists: Celtic Music Centre, Judique
Buddy MacMaster, Kinnon Beaton, Robbie Fraser, Glenn Graham, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy,
Shelly Campbell, Betty Beaton, Isaac Fraser, Mac Morin, Ryan J. MacNeil
     
  Show #36: 'Failte' CD Release (Part 1)
Recorded at: Celtic Music Interpretive Centre - Judique (June 2006)
Hosted by: Glenn Graham & Andrea Beaton

Artists: Glenn Graham, Robbie Fraser, Buddy MacMaster, Kinnon Beaton, Rodney MacDonald, Ryan J. MacNeil, Betty Beaton, Isaac Fraser,  Andrea Beaton, Mac Morin
     
  Show #35: Live Tracks Compilation
Hosts: Glenn Graham & Andrea Beaton
Live tracks from commercial recordings.
Artists: Mari Rankin, Carl MacKenzie, Ryan J MacNeil, John Campbell and many more
     
  Show #34: Ceilidh At The Wave
Recorded at: The Wave Pub (University of PEI) - Charlottetown, PEI (February 2006)
Artists: Troy MacGillivray, Brent Chaisson, Mac Morin, Elmer Deagle
     
  Show #33: Glendale House Session
Recorded at: Donnie "Dougald" MacDonald's house at his 70th birthday gathering - Glendale (June 2005)
Artists: Ian MacDougall, Mac Morin, Donnie 'Dougald' MacDonald, Shelly Campbell, Sandy MacDonald,
Johnny MacDonald
     
  Show #32: West Mabou Square Dance
Recorded at: West Mabou Hall (March 2006)
Artists: Shelly Campbell, Troy MacGillivray, Kinnon Beaton, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #31: Alison Brown Quartet in Concert
Recorded at: Savoy Theatre - Glace Bay (April 2006)
Artists: Alison Brown Quartet with special guests; J.P Cormier, Hilda Chiasson-Cormier & Troy MacGillivray
     
  Show #30: Compilation Show
Recorded at: Various locations
Artists: Helen MacDonald, Kyle Gillis, Dawn MacDonald-Gillis, Howie MacDonald,
Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Richard Wood and more...
     
  Show #29: Sydney Curling Club Square Dance
Recorded at: Curling Club - Sydney (March 2006)
Artists: Helen MacDonald, Kyle Gillis, Dawn MacDonald-Gillis, Scott MacKenzie
     
  Show #28: West Mabou Square Dance (part 2) & East Coast Music Awards Showcase
Recorded at: West Mabou Hall (Feb 2006) & Delta Hotel Ballroom, Charlottetown, PEI (Feb 2006)
Artists: Troy MacGillivray,  Mac Morin, Jason Murdock, Kendra MacGillivray, Dani Oore, Brent Chiasson,
Adam Fine, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #26: "Ceilidhs Gone Wild" Dance & Concert
Recorded at: Basilica Recreation Centre - Charlottetown, PEI
Artists: Howie MacDonald, Mac Morin, Dave MacIsaac
     
  Show #25: West Mabou Square Dance (part 1)
Recorded at: West Mabou Hall (February 2006)
Artists:
Troy MacGillivray, Mac Morin, Jason Murdock, Pius MacIsaac
     
  Show #24: Bob MacEachern Tribute Concert
Recorded at: Community Centre - Judique (July 2004)
Artists:
Ian MacDougall, Kinnon Beaton, Glenn Graham, Shelly Campbell, Rodney MacDonald,
Andrea Beaton, Jackie Dunn, MacIsaac, Betty Beaton, Sandy MacDonald
     
  Show #23: New Year's Day House Party (Part 3)
Recorded at: Andrea Beaton's House - Judique (Jan 2006)
Artists: Buddy MacMaster, Dale Gillis, Andre Beaton, John Pellerin, Shelly Campbell, Kinnon Beaton,
Troy MacGillivray, Mac Morin, Betty Beaton, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #22: New Year's Day House Party (Part 2)
Recorded at: Andrea Beaton's House - Judique (Jan 2006)
Artists: Buddy MacMaster, Dale Gillis, Andre Beaton, John Pellerin, Shelly Campbell, Kinnon Beaton,
Troy MacGillivray, Mac Morin, Betty Beaton, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #21: New Year's Day House Party (Part 1)
Recorded at: Andrea Beaton's House - Judique (Jan 2006)
Artists: Buddy MacMaster, Dale Gillis, Andre Beaton, John Pellerin, Shelly Campbell, Kinnon Beaton,
Troy MacGillivray, Mac Morin, Betty Beaton, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #20: Celtic Colours Festival "Causeway Crossing" Concert
Recorded at: Civic Centre - Port Hawkesbury (October 2005)
Artists: Jerry Holland, Marion Dewar, Bruce Guthro, Allie Bennett, Phil Cunningham, Blazin' Fiddles
     
  Show #19: Celtic Colours Festival "The Beatons of Mabou" (Part 2)
Recorded at: Community Centre - Judique (October 2005)
Artists: Kinnon Beaton, Andrea Beaton, Glenn Graham, Rodney MacDonald, Elizabeth Beaton, Betty Beaton,
Mary Graham, Allison Beaton, Patrick Gillis
     
  Show #18: Celtic Colours Festival "The Beatons of Mabou" (Part 1)
Recorded at: Community Centre - Judique (October 2005)
Artists: Kinnon Beaton, Andrea Beaton, Glenn Graham, Rodney MacDonald, Elizabeth Beaton, Betty Beaton,
Mary Graham, Allison Beaton, Patrick Gillis
     
  Show #17: Celtic Colours Festival:  The Boston States & Beyond
Recorded at: Breton Education Centre - New Waterford,
Boisdale Firehall & Octagon Arts Centre - Dingwall (October 2005)
Artists: Howie MacDonald, Dave MacIsaac, Doug MacPhee, Mary Jessie MacDonald, Jennifer Roland
     
  Show #16: Dance & House Party
Recorded at: Boisdale Firehall (October 2005), West Mabou Hall (September 2005) &
Andrea Beaton's House - Judique (September 2005)
Artists: Rodney MacDonald, Glenn Graham, Andrea Beaton, Buddy MacMaster, Kimberly Gillis, Ian MacDougall, Kinnon Beaton, Joel Chiasson, Howie MacDonald, Betty Beaton, Mac Morin, Allan Dewar,
Sandy MacDonald, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #15: Celtic Colours Festival "Songs, Tunes & Stories"
Recorded at: Community Hall - Bras D'Or (October 2005)
Artists: Kimberley Fraser, Brenda Stubbert, David Francey, Joe Derrane and the Boston Edge
     
  Show #14: Celtic Colours Festival "Compilation Show"
Recorded at: Recreation Centre - Marion Bridge, St Mary's Parish Hall - Glendale, Boisdale Firehall
& St Matthews United Church - Inverness
Artists: Material not previously broadcast from The Music of The River, Raising The Roof, The Tune Makers
and Tunes for The Mira Celtic Colours Festival concerts
     
  Show #13: Celtic Colours Festival "The Music of The River Concert"
Recorded at: St Mary's Parish Hall - Glendale (October 2005)
Artists: Theresa MacLellan, Alex Francis MacKay, Shelly Campbell, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac,
Carl MacKenzie, Dave MacIsaac
     
  Show #12: Boisdale Square Dance
Recorded at: Boisdale Firehall (October 2005)
Artists: Rodney MacDonald, Glenn Graham, Joel Chiasson, Howie MacDonald
     
  Show #11: Celtic Colours Festival "Raising The Roof Concert"
Recorded at: Boisdale Firehall (October 2005)
Artists: Nuala Kennedy, Brian Óheadhra, Howie MacDonald, Liz Doherty & Friends
     
  Show #10: Celtic Colours Festival "The Tune Makers Concert"
Recorded at: St Matthews United Church - Inverness (October 2005)
Artists:
Jerry Holland, Brenda Stubbert, Kinnon Beaton, Phil Cunningham & more
     
  Show #09: The Men of The Deeps in Concert
Recorded at: Louisbourg Playhouse - Louisbourg
Artists: The Men Of The Deeps
     
  Show #08: Beòlach at The Celtic Colours Festival
Recorded at: Recreation Centre - Marion Bridge (October 2005)
Artists: Wendy MacIsaac, Mairi Rankin, Ryan J. MacNeil, Mac Morin, Patrick Gillis
     
  Show #07: Pipers Ceilidh
Recorded at: Strathspey Place - Mabou (October 2005)
Artists: Ryan J. MacNeil, Kevin Dugas, Matt MacIsaac, Troy MacGillivray, Sheamus MacNeil, Boyd MacNeil,
Katriona MacNeil
     
  Show #06: West Mabou Dance
Recorded at: West Mabou Hall (September 2005)
Artists: Andrea Beaton & Joel Chiasson
     
  Show #05: Compilation Show
Recorded at: Various locations
Artists: Various Artists - Material from our first four shows not previously broadcast
     
  Show #04: Ceilidh At The Creamery
Recorded at: The Creamery - Port Hawkesbury (September 2005)
Hosted by: Shane MacDougall & Paul Davis

Artists: Wendy MacIsaac, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, Mary Jane Lamond, Kenneth MacKenzie,
Anita MacDonald, Marianne Jewel
     
  Show #03: Cape Breton House Party
Recorded at: Andrea Beaton's House - Judique (September 2005)
Hosted by:
Shane MacDougall
Andrea Beaton, Kinnon Beaton, Ian MacDougall, Buddy MacMaster, Ryan J. MacNeil, Mac Morin,
Allan Dewar, Betty Beaton, Sandy MacDonald, Cheryl Smith
     
  Show #02: Saturday Ceilidh at The Doryman Tavern
Recorded at: The Doryman Tavern - Cheticamp (September 2005)
Artists: Troy MacGillivray & Joel Chiasson With special guests Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy,
Cheryl Smith, Andrea Beaton, Dara Smith, Richard Wood.
     
  Show #01: Natalie & Buddy MacMaster CD Release Party  ****  Free Show! Listen here
Recorded at: Community Centre - Judique (August 2005)
Hosted by: Shane MacDougall
Artists: Natalie MacMaster & Buddy MacMaster with Betty Beaton and Dave MacIsaac.