July 12, August 17, August 31 & September 14, 2019


Kick up your heels to jigs and reels of bagpipers and fiddlers serenading your Cape Breton Island adventure.
Enjoy a musical walk along the beautiful Celtic Shores Coastal Trail with your fiddler guide, Chrissy Crowley, dine seaside on lobster, then hop aboard a fishing boat for an exclusive Ceilidh at sea and local whisky tasting. You'll be dancing like a local in no time!

Meet fellow travellers at the Celtic Music Centre over delicious local crab and oatcakes, sparkling Nova 7 wine, and local craft beer before heading to the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail
for an afternoon of oceanside music and dancing!

Keep the beat with the fiddle as you try some steps, hear local stories, and have fun pronouncing Gaelic phrases with your local fiddler guide and Celtic culture insider, Chrissy Crowley (of the Cape Breton supergroup, Còig). A beautiful lobster picnic awaits, overlooking the ocean and local fishing wharf with live acoustic music. Savour homemade seafood chowder, freshly-steamed lobster and delicious blueberry bread pudding with caramel sauce--our house specialty!

The party's just begun as you board a lobster fishing boat for an exclusive sunset Ceilidh and Glenora Distillery whiskey tasting--complete with lively locals to 'get you up on the floor' dancing an authentic square set.

Meet & greet local food & music     Selfie with our highland bagpiper    

Experience Includes:

» Meet and Greet at Celtic Music Centre with crabcakes, Nova7—Nova Scotia’s award-winning wine, and local craft beer;
» Hear Local Lingo and Stories: Pick up a few words in Gaelic on a guided walk along the beautiful Celtic Shores Coastal Trail;
» Private Cape Breton Step Dance instruction on the Celtic Shores Trail with traditional fiddle music, overlooking the ocean;
» Exclusive Oceanview Lobster Dinner with local ingredients, wines, craft beer, and live music;
» Sunset Boat Ceilidh: Join lively locals aboard Gillis Lobster Tours & Charter's authentic lobster fishing boat for a square
   dance with live music and local  drinks;
» Exclusive Whisky Tasting: Enjoy Glen Breton single malt whisky from Cape Breton's award-winning Glenora Distillery, North
   America’s first single malt whisky distiller (other local beverages also available onboard);
» Transportation back to the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Stepdancing overlooking the ocean     Freshly steamed lobster

2019 Experience Dates:
July 12 -- August 17  --  August 31  -- September 14
The experience takes place from approximately 4:00pm-9:00pm, depending on sunset times.

Experience Details:
Celtic Music Interpretive Centre / Ceilidh Coastal Trail / Baxter's Cove
Tour Price:  $370 CAD + tax
(approx $295 USD - See currency converter)

     Seafood chowder

For additional information or help finding accommodation, contact us at 902-787-2708 or info@celticmusiccentre.com.

Sunset boat ceilidhTour Conditions:

Reservations are required.
This is an exclusive tour and space is limited to a maximum of 16 people.
A minimum of 8 participants are required for the experience to take place.
Participants must be of legal drinking age in Nova Scotia (19+ years)

All snacks, meals and drinks included—just bring your camera/phone, comfortable shoes, and clothing (jacket or heavy sweater) for the walk and boat tour as the weather can change quickly from the day to evening.

Full payment is due upon booking and is non-refundable
if cancelled less than 30 days prior.

Reservation may be transferred under another name
with 24 hours advance notice.

In the event of an inclement weather forecast or the minimum reservations not being met, the tour will be cancelled. Alternative dates may be offered if available or full registration fees will be refunded. Participants will be notified 72 hours in advance if a tour must be cancelled due to weather forecast or other unforeseen circumstances.

Private/Group tours must be booked at least four weeks
in advance and are based on availability.
Tours only available in July, August & September.

Nearby Accommodations:

Port Hood
(10 minutes North from Judique)
(10 minutes South from Judique)
(20 minutes North from Judique)
Port Hawkesbury (20 minutes South from Judique)


Don't miss your chance to take part in an exclusive authentic cultural experience!
For additional information call us at 902-787-2708 or email info@celticmusiccentre.com.

Sunset boat ceilidh