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October 7th – 15th 2011

In October 2011, the Celtic Colours International Festival will celebrate its fifteenth year. Since 1997, this award-winning, world-renowned festival has featured hundreds of musicians from all over the Celtic world and attracted tens of thousands of visitors to picturesque Cape Breton Island, on Canada’s east coast. Over the years, artists have traveled from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, Brittany, Spain, Denmark, Germany, and Cuba as well as from across the United States and Canada to join the finest of Cape Breton’s musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and tradition-bearers for the annual Autumn celebration.

Cape Breton Island is home to a unique combination of music and culture, inspired by 19th Century settlers from Scotland and Ireland, and influenced by the Aboriginal Mi’kmaq people, the island’s physical geography, and the waves of immigrants who populated its communities during industrialization. The Celtic Colours International Festival celebrates the traditional culture of the Island, presenting dozens of concerts, an extensive line-up of community events, and a nightly Festival Club during nine days each October. The fifteenth Celtic Colours International Festival will take place October 7-15, 2011. The full festival lineup will be announced during the third week of June and tickets will go on sale in July.

For more information about Celtic Colours International Festival, to see photos from the Festival, or to watch video previews and highlights visit

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