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Celtic Colours International Festival

October 5th – 13th, 2012

2011 was a banner year for the Celtic Colours International Festival. Celebrating its 15th year, the Cape Breton Island-wide event partnered with 130 non-profit organizations and venues to present more than 300 performers in 45 concerts and 298 Community Cultural Experience events. More than 2,000 volunteers contributed almost 27,000 hours toward making the event a success. Held in 76 communities, the Festival attracted visitors from all Canadian provinces, 50 US states and territories, and 19 other countries. 18,323 tickets were sold, and more than 12,000 people attended Community Cultural Experience events. An additional 6,649 people from all over the world tuned in to the Festival as nine concerts were streamed live online.

Celtic Colours’ 15th year was an exciting one from start to finish. In April, the Festival founders Joella Foulds and Max MacDonald were inducted into the Cape Breton Tourism Hall of Fame. The following month, Foulds received an Honourary Degree from Cape Breton University. In October, Celtic Colours was named to the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Signature Experiences CollectionTM and then in November the Festival won the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s National Cultural Tourism Award. In December Artistic Director Joella Foulds was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of her contributions to Cape Breton Island’s cultural sector as an arts administrator and volunteer.

The 16th Celtic Colours International Festival will take place October 5th-13th, 2012. The line–up will be announced in June with tickets going on sale in July.

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