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October 5th – 13th, 2012

2012 Venues Announced

The Celtic Colours International Festival won’t start for another five months, but requests for information are already pouring in from around the world. “We receive regular requests for information about the festival throughout the year,” says Mary Pat Mombourquette, Celtic Colours Business Director. “But around this time of year, the volume really picks up. As soon as the venues and communities are announced, people start planning their vacations.”

You’d expect that after fifteen years or so, some things would become routine. But that is definitely not the case with the Celtic Colours International Festival, which has been named a Signature Experience event by the Canadian Tourism Commission. Going into its 16th season, the Cape Breton Island–wide event seems to start fresh every year. And the first step in putting it all together is figuring out just where the concerts and community events will take place. This process starts in January with a call for expressions of interest. All applications are evaluated for suitability according to set criteria, and although some venues are selected year after year, all applications are evaluated each year. This year, the festival opens Friday, October 5th and wraps up the following Saturday, October 13th. Forty-six concerts will take place in 33 communities around Cape Breton Island. The full 2012 line–up and schedule will be announced June 25th. Tickets go on sale July 9th.

See the full list of 2012 venues and communities at the website

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