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October 11th–19th, 2013

Celtic Colours celebrates exceptional 2012 festival and kicked–off 2013 by showcasing Cape Breton talent in Dublin and Glasgow.

The 16th annual Celtic Colours International Festival was an outstanding success by any measurement and a record– smashing year in terms of ticket sales. A total of 20,276 tickets were sold to performances, an increase of almost 2,000 tickets over the previous high reached in 2011, marking the first time the Festival has sold more than 20,000 tickets. An additional 13,854 patrons from all over the world joined the celebration by tuning in to live concerts streamed via the internet.
It was also a big year in other ways. Celtic Colours offered 46 performances as well as 238 Community Cultural Experiences in partnership with 117 non–profit organizations and venues. Community Cultural Experiences were held in 45 communities and were attended by 14,000 people. More than 2,000 volunteers contributed 27,000 hours toward making the event a success.
But Festival organizers had no time to relax and reflect on the success of 2012. Celtic Colours was thrilled to have been invited to present a showcase of Cape Breton talent at both the Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin and Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow in late January. A Taste of Celtic Colours showcased some of Cape Breton’s leading contemporary stars, including Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac’s new band, fiddler/pianist Kimberley Fraser and singer–songwriter Cyril MacPhee.
The 17th Celtic Colours International Festival takes place October 11th–19th, 2013. The line–up will announced in late June with tickets going on sale in early July.

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