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October 11th–19th, 2013

Celtic Colours International Festival presents Celtic Colours in the Schools.

Celtic Colours International Festival understands that for culture and tradition to continue to thrive, they must be passed on to the next generation. To ensure the youngest generation of musicians, storytellers, dancers and singers is inspired to learn more about their heritage, Celtic Colours offers three programs to schools across Cape Breton Island. The elementary school program is a musical participatory presentation celebrating how Celtic cultural heritage is still prevalent today. It takes place in May, which is Gaelic Awareness Month in Nova Scotia. Delivered by young Gaelic speakers and musicians, the program presents a current context of traditional music, song, and story.

The junior and senior high school program is a performance– based presentation that brings professional artists from the festival line–up into the schools to share Celtic culture through music. Local and international artists participate and students and their educators get an opportunity to see Celtic music in a new light.
The newest program, Roots in the Room, consists of a series of classroom visits from local musical artists – songwriters and composers – working in the Roots/Traditional genre, who share their personal stories, musical style, and knowledge with the students.

The 17th Celtic Colours International Festival takes place 11th–19th October, 2013 on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. The line–up will be announced in late June with tickets going on sale in early July.

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