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Celtic Colours International Festival

October 9th – 17th, 2015

In October 2015, the Celtic Colours International Festival will celebrate its nineteenth 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 travelled from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, Brittany, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Cuba, and Mali – 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 nineteenth Celtic Colours International Festival will take place October 9th – 17th, 2015. The full festival line–up will be announced June 22th and tickets will go on sale July 6th.

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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