Skip to main content

International Night of a Thousand Fiddles

13727 Route 19

1-902-258-2662



Glenora Distillery, North America’s first single malt whisky distillery, located in Glenville, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada is pleased to announce the International Night of A Thousand Fiddles.

We would like to establish a world record of the most fiddles played on one night worldwide.

The event was inspired by the legendary fiddler and composer John MacDougall.  MacDougall, who passed away in 2008, used to play at the distillery but now may be better known as one of the most prolific composers of Scottish music. He is thought to have composed more than 38,000 pieces, sometimes as many as 65 tunes in a single day. This was in addition to his work repairing fiddles, tuning pianos, performing and teaching.

To participate and be a part of this historic event, play the tune “Fiddler’s Choice” (found via our website or Facebook page) or a reel of your choosing on the night of August 31, 2019 in your home or wherever is convenient. Then let us know you participated by emailing us at [email protected] or by posting your picture or short video on this page or on other social media using the hashtag #Nightof1000Fiddles

Nearby Things To Do

Grease

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Glace Bay

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink...


Celtic Colours International Festival

Next Date: Oct 19, 2019

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast, Cabot Trail, Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Louisbourg Area, Bras d’Or Lake

The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in Oct...


Related Stories

Celtic Heart of North America

Experience Celtic Colours

Destination Cape Breton will be live streaming from Celtic Colours. Experience the music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate Celtic culture.

View More