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Live Music

With more fiddlers per capita than anywhere else in the world, you can bet music will be on tap wherever you go on our Island. In addition to fiddlers like Natalie MacMaster and Ashley MacIsaac, the Island has produced Grammy-winning songwriter Gordie Sampson, legendary rocker Matt Minglewood, and many others. It’s the heart and soul of Cape Breton Island—so be sure to hear it live at our many community concert series and world-renowned festivals.

Live Music on Cape Breton Island

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Countdown to Makin' Waves

Next Date: Jul 27, 2021

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

In person music returns on Tuesdays and Saturdays this July, with the Countdown to Makin’ Waves series taking place at City Hall in Sydney...


Songs in Small Spaces

Next Date: Jul 29, 2021

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Launching July 8 on the Makin’ Waves Facebook page, “Songs in Small Spaces” is a weekly web series filmed just before the May lock...


Brian Cathcart at the Portside

Next Date: Jul 29, 2021

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Head on down to the Sydney waterfront to the Portside Beer Garden for some great tunes, food and beverages. Brian Cathcart will be live at t...


Live Music on the Mountain

Next Date: Jul 30, 2021

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Whycocomagh

Doing what Cape Breton does best – getting together and sharing music, beverages, and laughs in Canada’s 1st off-grid pub at Iro...


Summer Capers

Next Date: Aug 3, 2021

From the makers of the Cape Breton Christmas Hour, Summer Capers features Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Jenn Sheppard and Stephen Mu...


Makin' Waves Festival 2021

Next Date: Aug 5, 2021

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Makin’ Waves presented by Sydney Credit Union makes its return to the CBRM this August. Beginning on Thursday, August 5, and continuing w...


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