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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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The Barn Concert-Ceilidhs

Next Date: Oct 1, 2022

Regions: Cabot Trail, Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Margaree Valley

On the grounds of the Normaway Inn, The Barn, operated by the Barn Music and Theatre Society, presents weekly Concert-Ceilidhs on Wednesdays...


West Mabou Square Dance

Next Date: Oct 1, 2022

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Mabou

The West Mabou Hall is best-known as the venue of the West Mabou Family Square Dances which have been held weekly for over 30 years and are ...


"An Afternoon in the South West" Concert

Next Date: Oct 2, 2022

Regions: Cabot Trail, Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Southwest Margaree

Join in for a special afternoon concert featuring the talents of Cameron Chisholm and Shelly Campbell, Colin Grant, Donna Hebert and Robert ...


Port Hawkesbury Ceilidhs

Next Date: Oct 4, 2022

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Port Hawkesbury

The Port Hawkesbury Ceilidhs, initially known as the Ceilidh at the Creamery, debuted in 1996 at a time when there were very few ceilidhs h...


Gobblefest Music Festival

Next Date: Oct 6, 2022

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney & Area

Gobblefest is a three-day music festival based in Sydney, Nova Scotia, that showcases local artists! The annual Thanksgiving tradition retur...


Blueberry Jam Harvest Series

Next Date: Oct 7, 2022

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Mabou

Blueberry Jam started in 2019 as an Outdoor Concert at Big Belle Farm, a 170-year-old heritage farm owned by Paul and Adele Meagher on Mabou...


Celtic Colours International Festival

Next Date: Oct 7, 2022

Regions: 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 O...


Hike the Coxheath Colours & Ceilidh

Next Date: Oct 15, 2022

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

The annual Hike the Coxheath Colours and Ceilidh will take place on October 15th , 1-4pm. Come and celebrate the splendor of the fall colour...


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