Art Exhibition: Dana Ryan (with live Jazz)

Date: Tuesday, December 5 2023

Join us on December 5th for an evening of art, music and refreshments.

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Christmas In Cape Breton- Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Date: Sunday, December 10 2023

After fifteen glorious years, Bette MacDonald’s Tis The Season is changing things up. Bette and Maynard return in Christmas in Cape Breton with Jordan Musycsyn and Juno nominee and ECMA award winners Wendy MacIsaac and Mac Morin of internationally acclaimed celtic group, Beolach. This show will deliver two jam-packed hours of belly laughs, lively tunes and songs that celebrate Christmases past! Like its predecessor, this show promises to be an official kick-off to the holidays and for the cast, this…

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Bochans and a Birthday

Date: Friday, September 29 2023

The Society for the Ships of 1801 is pleased to present their newest show entitled Bochans and a Birthday. The society is a group of some 35 cast members who come together each year to provide an original thematic concert. The last six shows have been set in a traditional style Ceilidh House on the Keppoch. The Ceilidh House was common to most communities and gave the neighbours a chance to gather, exchange news, gossip, do some courting, sing, dance…

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We’koqma’q L’nue’kati’s first Mawiomi

Date: Friday, September 1 2023 to Monday, September 4 2023

Join us for We’koqma’q L’nue’kati’s first Mawiomi in 15 years! Come join us for daily sunrise ceremonies, daily evening feasts, a baby welcoming ceremony, an archery demo, naming ceremony, healing ceremony and so much more traditional activities!

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Mabou School of Cape Breton Step Dance

Date: Monday, July 24 2023 to Wednesday, June 28 2023

Experience culture as it lives in Mabou, Cape Breton Island! Come enjoy a week of percussive dance and traditional music in scenic Mabou village. This school features some of the island’s finest dancers, musicians and Gaelic singers and is led by Melody Cameron, a Mabou based fiddler and dancer with over 40 years of experience.  The goals for the school are not only to offer high quality dance instruction, but also to give participants a well rounded Mabou, Cape Breton…

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Quilt & Artisan Market

Date: Wednesday, August 2 2023 to Sunday, August 6 2023

We are back! Join us for our Quilt & Artisan Market August 2-6, open daily from 10am to 4pm.

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West Mabou Square Dance

Date: Saturday, June 18 2022 to Saturday, October 29 2022

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 a well-established attraction of Cape Breton Island's Celtic music scene.  These dances are attended by locals and visitors alike and feature the island's best-known traditional musicians.  Our Inverness County square sets are easy to learn.  Come join the fun!  All ages welcome!

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Fiddler Howie MacDonald and Friends at the Barn

Date: Wednesday, August 24 2022 to Friday, October 14 2022

Enjoy traditional Celtic Music in an authentic setting with superb acoustics. Featuring Howie MacDonald on fiddle along with Beverly MacLean on Piano and Douglas Cameron on Fiddle in Concert at the Barn, 691 Egypt Road, Margaree Valley, on the grounds of the Normaway Inn. For information or reservations, please call 902-248-2987 or 1-800-565-9463. The musicians below are performing on August 24. The names of those joining Howie for the other 3 concerts will be announced later. Howie MacDonald a member…

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The Barn Concert-Ceilidhs

Date: Wednesday, July 6 2022 to Friday, October 21 2022

On the grounds of the Normaway Inn, The Barn, operated by the Barn Music and Theatre Society, presents weekly Concert-Ceilidhs on Wednesdays in July and August and Fridays in September to late October. This years first scheduled performance will be a Kitchenfest Ceilidh on July 6th. The Barn features the best Celtic Music performers on Cape Breton along with emerging talents and impromptu guest performers. The atmosphere is informal, the acoustics are excellent, and the local crowd graciously shares the…

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Sunday Ceilidh at the Celtic Music Centre

Date: Saturday, January 1 2022 to Saturday, December 31 2022

Join us every Sunday all year from 2:00-5:00 pm (restaurant opens at 12:00 pm, June 30-Oct 16, 2022). Live traditional Celtic music featuring some of Cape Breton's finest musicians. Come to square dance or just sit and enjoy! Our menu of Nova Scotia favourites features a signature seafood chowder, traditional lobster sandwich, fish cakes, Seafood linguini, a variety of grilled sandwiches, burgers, crepes, fresh salads, tasty desserts and more, all house made. Fully licensed bar featuring a variety of local…

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