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Friday, November 24th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX -Bauer Theatre-family stage: 902-867-3333: 8pm - Music, Courage and Grace, Too (Fundraiser) St. FX -Bauer Theatre-main stage: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - Music, Courage and Grace, Too:-A Tribute To The Music Of Gord Downie ; All ages 19+ A concert, celebrating the music of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip. It is also a fundraiser, with ticket proceeds and donations going to The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, who is a supporting sponsor of this event. entertainers are:=Eddie Cummings, Johnathan Bennett, Katie Jamieson, Liam Brophy (Leeboy), Clifton Pettipas, Jenn Laudadio, Brian England, Whiskeysmoke Blues Band ...and more!! with host Brent Collins; [HipShowDonations@gmail.com ] St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald St. Martha's Hospital-Clare Marie Gathering Place: 11am to 2pm - Jingle Bell Frolic Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 7pm - Rob Murphy The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Halifax (Halafacs) Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 8pm - Jesse Cook and the Beyond Borders Tour Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8:30pm - Dave Goyetche The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - Alfie + Amber J - The Grawood: 6136 University Ave.: 8pm - music of Fleetwood Mac! ; @$ 2; 19+ The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 9pm - Richard Wood & Gordon Belscher The Seahorse Tavern: 2037 Gottingen St.: 902-423-7200: 9pm - Hey Ocean! Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: - : Silver Moon 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Lismore (Lios Mór) Community Centre: 4699 hwy 245: 7pm - Variety concert ; proceeds to Karen Lynn MacDonald Allergy Awareness Society [ last friday of month] Louisbourg Louisbourg Playhouse: 11 Aberdeen St.: 45°55.169′N 59°58.276′W: 902-733-2996, 1-888-733-2787: 8pm; 23rd-season 8pm - The Men of the Deeps -new Christmas CD; @$ 28 Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 9pm to 2am - benefit dance ; @$ 5 Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre-J. Franklin Wright Gallery: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-7891: 7pm to 8pm - Tall Ships Exhibit; 'Seascapes & Ships'; Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Port Hood (Sestico) St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church Hall: 239 Main St.: 902-787-2740: 7pm to 9pm - The Little White Church music jam session @$ 5; -lite lunch; All musicians are welcome to come and play ; [ next Nov 10th, 24th ] Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sherbrooke Sherbrooke Village: 42 Main St.: 902-522-2400, 1-888-743-7845: - Old Fashioned Christmas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: 6pm - An Nollaig Gàidhealach ~ Christmas at the Gaelic College (all ages) Gaelic immersion weekend with instructors=David Rankin, Bethanne MacEachen, Joyce MacDonald, Margie Beaton Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover; Cape Breton University-Boardmore Playhouse: #47 Annual season: 1250 Grand Lake Rd.: 902-563-1652: 7pm - • “Girls Like That” Centre 200: 481 George St.: 1-902-564-2200, 1-877-545-3330: 8pm - “Black Friday” Comedy Night: Tom Green, Stirling Scott, Nick Beaton. Hearthstone Inn-Commoner Table & Tap pub: 560 Kings Road: 902-539-8101: 7pm - Ryan Cook CD release-"having a Great Time"; @$10; hosted by Big Spruce Brewing Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: 8pm - She Loves Me Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion--Main Concourse: 74 Esplanade: 4pm - #4th Annual Christmas at the Port; @ $2 at door (Kids 12 & under are free) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse & Pub: 424 Charlotte St.: 902-270-8003: 5pm - “After Work Party” with Taylor Burton 9:30pm - The Tristan Legg Duo Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) Duke's Place Bar & Grill: 1 Pitt St.: 902-736-6216: - “Rapping Gifts For Christmas Daddies”. with X-Plycit Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Truro Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7:30pm - Hubtown theatre-exit who Royal Canadian Legion-Branch # 26-Colchester: 42 Brunswick Street: 7pm to midnight - 'Lenore & Friends Kitchen Party' with 12 bands; @$ 12 Duncan MacLeod & Flashback, Partly Bored, Eric Bowers, The Terry Family, Gordie Tucker & Son & Students, Katie Delaney, The McCready Brothers, Sarah Matheson, Chris Elgee, Carl Goodwin & Chris Terry Tim Ross & Pete Betts, Betsy MacDonald & Corey Matheson, Dale Grace, Barry Ryan & Abby Aucoin Ten Mile House, Lew Moss & The Lost Cause ; to raise funds for Outsider Insight and Autism Nova Scotia.

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Saturday, November 25th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald St. FX-Immaculata Hall: 902-867-2196: 7pm to 8:30pm - #2nd Annual -'Dance for Life'-with Liliona Quarmyne St. Paul's Anglican Church: 96 Church St.: 10am to 1pm - Pysanky Workshop: Ukrainian Easter Eggs for Christmas; @$ 15 held in Church basement; DescriptionAll of Us Society for Art Presentation https://www.facebook.com/events/259223284603403/ The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm to 10pm - Michelle Tompkins Baddeck (Badaig) Alexander Graham Bell Museum: 559 Chebucto St.: 46°06.250′N 60°44.755′W: 1-902-295-2069: 7pm to 10pm - Small Halls Intimate Sessions (2); under our Silver Dart ; with Ryan Cook. & Norma MacDonald ; @ $15 per person. Seating is limited Boularderie (An t-Eilean Mór) Top of Kelly's Mountain: noon to 3pm - Kellys Mountian Blockade; -'Reclaim Turtle Island's event.'; The Mining Association of Nova Scotia is pushing again in areas completely covered by the Kluscap Wilderness Area. Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: - no entertainment 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment École du Carrefour: 201A Portage Ave.: 7pm - The Halifax Harmonizers present their annual show, "Malt Shop Sock Hop"; @$ 20 with The Halifax Boys Honour Choir, Rising Tide , The Unconscious Collective Vocal Ensemble, & enJOY. http://www.halifaxharmonizers.ca/ Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: - dance with Relatives 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Chedabucto Place Performance Centre: 27 Green St.: 902-533-2015: 7pm to 9pm - Working Classless; @$ 10 http://www.workingclassband.com Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon Halifax Citadel-Garrison Grounds: noon to 4pm - the #28th Annual -Victorian Christmas; BOTH Days-with the 78th Highlanders; Admission is free with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash). Presented with support from the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association, Atlantic Fabrics, Mix 96-5, Newfoundland Chocolate Company and Parks Canada. Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 4:30pm - Flamenco w/ Daniel MacNeil & Friends The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 7pm - Keith Mullins W/Angelo Spinazzola 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 10pm - Goldblooms - The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 9pm - Richard Wood & Gordon Belscher The Seahorse Tavern: 2037 Gottingen St.: 902-423-7200: 8pm - Wannabe: A Tribute To The Spice Girls $20.98-advance The Shriners' Hall: ....Cape Breton Adult Dance: 3530 Connolly St.: 9:30pm to 1am - Cape Breton Adult Dance with Mike Hall, Kolten MacDonnell , @ $ 10; 19+ ; presented by the Cape Breton Charitable Association of Halifax; Inverness (An Sithean) Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 132-Captain Angus L MacDonald: 15785 Central Ave.: 902-258-2340: 9pm - Long Time Running-THE LAST CONCERT OF THE TRAGICALLY HIP; FREE Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: - Mary Beth Carty 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 Little Narrows (An Caolas Beag) Community Centre: 134 Highway 223: 902-756-2413: 8pm to midnight - Benefit Dance for Johnny Osborne; [ He has many medical and traveling needs during his time of sickness. ] Live music by The Corner Crew. Mabou (An Drochaid) Community Centre-St. Mary's Parish Hall: 11538 Main St.: 46°04.341′N 61°23.412′W: - Dinner Theatre - River Hill Player's "Finnegan's Farewell" Catering will be by Mary Lorette. Sponsored by Mabou Hall Committee. Fundraiser for the paving of Hall Parking Lot, @$ 40 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 10pm to 2am - the Privateers & High Society; @$ 17.50; 19+ K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Northside East Bay (Taobh Tuath Bàigh An Iar) Volunteer Fire Hall: 310 Eskasoni Rd: 8pm to 11pm - #7th Annual Fall Ceilidh; [ 902-828-2180, 902-828-2625 ] Nyanza (Waqmitkuk) Big Spruce Brewing: .......Intimate music sessions: 64 Yankee Line Rd.: 902-295-2537: seating is limited, - Ryan Cook CD release-"having a Great Time"; ; hosted by Big Spruce Brewing Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre-J. Franklin Wright Gallery: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-7891: 7pm to 8pm - Tall Ships Exhibit; 'Seascapes & Ships'; Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro: #8790 Hwy #19: 902-787-3035: 9pm to 1am - IWK fundraiser Rocky Bay Irish Club: 751 Rocky Bay Road: 902-226-3463: 2pm to 6pm - Pink Ribbon Event-for Ann England-undergoing advanced breast cancer treatment; Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sherbrooke Sherbrooke Village: 42 Main St.: 902-522-2400, 1-888-743-7845: - Old Fashioned Christmas 7pm - Christmas Old Victorian Lantern Tour; @$ 10; starts from the Company store St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] 6pm - An Nollaig Gàidhealach ~ Christmas at the Gaelic College (all ages) Gaelic immersion weekend with instructors=David Rankin, Bethanne MacEachen, Joyce MacDonald, Margie Beaton St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Lion’s Hall: 32 Lions Avenue: 902-535-2482: 9am - #22nd annual festival of trees http://www.visitstpeters.com/festival-of-trees/ Royal Canadian Legion-Branch # 47: 6834 Grand Anse Hwy #4: 902-345-2610: 9pm - adult dance with 'the Relatives'; @$10 ; 19+ Sydney (Suidni) Allure: 418 George St.: 10pm - Country Night Breton Brewing: ......2017 Oct 7th--Hoptober Fest.: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 8pm - Ben Miller And Anita MacDonald Cape Breton University-Boardmore Playhouse: #47 Annual season: 1250 Grand Lake Rd.: 902-563-1652: 7pm - • “Girls Like That” Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: 8pm - She Loves Me Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion--Main Concourse: 74 Esplanade: 4pm - #4th Annual Christmas at the Port; @ $2 at door (Kids 12 & under are free) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse & Pub: 424 Charlotte St.: 902-270-8003: 5pm & 9:30pm - The Tristan Legg Duo Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) Duke's Place Bar & Grill: 1 Pitt St.: 902-736-6216: - music by bandit Sydney River (Abhainn Shuidni) CB Farmer's market: 340 Keltic Drive: 902-564-9948: 8:30am to 1pm - year round farmers market; http://www.farmersmarketcapebreton.com Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; 7:30pm - Kevin Aitchison Truro Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7:30pm - Hubtown theatre-exit who West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: - Kinnon & Betty Lou Beaton 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free;

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Sunday, November 26th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald St. FX-Immaculata Hall: 902-867-2196: 2pm to 3pm - dance workshop with Liliona Quarmyne, featuring "Songor, our Life! Atsiakpo, our Death!" This is a dance drama highlighting the women of Ghana's struggle to preserve their salt water lagoon. " The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Boularderie (An t-Eilean Mór) Top of Kelly's Mountain: noon to 3pm - Kellys Mountian Blockade; -'Reclaim Turtle Island's event.'; The Mining Association of Nova Scotia is pushing again in areas completely covered by the Kluscap Wilderness Area. Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' St. Vincent De Paul Stewardship Centre: 320 Flying Cloud Dr.: 902-435-2500: 7pm to 9pm - "CAROL SING"; Featuring: Dartmouth All-City Senior Orchestra; Dartmouth All-City Senior Concert Band; Mass Choirs from St Vincent de Paul, St Thomas More; St John XXIII; St Clements; St Peter's parishes (plus more parish choirs to be added) @$ 10; fundraiser for roof fund Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 2pm - KidsPaint 6pm - crafts with Jennifer Ludlow The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney Halifax (Halafacs) Halifax Citadel-Garrison Grounds: noon to 4pm - the #28th Annual -Victorian Christmas; BOTH Days-with the 78th Highlanders; Admission is free with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash). Presented with support from the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association, Atlantic Fabrics, Mix 96-5, Newfoundland Chocolate Company and Parks Canada. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 2pm - Tafelmusik: The Circle Of Creation The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 7pm - The Jerry Cans $22.5 The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing Havre Boucher Community Centre: ..... Hank's Jam: 12401 Highway #4: 902-234-2188: 2pm to 5pm - Hank's Jamboree, [normally every 4th Sunday] our 9th season; @$ 5; lite lunch, [musicians free, ] all proceeds go towards Community Centre, presented by the Havre Boucher & Area Cultural Development & Recreation Association Inverness (An Sithean) ICCA Arts Centre: #16080 Hwy #19: 46°14.404′N 61°17.849′W: 902-258-2533, 902-258-3212: 11am to 3pm - Elves Fair; Mill Road Social Enterprises.: 20 Mill Road: 7pm - an evening of live music . Performers including: Rodney MacDonald, Francis MacDonald, Jim Mustard, Ginette Michaud, Ashley Mac Donnell, Glen Mac Eachern, Mark & Casidhe Palmer. & others Free Admission, donations accepted Judique (Siudaig Mhór) Celtic Music Interpretive Centre: ........Sunday Ceilidhs: 5471 Highway # 19: 45°52.696′N 61°29.478′W: 902-787-2708: 2pm to 5pm - Kyle MacDonald & friends ; @$ 8 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming Civic Centre-J. Franklin Wright Gallery: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-7891: 7pm to 8pm - Tall Ships Exhibit; 'Seascapes & Ships'; Holy Trinity Anglican Church: 329 Reeves St.: 7pm to 9pm - monthly Ceilidh, [ ] all proceeds to upgrade the Chapel Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sherbrooke Sherbrooke Village: 42 Main St.: 902-522-2400, 1-888-743-7845: - Old Fashioned Christmas St. James Presbyterian Church: 902-522-2400, 1-888-743-7845: 7pm to 9pm - Olde Fashioned Christmas variety concert; @$ 10 St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: 6pm - An Nollaig Gàidhealach ~ Christmas at the Gaelic College (all ages) Gaelic immersion weekend with instructors=David Rankin, Bethanne MacEachen, Joyce MacDonald, Margie Beaton St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ] Lion’s Hall: 32 Lions Avenue: 902-535-2482: 9am - #22nd annual festival of trees http://www.visitstpeters.com/festival-of-trees/ Sydney (Suidni) Cape Breton University-Boardmore Playhouse: #47 Annual season: 1250 Grand Lake Rd.: 902-563-1652: 2pm - • “Girls Like That” Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: 8pm - She Loves Me Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion--Main Concourse: 74 Esplanade: 4pm - #4th Annual Christmas at the Port; @ $2 at door (Kids 12 & under are free) Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) John Nugent Firefighter’s Centre: 1 Elliot St: 902-736-6664: 4pm - 2nd Annual Fill the Bank Concert Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Monday, November 27th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8:30pm to 11pm - Scottn' the Rocks; FREE The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 7pm - Imagine Yourself Magic - A Musical Cabaret By Laura Caswell - The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; Mabou (An Drochaid) Alexander Doyle Public Library in Dalbrae Academy-: 11156 Hwy #19: 46°03.740′N 61°24.442′W: 902-945-2257: 10am to noon - Gaelic Playgroups with Margie Beaton; All ages up to 5.; 6 weeks; Free admission but limited space!! growingthroughgaelic@gmail.com 902-623-0455 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Pictou (Phiogto) DeCoste Entertainment Centre: 90 Water St.: 1-800-353-5338, 902-485-8848: 7:30pm - Mud Bay Jugglers; @$ 25 Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre-J. Franklin Wright Gallery: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-7891: 7pm to 8pm - Tall Ships Exhibit; 'Seascapes & Ships'; Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Bad Luck Woman and her Misfortunes http://www.badluckwoman.com Baddeck (Badaig) Learn Gaelic in Baddeck: 1687 Hwy # 205-Baddeck Bay Rd.: 902-294-0013: 10am to noon - gaelic instruction with Joyce MacDonald; for youth, song, beginners [ Melissa melissanicneacall@gmail.com 902-294-0013 classes provided by Gàidhlig Agam - Baddeck's Gaelic Society Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53: 37 Ross St.: 902-295-2080: 7pm to 11pm - “Tuesday Songwriters Circle” ; FREE Chéticamp Kinsmen club: Belle Marche: 7pm to 10pm - Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , l'AMAC; bilingual; everyone welcome; @$ 3 [902-224-3743] Dartmouth Jamieson's Irish House & Grill: 5 Cumberland Dr.: 902-433-0500: - Songwriters Open Mic happening tonight w/ guest host Andrew Molloy, Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 6pm - Glace Bay Christmas with Jay & Lawson Halifax (Halafacs) The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 7pm - Anne Janelle & Friends Album Release Show $17.5 The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 8pm - with Glenn Coolen Jeremy Finney North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Dooley's: 10 Blowers St.: 1-902-794-1745: 9pm to midnight - open mic with hosts Joey Targett and me Mark Boutilier K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 5pm - free movie night Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre-J. Franklin Wright Gallery: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-7891: 7pm to 8pm - Tall Ships Exhibit; 'Seascapes & Ships'; Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge: 9975 Grenville St.: 902-535-3578: 7pm to 9pm - Jam session; @$ 3, free for performers; Jan 24th-host is RG Scaller Strathlorne (Srath Lathurna) Gaelic house: 1089 Deepdale Road: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - beginner 1-Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Sydney (Suidni) Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill; Carl Getto; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) The Underground: - open Mike with hosts =Mark Boutilier & Joe Targett Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Wednesday, November 29th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Piper's Pub: 33 College St.: 45°37.306′N 61°59.514′W: 902-863-2590: 6pm to 8pm - weekly ceilidhs with host Brian MacDonald and friends ; traditional Scottish and Celtic music. Donations at the door for Grade 12 Gaelic class trip. St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Baddeck (Badaig) Farmer's Market -Community Centre: 526 Chebucto St.: 11am to 2pm - Farmer's Market Boularderie (An t-Eilean Mór) Boularderie Elementary School: 12065 Kempt Head Road: 1:50pm to 2:50pm - After school Gaelic program [grades primary to five welcome] @$ 10 per week -Joyce MacDonald 902-295-3411 joyce@gaeliccollege.edu Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to 11pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Halifax (Halafacs) Casino Nova Scotia -Compass Room: 902-451-1221: 7pm - CD Launch Party for John Gracie's 15th album 'Hollow Street' with Zoey Boosey; FREE Casino Nova Scotia -the Schooner room: 1983 Upper Water St.: 902-451-1221: 7pm - John Gracie -;CD release 'Hollow Street'; FREE Marriottt Harbourfront Hotel-Harbourstone Sea Grill & pour house: 1919 Upper Water St.: 5pm to 8pm - live music Wednesdays Indian Brook (Abhainn A' Chùbair) St. Ann's United Church Tea Room: 46715 Cabot Trail: 46°20.969′N 60°32.159′W: 902-929-2999: 11am - Seniors Healthy Lunches –in SABUC Tea Room; lunch at noon North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre-J. Franklin Wright Gallery: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-7891: 7pm to 8pm - Tall Ships Exhibit; 'Seascapes & Ships'; Knights of Columbus Hall: 138 Granville St.: 7pm to 9pm - Port Hawkesbury School of Gaelic will be offering 20 weeks of Gaelic classes St. All levels of learners welcome. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College-MacKenzie Hall: ...7:30pm-9:30pm-Wednesday night Ceilidhs: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - : Brian MacDonald, Abigail MacDonald, Rodney MacDonald, and Brittany Rankin-MacDonald 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Wednesday night ceilidhs with Gaelic College instructors & staff @ $ 10; children under 12 @ $ 5 St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Bras d’Or Lakes Inn: 10095 Grenville St.: 902-535-2200, 1-800-818-5885: 7pm to 9pm - live music with Jaidon Seymour Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session- Ryan J MacNeil 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session, host & guests; FREE Little Vegas Showroom: 451 Prince Street: 902-539-7665: 9pm - open mic night with James Bornn & the band Forged Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Thursday, November 30th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Jazz session Christmas Island (Eilean Na Nollaig) Fire Hall: ...2017 August 15th to 19th- #27th Annual-Féis an Eilein: 8539 Grand Narrows, Highway # 223: 902-622-2605: 6:30pm to 8pm - Beginner Gaelic Language Classes; @ $25 for all 5 weeks with Beth MacNeil @$ 25 7:30pm to 8pm - Intermediate class @$ 25 Creignish (Creiginnis) Community Hall: ......bi-weekly year round Thursday Celtic jam sessions: 45°43.971′N 61°27.672′W: 902-625-1476: Thursdays-all instruments are welcome, volunteer donations for non-musicians, monies collected at door will be towards direct costs of Jam Sessions. [ weather cancellation - announced/posted by 4pm [ 101.5 The Hawk ); - Donna Marie DeWolfe, pianist-TBD 7pm - jam ; occurs on alternate Thursdays (biweekly) Sept 7th-CANCELLED, next Sept 21st Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - conversational Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 6pm to 9pm - Dashing through the Homes; @$25 Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 8pm to 10:30pm - celtic & traditional tunes; Hosted by Cassie Anne MacDonald The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 9pm - Emily Stuart The Seahorse Tavern: 2037 Gottingen St.: 902-423-7200: 10pm - THe Funk Hunters - Funk The Halls Little Bras d'Or Blue Mist Tavern & Bar: 85 Main St.: 902-736-2801: 8pm to midnight - "the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions ; bring an instrument & join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 8pm to midnight - regular Thursday night dances; with Ernie, Wade and Todd Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre-J. Franklin Wright Gallery: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-7891: 7pm to 8pm - Tall Ships Exhibit; 'Seascapes & Ships'; River Bourgeois Anne Sampson Building: 7pm - music with Edna & Gerry and Friends; bring your instruments and join in the fun. @ $ toonie Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Skye Glen Skye Glen Community Hall: 10am to noon - Gaelic Playgroups with Emily MacDonald; All ages up to 5.; 6 weeks; Free admission but limited space!! growingthroughgaelic@gmail.com 902-623-0455 South Haven (An Acarsaid A Deas) Community Hall: Hwy # 105: 7pm to 9pm - Square Dance Lessons ; For beginner to seasoned dancers. @ $5 per session. [ call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601 ]. Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 7pm to 10pm - Songwriter's Sessions ; @ $6; 19+, ID’s Membertou Heritage Park: 35 Su'n Awti.: 902-567-5333: 6pm to 8pm - an evening full of stories and laughter with Membertou's Elders, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Live and Local Thursdays with a different artist each week. Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Whycocomagh (Hogamah) Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: # 9650 Highway # 105: 902-756-3580: 7pm - jam sessions;

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Friday, December 1st 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St FX -Physical Sciences Centre # 1072: 7pm - First Friday Film Festival; Nero's Guests; St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 8pm - Doug Johnson The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Halifax (Halafacs) King's College Chapel: 6350 Coburg Rd.: 7:30pm - ÓMÓS-from Ireland, FREE sponsored by 'An Cumann'-the Irish Association of Nova Scotia Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: - Ben Caplan's Holiday Classics Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8:30pm - Cody Degaust The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - Liam Corcoran (Full Band) + The Museum Pieces - POSTPONED! The Seahorse Tavern: 2037 Gottingen St.: 902-423-7200: 10:30pm - #RappinGifts2017 LIVE Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: - : Darren Stevens 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Louisbourg Louisbourg Playhouse: 11 Aberdeen St.: 45°55.169′N 59°58.276′W: 902-733-2996, 1-888-733-2787: 8pm; 23rd-season 7pm - Annual Heritage Christmas Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Marion Bridge (Drochaid Mhira) Fire Hall & Recreation Centre: 3921 Gabarus Highway: 902-727-3161: 4pm to 6:30pm - Mira Community Market; Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Pictou (Phiogto) DeCoste Entertainment Centre: 90 Water St.: 1-800-353-5338, 902-485-8848: 7:30pm - Christmas Series-Cadence; @$ 25 Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St George's Channel South Mountain Arm of Gold Community Hall: 6:30pm - Christmas Carol Sing with Adam Cooke Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover; Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Truro Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7:30pm - 'Tis the Season # 11; @$ 45; with Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Mary Colin Chisholm, Jordan Musycsyn and Joe Waye

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Saturday, December 2nd 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: - fundraiser for New Aberdeen Revitalization The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - The Nutcracker ; @$34.50 Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: - Ben Caplan's Holiday Classics The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 The Seahorse Tavern: 2037 Gottingen St.: 902-423-7200: 10pm - Home Bass Hillsborough Hillsborough & Glendyer Hall: # 4738-Hwy #252: 902-945-2870: 7pm to 10:30pm - Saturday bi-weekly jam session, lite lunch @$ 5; entertainers admitted Free, [Ronelda 902-945-2870] Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: - Neil McDaniel 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 Lunenburg Lunenberg Academy of Music Performance: 97-101 Kaulbach St.: 1-902-634-8667: 8pm - Brazilian Brash-Jovino Santos Neto and friends. @$ 30 Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: 6:30pm - Ugly Christmas Sweater Steak BBQ & Dance North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Maritime Inn-Miller's Tap & Grill: 902-625-0320: 9pm - Yuk Yuk's comedy tour; with Catherine Robertson, Francois Weber, Ian Black; @$ 20 Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment 6pm to 9pm - Collie Rankin... Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sherbrooke Sherbrooke Village: 42 Main St.: 902-522-2400, 1-888-743-7845: - Old Fashioned Christmas 7pm - Christmas Old Victorian Lantern Tour; @$ 10; starts from the Company store St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] Sydney (Suidni) CTV Studio: 11am to 6pm - #54th Annual CTV Christmas Daddies Telethon Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - Tomato Tomato's Maritime Christmas- [John and Lisa McLaggan], with special guests, Heather Rankin, Dave Gunning, and Ray Legere http:// www.tomatotomato.ca Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion--Main Concourse: 74 Esplanade: 7pm to 9:30pm - 2nd annual Cape Breton Beer Festival! ; info@capebretonbeerfest.com 6pm-VIP - Evening Show: $65+tax ** SOLD OUT** General Admission: $55+tax Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Truro Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7:30pm - 'Tis the Season # 11; @$ 45; with Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Mary Colin Chisholm, Jordan Musycsyn and Joe Waye West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free; Whitehead community centre: 7:30pm -  Variety concert , the first Saturday of each month. Local entertainment, light lunch, @ $5.

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Sunday, December 3rd 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Baddeck (Badaig) Greenwood Manse: 97 Twining St.: 7pm to 8pm - gaelic social gathering-first Sunday of each month Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 2pm - Kidspaint 6:30pm - adult paint The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - The Nutcracker ; @$34.50 Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing Iona (Sanndraigh) Highland Village Museum: 4119-Hector's Point, Hwy # 223: 45°56.912′N 60°49.020′W: 902-725-2272: 2pm to 4pm - launch and celebrate Gaelic Cape Breton Step Dancing, researched and written by John Gibson, author of Old and New World Highland Bagpiping and Traditional Highland Bagpiping 1745 -1945. feature readings by the author, demonstration step-dancing to the piping and fiddle playing by Kenneth MacKenzie, along with Gaelic-singing and a fine srùbag of tea and oatcakes. FREE Judique (Siudaig Mhór) Celtic Music Interpretive Centre: ........Sunday Ceilidhs: 5471 Highway # 19: 45°52.696′N 61°29.478′W: 902-787-2708: 2pm to 5pm - Shelly Campbell & friends; @$ 8 Louisbourg Louisbourg Fortress Chapel: 3 Fortress Service Road: 902-733-3548: 2pm to 5pm - Louisbourg Celebrates: The Holidays; with Keith Mullins , Colin Grant, Angelo Spinazzola and the Riverside Elementary Choir, with step dancers and more; @$ 25+ Expect 18th century conditions; dress warmly Mabou (An Drochaid) Dalbrae Academy: 11156 Hwy #19: 46°03.740′N 61°24.442′W: 902-945-5300: 11am to 3pm - Mabou Farmers Market -Christmas Sale-with local produce, crafts, plants etc. live music; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm - Music of Ireland with host/producer Paul Davis Port Hastings (Còbh a' Phlàstair) St. David’s United Church -hall: 7pm - Pastoral Airs At The Causeway', featuring Kinnon Beaton & Betty Lou Beaton, Alice Freeman, Isobel MacEachern . John DonaldCameron , Gordon MacLean , Joe MacNeil , Edna MacDonald , Siblings Two, Wally Ellison, The Langley Children, Roy MacKinnon Free will offering in support of the Strait Area Food Bank. Tea and Oatcakes following. Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming St. Joseph's Church basement: 138 Granville St.: 2pm to 5pm - Sharon's Hootenany; @$ 5, children under 12 free; lite lunch, join musicians from local guitar clubs, All proceeds for St. Joseph's church roof & light fund ; [wheelchair accessable via the basement entrance] Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sherbrooke Sherbrooke Village: 42 Main St.: 902-522-2400, 1-888-743-7845: - Old Fashioned Christmas Southside Boularderie (An t-Eilean Mór Taobh a Deas) Fire Hall: 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Christmas Variety Concert; @$ 5, lite lunch St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ] Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Truro Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7:30pm - 'Tis the Season # 11; @$ 45; with Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Mary Colin Chisholm, Jordan Musycsyn and Joe Waye

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Monday, December 4th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - Cape Breton 'Christmas Vacation' dinner theatre; @$49;50 Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Cineplex: .....movies from ..Passport to the World: 325 Prince St.: 902-539-9050: 7pm - movie- 'Yukon' Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Truro Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7:30pm - 'Tis the Season # 11; @$ 45; with Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Mary Colin Chisholm, Jordan Musycsyn and Joe Waye

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Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Baddeck (Badaig) Learn Gaelic in Baddeck: 1687 Hwy # 205-Baddeck Bay Rd.: 902-294-0013: 10am to noon - gaelic instruction with Joyce MacDonald; for youth, song, beginners [ Melissa melissanicneacall@gmail.com 902-294-0013 classes provided by Gàidhlig Agam - Baddeck's Gaelic Society Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53: 37 Ross St.: 902-295-2080: 7pm to 11pm - “Tuesday Songwriters Circle” ; FREE Chéticamp Kinsmen club: Belle Marche: 7pm to 10pm - Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , l'AMAC; bilingual; everyone welcome; @$ 3 [902-224-3743] Dartmouth Jamieson's Irish House & Grill: 5 Cumberland Dr.: 902-433-0500: - Songwriters Open Mic happening tonight w/ guest host Andrew Molloy, Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - a christmas Ceilidh; with Donnie Campbell & Jinks O'Neill, Buddy MacDonald, Robert Bouchard, Drea Shepherd, Cruz Wilson, Kyle and Colin MacDonald, Evans and Doherty. @$ 25 Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Chedabucto Place Performance Centre: 27 Green St.: 902-533-2015: 7:30pm - Tis the Season # 11- Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrision & more; @$ 30 Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 8pm - with Glenn Coolen Jeremy Finney North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Dooley's: 10 Blowers St.: 1-902-794-1745: 9pm to midnight - open mic with hosts Joey Targett and me Mark Boutilier K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 5pm - free movie night Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge: 9975 Grenville St.: 902-535-3578: 7pm to 9pm - Jam session; @$ 3, free for performers; Jan 24th-host is RG Scaller Strathlorne (Srath Lathurna) Gaelic house: 1089 Deepdale Road: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - beginner 1-Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Sydney (Suidni) Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill; Carl Getto; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) The Underground: - open Mike with hosts =Mark Boutilier & Joe Targett Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Wednesday, December 6th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Piper's Pub: 33 College St.: 45°37.306′N 61°59.514′W: 902-863-2590: 6pm to 8pm - weekly ceilidhs with host Brian MacDonald and friends ; traditional Scottish and Celtic music. Donations at the door for Grade 12 Gaelic class trip. St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Baddeck (Badaig) Farmer's Market -Community Centre: 526 Chebucto St.: 11am to 2pm - Farmer's Market Boularderie (An t-Eilean Mór) Boularderie Elementary School: 12065 Kempt Head Road: 1:50pm to 2:50pm - After school Gaelic program [grades primary to five welcome] @$ 10 per week -Joyce MacDonald 902-295-3411 joyce@gaeliccollege.edu Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to 11pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Halifax (Halafacs) Marriottt Harbourfront Hotel-Harbourstone Sea Grill & pour house: 1919 Upper Water St.: 5pm to 8pm - live music Wednesdays St. Matthew's United Church: 1479 Barrington St.: 8pm - 'From The Ashes'-A Choral Presentation by St. Matthew's Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, world premiere of 'The Halifax Explosion' by Mary Knickle and 'Requiem' by Gabriel Faure. The Seahorse Tavern: 2037 Gottingen St.: 902-423-7200: 7pm - Jim Beam Make History Talent Search Indian Brook (Abhainn A' Chùbair) St. Ann's United Church Tea Room: 46715 Cabot Trail: 46°20.969′N 60°32.159′W: 902-929-2999: 11am - Seniors Healthy Lunches –in SABUC Tea Room; lunch at noon North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Knights of Columbus Hall: 138 Granville St.: 7pm to 9pm - Port Hawkesbury School of Gaelic will be offering 20 weeks of Gaelic classes St. All levels of learners welcome. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College-MacKenzie Hall: ...7:30pm-9:30pm-Wednesday night Ceilidhs: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - : Kenneth MacKenzie, Buddy MacDonald, Margie Beaton, and Brittany Rankin-MacDonald (Sponsor: Cape Breton Partnership) 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Wednesday night ceilidhs with Gaelic College instructors & staff @ $ 10; children under 12 @ $ 5 Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session, host & guests; FREE Little Vegas Showroom: 451 Prince Street: 902-539-7665: 9pm - open mic night with James Bornn & the band Forged Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Thursday, December 7th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Jazz session Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - conversational Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 8pm to 10:30pm - celtic & traditional tunes; Hosted by Cassie Anne MacDonald Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8:30pm - Gene Smith Quartet (Jazz) The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 8pm - Norma MacDonald & Friends - A Tribute To The Great Ladies Of Classic Country Music @$17.5 Little Bras d'Or Blue Mist Tavern & Bar: 85 Main St.: 902-736-2801: 8pm to midnight - "the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions ; bring an instrument & join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 8pm to midnight - regular Thursday night dances; with Ernie, Wade and Todd River Bourgeois Anne Sampson Building: 7pm - music with Edna & Gerry and Friends; bring your instruments and join in the fun. @ $ toonie Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Skye Glen Skye Glen Community Hall: 10am to noon - Gaelic Playgroups with Emily MacDonald; All ages up to 5.; 6 weeks; Free admission but limited space!! growingthroughgaelic@gmail.com 902-623-0455 South Haven (An Acarsaid A Deas) Community Hall: Hwy # 105: 7pm to 9pm - Square Dance Lessons ; For beginner to seasoned dancers. @ $5 per session. [ call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601 ]. Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 7pm to 10pm - Songwriter's Sessions ; @ $6; 19+, ID’s Membertou Heritage Park: 35 Su'n Awti.: 902-567-5333: 6pm to 8pm - an evening full of stories and laughter with Membertou's Elders, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Live and Local Thursdays with a different artist each week. Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Whycocomagh (Hogamah) Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: # 9650 Highway # 105: 902-756-3580: 7pm - jam sessions;

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Friday, December 8th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Fall River Rock Point: Rock Point house concerts: 9 Confederation Ave.,: 8pm - Matt Minglewood concert-SOLD OUT Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 7pm - Doug Johnson The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - Tis the Season # 11 ; @ $ 40.50 Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Halifax (Halafacs) Bella Rose Arts Centre-Halifax West High School: 283 Thomas Raddall Dr.: 902-457-3239: 7:30pm - The Celtic Christmas Show Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 7:30pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8:30pm - Shawn Birt The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 7pm - The Weather Station + Bernice @ $17.5 Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: - : Richard Schaller 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Louisbourg Louisbourg Playhouse: 11 Aberdeen St.: 45°55.169′N 59°58.276′W: 902-733-2996, 1-888-733-2787: 8pm; 23rd-season 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Lyrics & Laughter Christmas; @$ 26 Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Mabou (An Drochaid) Strathspey Performing Arts Centre: 11156 Hwy #19: 46°03.740′N 61°24.442′W: 902-945-5300: 7:30pm - a Quartette Christmas with Gwen Swick, Caitlin Hanford, Cindy Church & Sylvia Tyson Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Port Hood (Sestico) St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church Hall: 239 Main St.: 902-787-2740: 5pm - An appreciation dinner for the musicians is being served in the hall with limited tickets available for sale to the public. Call 902-631- 1115 to inquire. 7pm-A Christmas Jam Session will be held in the St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church, 7pm to 9pm - The Little White Church music jam session @$ 5; -lite lunch; All musicians are welcome to come and play ; [ next Nov 10th, 24th ] Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 7pm to 10pm - 4H Preteen Dance, ages 9 to 13; @$ 3 or non-perishable food donation all proceeds to the Food 4 Children Society Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover; Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: - entertainment by Buddy MacDonald Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Saturday, December 9th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA St. FX -Bauer Theatre-main stage: 902-867-3333: 8pm - Saturday night Cabaret in Green room lounge 19+ ; holiday music St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh 3pm to 6pm - Troy MacGillivray & Joël Chiasson Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment Fall River Rock Point: Rock Point house concerts: 9 Confederation Ave.,: 8pm - Matt Minglewood concert-@$ 25; [ tickets at pointrockmusic@gmail.com ] Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 6pm - festive dinner with Lars Willum The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 2:30pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: - Stephanie MacDonald 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 Louisbourg Louisbourg Playhouse: 11 Aberdeen St.: 45°55.169′N 59°58.276′W: 902-733-2996, 1-888-733-2787: 8pm; 23rd-season 2pm to 4pm - Lyrics & Laughter Christmas; @$ 26 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Lyrics & Laughter Christmas; @$ 26 L’Ardoise Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #110: 20 St. Peters Forchu Rd.: 902-587-2263: 5pm to 7pm - jam session; FREE; every second Saturday Mabou (An Drochaid) Post Office-Mabou Communications: 5pm - 'Mabou Community Christmas Light Up!'; come & help to light the community Christmas tree, 6pm- then on to Strathspey where free hot dogs, drinks and treats will be offered prior to the screening of "Elf" New Glasgow (Glaschu Ùr) Àite nan Gàidheal: 147 Archimedes St. [Upstairs]: 10am to 3pm - an immersion day celebrating Gaelic language, culture and Christmas traditions; @$ 35 [ register at sobaidh@ns.sympatico.ca ; Bring a brown bag lunch, recorder and any requests. with instructor Shay MacMullin North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre - Shannon Studio: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-2591: 7:30pm - Christmas with the king-Thane Dunn SAERC Auditorium: 902-625-2591: 7:30pm - Thane Dunn St. Mark’s United Church-church hall: 504 Bernard St.: 902-625-1757: 7:30pm - Inverness County Singers Present:-"Lessons and Carols": Songs & Reflections of Christmas With Special Guests The Young County Singers & Vocal Motion; goodwill offering. Proceeds support local charities. Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - Lynn Chisholm 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free;

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Sunday, December 10th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] St. FX -Bauer Theatre-family stage: 902-867-3333: 2pm & 7:30pm - A Live Radio Play; 'Miracle on 34th street' -with the Antigonish Choral Enssemble & the St James Handbell Quartet; @$ 15 St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Berwick Union Street Café & Pub: 183 Commercial St: 902-538-7787: 11am & 6pm - swing aroung the christmas tree with MODERN GRASS & JENNAH BARRY ; Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 2pm - Kidspaint The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney Halifax (Halafacs) Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 2:30pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing Heatherton (Baile An Fhraoich) Parish-Maple Hall-Concert: 7pm to 10pm - kitchen party; @$ 5; lite lunch; all ages Judique (Siudaig Mhór) Celtic Music Interpretive Centre: ........Sunday Ceilidhs: 5471 Highway # 19: 45°52.696′N 61°29.478′W: 902-787-2708: 2pm to 5pm - No Ceilidh; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ] Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Whycocomagh (Hogamah) St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hall: Village Road: 7pm - Celtic Star Ch. # 19 Order of the Eastern Star present Christmas Air, an evening of holiday entertainment, [ Linda (902)-756-2402, Jessica (902)-756-3455, Diann (902)-756-2941 or Fred (902)- 756-2764.] Wolfville Acadia University-Convocation Hall: 902-542-5500: 7pm - the #8th Annual Christmas with Friends; with Rachel MacLean, Jim Witter, Makayla Lynn; @$ 25

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Monday, December 11th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Dalhousie University -Arts Centre - Joseph Strug Concert Hall: 6101 University Avenue: 7:30pm - Tis the Season 11, Bette MacDonald Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 7:30pm - Tis the Season 11 Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8:30pm to 11pm - Scottn' the Rocks; Merry Christmas from The Rocks!; FREE The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 9pm to 1am - benefit dance ; @$ 5 Pictou (Phiogto) DeCoste Entertainment Centre: 90 Water St.: 1-800-353-5338, 902-485-8848: 7:30pm - Christmas Series-Quartette Christmas; @$ 38 Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Waterfront District: 333 Charlotte St.: 6pm to 9pm - Lumière First Night 2018; FREE family-friendly outdoor event held on the waterfront Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Baddeck (Badaig) Learn Gaelic in Baddeck: 1687 Hwy # 205-Baddeck Bay Rd.: 902-294-0013: 10am to noon - gaelic instruction with Joyce MacDonald; for youth, song, beginners [ Melissa melissanicneacall@gmail.com 902-294-0013 classes provided by Gàidhlig Agam - Baddeck's Gaelic Society Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53: 37 Ross St.: 902-295-2080: 7pm to 11pm - “Tuesday Songwriters Circle” ; FREE Chéticamp Kinsmen club: Belle Marche: 7pm to 10pm - Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , l'AMAC; bilingual; everyone welcome; @$ 3 [902-224-3743] Dartmouth Jamieson's Irish House & Grill: 5 Cumberland Dr.: 902-433-0500: - Songwriters Open Mic happening tonight w/ guest host Andrew Molloy, Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 8pm - with Glenn Coolen Jeremy Finney North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Dooley's: 10 Blowers St.: 1-902-794-1745: 9pm to midnight - open mic with hosts Joey Targett and me Mark Boutilier K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 5pm - free movie night Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge: 9975 Grenville St.: 902-535-3578: 7pm to 9pm - Jam session; @$ 3, free for performers; Jan 24th-host is RG Scaller Strathlorne (Srath Lathurna) Gaelic house: 1089 Deepdale Road: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - beginner 1-Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Sydney (Suidni) Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill; Carl Getto; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) The Underground: - open Mike with hosts =Mark Boutilier & Joe Targett Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Wednesday, December 13th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Piper's Pub: 33 College St.: 45°37.306′N 61°59.514′W: 902-863-2590: 6pm to 8pm - weekly ceilidhs with host Brian MacDonald and friends ; traditional Scottish and Celtic music. Donations at the door for Grade 12 Gaelic class trip. St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Baddeck (Badaig) Farmer's Market -Community Centre: 526 Chebucto St.: 11am to 2pm - Farmer's Market Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to 11pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - Cape Breton "Christmas Vacation" Dinner Theatre ; @$ 49;50 Halifax (Halafacs) Marriottt Harbourfront Hotel-Harbourstone Sea Grill & pour house: 1919 Upper Water St.: 5pm to 8pm - live music Wednesdays Indian Brook (Abhainn A' Chùbair) St. Ann's United Church Tea Room: 46715 Cabot Trail: 46°20.969′N 60°32.159′W: 902-929-2999: 11am - Seniors Healthy Lunches –in SABUC Tea Room; lunch at noon North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Knights of Columbus Hall: 138 Granville St.: 7pm to 9pm - Port Hawkesbury School of Gaelic will be offering 20 weeks of Gaelic classes St. All levels of learners welcome. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College-MacKenzie Hall: ...7:30pm-9:30pm-Wednesday night Ceilidhs: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - : Christmas Ceilidh with Connie and Larry MacAskill, David Rankin, Brittany Rankin-MacDonald, Colin MacDonald, Rodney MacDonald, and Margie Beaton 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Wednesday night ceilidhs with Gaelic College instructors & staff @ $ 10; children under 12 @ $ 5 St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Bras d’Or Lakes Inn: 10095 Grenville St.: 902-535-2200, 1-800-818-5885: 7pm to 9pm - live music with Jaidon Seymour Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session, host & guests; FREE Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - A Christmas Carol Little Vegas Showroom: 451 Prince Street: 902-539-7665: 9pm - open mic night with James Bornn & the band Forged Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists;

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Thursday, December 14th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Jazz session Creignish (Creiginnis) Community Hall: ......bi-weekly year round Thursday Celtic jam sessions: 45°43.971′N 61°27.672′W: 902-625-1476: Thursdays-all instruments are welcome, volunteer donations for non-musicians, monies collected at door will be towards direct costs of Jam Sessions. [ weather cancellation - announced/posted by 4pm [ 101.5 The Hawk ); - Julien Broussard, Paryse Broussard 7pm - jam ; occurs on alternate Thursdays (biweekly) Sept 7th-CANCELLED, next Sept 21st Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - conversational Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - Cape Breton "Christmas Vacation" Dinner Theatre ; @$ 49;50 Halifax (Halafacs) Bella Rose Arts Centre-Halifax West High School: 283 Thomas Raddall Dr.: 902-457-3239: 7pm - The Tradition Continues Christmas Show ; with John Gracie, Halifax Boys Honour Choir, & Faye Marie LeBlanc Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 8pm to 10:30pm - celtic & traditional tunes; Hosted by Cassie Anne MacDonald Halifax Central Library: 5440 Spring Garden Rd.: 2pm - Artist’s Talk with Inuk Soprano Deantha Edmunds; FREE Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 4pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia @$ 30 Little Bras d'Or Blue Mist Tavern & Bar: 85 Main St.: 902-736-2801: 8pm to midnight - "the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions ; bring an instrument & join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE Louisbourg Louisbourg Playhouse: 11 Aberdeen St.: 45°55.169′N 59°58.276′W: 902-733-2996, 1-888-733-2787: 8pm; 23rd-season 7pm to 8:30pm - Community Christmas Sing-A-Long ; @$ donation Mabou (An Drochaid) Strathspey Performing Arts Centre: 11156 Hwy #19: 46°03.740′N 61°24.442′W: 902-945-5300: 7:30pm - Christmas Guitar Frenzy-ON STAGE-Scott Macmillan & Brian Doyle; limited seating, 19+ North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 8pm to midnight - regular Thursday night dances; with Ernie, Wade and Todd Pictou (Phiogto) DeCoste Entertainment Centre: 90 Water St.: 1-800-353-5338, 902-485-8848: 7:30pm - Tis the season #!!-Bette MacDonald & maynard Morrision River Bourgeois Anne Sampson Building: 7pm - music with Edna & Gerry and Friends; bring your instruments and join in the fun. @ $ toonie Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Skye Glen Skye Glen Community Hall: 10am to noon - Gaelic Playgroups with Emily MacDonald; All ages up to 5.; 6 weeks; Free admission but limited space!! growingthroughgaelic@gmail.com 902-623-0455 South Haven (An Acarsaid A Deas) Community Hall: Hwy # 105: 7pm to 9pm - Square Dance Lessons ; For beginner to seasoned dancers. @ $5 per session. [ call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601 ]. Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 7pm to 10pm - Songwriter's Sessions ; @ $6; 19+, ID’s Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - A Christmas Carol Membertou Heritage Park: 35 Su'n Awti.: 902-567-5333: 6pm to 8pm - an evening full of stories and laughter with Membertou's Elders, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Live and Local Thursdays with a different artist each week. Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Truro Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7:30pm - Measha Brueggergosman; @$ 40 Whycocomagh (Hogamah) Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: # 9650 Highway # 105: 902-756-3580: 7pm - jam sessions;

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Friday, December 15th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) St. FX Campus-Art Gallery: 902-867-2303: - 'Fencelines'-Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald Arichat New Horizon Seniors Club: 7pm - jam session, lite lunch; 19+, [ Deltina 902-226-3694 ]; on third friday; @$ 5; entertainers are FREE; 19+ Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: 7pm - Celtic Christmas with Gillian Head The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - Cape Breton "Christmas Vacation" Dinner Theatre ; @$ 49;50 Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Halifax (Halafacs) Casino Nova Scotia -the Schooner room: 1983 Upper Water St.: 902-451-1221: 8pm - Bruce Guthro's Songwriters circle with Matt Minglewood, Matt Andersen, Myles Goodwyn. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 7:30pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8:30pm - Patrick Drake "Storytellers-like raiding yourn parents record collection" Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: - The Roadies 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Judique (Siudaig Mhór) St. Andrew’s Church: 7:30pm - Inverness County Singers Present:-"Lessons and Carols": Songs & Reflections of Christmas With Special Guests The Young County Singers & Vocal Motion; goodwill offering. Proceeds support local charities. Louisbourg Louisbourg Playhouse: 11 Aberdeen St.: 45°55.169′N 59°58.276′W: 902-733-2996, 1-888-733-2787: 8pm; 23rd-season 7pm to 8:30pm - Happy Hollandaise with the Foggy View Community Theatre group; @$ 8 Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Pictou (Phiogto) DeCoste Entertainment Centre: 90 Water St.: 1-800-353-5338, 902-485-8848: 7:30pm - Tis the season #!!-Bette MacDonald & maynard Morrision Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm - dance with Final Cut 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover; Centre 200: 481 George St.: 1-902-564-2200, 1-877-545-3330: 8pm - Pretty Archie's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party; presented by Sociable Entertainment Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - A Christmas Carol Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; 7pm - home grown holiday-a showcase of local talent; @$ 10 Truro BellyUp BBQ & Grill: 214 Robie St.: 10pm - The Motorleague

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Saturday, December 16th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA Berwick Union Street Café & Pub: 183 Commercial St: 902-538-7787: 8pm - Ryan Cook CD Release Show--"having a Great Time"; @ $ 30 Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Halifax (Halafacs) Bayers Lake-shopping centre-Claywest Bar & Grill: 120 Susie Lake Crescent #12, Unit 12: 902-876-8555: 2pm to 5pm - Christmas Ceilidh with Troy and Wendy; & more, All ages Casino Nova Scotia -the Schooner room: 1983 Upper Water St.: 902-451-1221: 8pm - Bruce Guthro's Songwriters circle with Matt Minglewood, Matt Andersen, Myles Goodwyn. Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 2:30pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia 7:30pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 Hillsborough Hillsborough & Glendyer Hall: # 4738-Hwy #252: 902-945-2870: 7pm to 10:30pm - Saturday bi-weekly jam session, lite lunch @$ 5; entertainers admitted Free, [Ronelda 902-945-2870] Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: - Dara Smith-MacDonald and Adam Young 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 Louisbourg Louisbourg Playhouse: 11 Aberdeen St.: 45°55.169′N 59°58.276′W: 902-733-2996, 1-888-733-2787: 8pm; 23rd-season 7pm to 8:30pm - Happy Hollandaise with the Foggy View Community Theatre group; @$ 8 Mabou (An Drochaid) St. Mary’s Church: 7:30pm - Inverness County Singers Present:-"Lessons and Carols": Songs & Reflections of Christmas With Special Guests The Young County Singers & Vocal Motion; goodwill offering. Proceeds support local charities. North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre - Shannon Studio: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-2591: 7:30pm - Tis the Season #11 SAERC Auditorium: 902-625-2591: 7:30pm - Bette MacDonald-Tis the Season Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - A Christmas Carol Tatamagouche Grace -Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre: 31 Creamery Rd.: 902-657-3500: - Locally Grown-an exhibition by Local Artists; Truro Cobequid Education Centre (CEC): 34 Lorne St.: 7:30pm - Barra MacNeils ' Celtic Christmas show Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7:30pm - Barra MacNeils at CEC; presented by Brookes Diamond Productions; @$ 42 West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free;

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Sunday, December 17th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 2pm - Happy Ha Ha Holidaze 2017; @$39.50 7pm - Happy Ha Ha Holidaze 2017; @$39.50 7pm - Cape Breton "Christmas Vacation" Dinner Theatre ; @$ 49;50 Halifax (Halafacs) Halifax Central Library: 5440 Spring Garden Rd.: 2pm to 3pm - Deantha Edmunds: Finding Herself – Harmonies for Her; FREE in the Paul O'Regan Hall Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 2:30pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia 7:30pm - The Nutcracker· by Symphony Nova Scotia The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing Judique (Siudaig Mhór) Celtic Music Interpretive Centre: ........Sunday Ceilidhs: 5471 Highway # 19: 45°52.696′N 61°29.478′W: 902-787-2708: 2pm to 5pm - No Ceilidh; Louisbourg Louisbourg Playhouse: 11 Aberdeen St.: 45°55.169′N 59°58.276′W: 902-733-2996, 1-888-733-2787: 8pm; 23rd-season 7pm to 8:30pm - Happy Hollandaise with the Foggy View Community Theatre group; @$ 8 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm - Music of Ireland with host/producer Paul Davis Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming Civic Centre-: 606 Reeves St.: 1-902-625-2591: 11am - Seniors Christmas Dinner Fire Hall: 309 Hiram street: 2pm to 5pm - jam session; Light lunch. Musicians free-Audience $ 5 [ Gail MacKay 902-302-9642 ] Proceeds to Anglican Church. SAERC Auditorium: 902-625-2591: 7:30pm - Bette MacDonald-Tis the Season Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ] Sydney (Suidni) Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - A Christmas Carol Truro Marigold Cobequid Cultural Centre: .......2017 Nov 4th-7pm-Nova Scotia Music Week 2017: 605 Prince St.: 902-897-4004: 7pm - Ashley MacIsaac & Friends Christmas Tour, with guest Robert Bouchard! ' A Celtic Christmas seasoned with some country '

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Monday, December 18th 2017

Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 7:30pm - Barra MacNeils ' Celtic Christmas show The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 7pm - Neptune & Bus Stop Theatres' Open Stage The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas

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Tuesday, December 19th 2017

Baddeck (Badaig) Learn Gaelic in Baddeck: 1687 Hwy # 205-Baddeck Bay Rd.: 902-294-0013: 10am to noon - gaelic instruction with Joyce MacDonald; for youth, song, beginners [ Melissa melissanicneacall@gmail.com 902-294-0013 classes provided by Gàidhlig Agam - Baddeck's Gaelic Society Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53: 37 Ross St.: 902-295-2080: 7pm to 11pm - “Tuesday Songwriters Circle” ; FREE Chéticamp Kinsmen club: Belle Marche: 7pm to 10pm - Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , l'AMAC; bilingual; everyone welcome; @$ 3 [902-224-3743] Dartmouth Jamieson's Irish House & Grill: 5 Cumberland Dr.: 902-433-0500: - Songwriters Open Mic happening tonight w/ guest host Andrew Molloy, Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 8pm - with Glenn Coolen Jeremy Finney Lunenburg Central United Church: - Tomato Tomato's Maritime Christmas- [John and Lisa McLaggan], with special guests, Heather Rankin, Dave Gunning, and Ray Legere http:// www.tomatotomato.ca North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Dooley's: 10 Blowers St.: 1-902-794-1745: 9pm to midnight - open mic with hosts Joey Targett and me Mark Boutilier K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 5pm - free movie night Pictou (Phiogto) DeCoste Entertainment Centre: 90 Water St.: 1-800-353-5338, 902-485-8848: - Ashley MacIsaac 'Celtic Christmas Tour', with Hilda Chaisson, Maxim Cormier & guest Robert Bouchard ' A Celtic Christmas seasoned with some country ' Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge: 9975 Grenville St.: 902-535-3578: 7pm to 9pm - Jam session; @$ 3, free for performers; Jan 24th-host is RG Scaller Strathlorne (Srath Lathurna) Gaelic house: 1089 Deepdale Road: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - beginner 1-Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Sydney (Suidni) Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill; Carl Getto; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) The Underground: - open Mike with hosts =Mark Boutilier & Joe Targett

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Wednesday, December 20th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Piper's Pub: 33 College St.: 45°37.306′N 61°59.514′W: 902-863-2590: 6pm to 8pm - weekly ceilidhs with host Brian MacDonald and friends ; traditional Scottish and Celtic music. Donations at the door for Grade 12 Gaelic class trip. Arichat Telile Community TV -radio Richmond 104.1fm: 17 Conney's Lane: 902-226-1928: 7:30pm - 'East Coast Spotlight', -broadcast live with host Gerry Samson Baddeck (Badaig) Farmer's Market -Community Centre: 526 Chebucto St.: 11am to 2pm - Farmer's Market Digby The Grace United Church: - concert with Tomato Tomato; & Dave Gunning, Heather Rankin and Ray Legere. Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to 11pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Halifax (Halafacs) Marriottt Harbourfront Hotel-Harbourstone Sea Grill & pour house: 1919 Upper Water St.: 5pm to 8pm - live music Wednesdays Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8pm - Barbra Lica , James Ervin , Martin Davidson , Matt Giffin , Willem Paynter , Will Fisher + guests @$ 10 Indian Brook (Abhainn A' Chùbair) St. Ann's United Church Tea Room: 46715 Cabot Trail: 46°20.969′N 60°32.159′W: 902-929-2999: 11am - Seniors Healthy Lunches –in SABUC Tea Room; lunch at noon North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Knights of Columbus Hall: 138 Granville St.: 7pm to 9pm - Port Hawkesbury School of Gaelic will be offering 20 weeks of Gaelic classes St. All levels of learners welcome. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College-MacKenzie Hall: ...7:30pm-9:30pm-Wednesday night Ceilidhs: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Wednesday night ceilidhs with Gaelic College instructors & staff @ $ 10; children under 12 @ $ 5 Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session, host & guests; FREE Little Vegas Showroom: 451 Prince Street: 902-539-7665: 9pm - open mic night with James Bornn & the band Forged Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill

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Thursday, December 21st 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Jazz session East Bay (Bàgh Na h-Àird´ An Ear) St. Mary's Church: 3944 East Bay Highway: 7pm - Sing: The Cape Breton Voice Studio; @$ 10; limited capacity for this concert. (902-217-2409) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - conversational Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: noon to 2pm - Michele Stephens Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 8pm to 10:30pm - celtic & traditional tunes; Hosted by Cassie Anne MacDonald Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: - Mozart’s Messiah · by Symphony Nova Scotia Little Bras d'Or Blue Mist Tavern & Bar: 85 Main St.: 902-736-2801: 8pm to midnight - "the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions ; bring an instrument & join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 8pm to midnight - regular Thursday night dances; with Ernie, Wade and Todd River Bourgeois Anne Sampson Building: 7pm - music with Edna & Gerry and Friends; bring your instruments and join in the fun. @ $ toonie Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas South Haven (An Acarsaid A Deas) Community Hall: Hwy # 105: 7pm to 9pm - Square Dance Lessons ; For beginner to seasoned dancers. @ $5 per session. [ call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601 ]. Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 7pm to 10pm - Songwriter's Sessions ; @ $6; 19+, ID’s Membertou Heritage Park: 35 Su'n Awti.: 902-567-5333: 6pm to 8pm - an evening full of stories and laughter with Membertou's Elders, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Live and Local Thursdays with a different artist each week. Whycocomagh (Hogamah) Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: # 9650 Highway # 105: 902-756-3580: 7pm - jam sessions;

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Friday, December 22nd 2017

Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: noon to 2pm - Michele Stephens The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - Cape Breton "Christmas Vacation" Dinner Theatre ; @$ 49;50 Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre - Bear Head Conference Room: 7:30pm - Ashley MacIsaac & Friends Christmas Tour, with guest Robert Bouchard! ' A Celtic Christmas seasoned with some country ' Civic Centre - Shannon Studio: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-2591: 7:30pm - Celtic Christmas with Ashley MacIsaac & guests Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Port Hood (Sestico) St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church Hall: 239 Main St.: 902-787-2740: 7pm to 9pm - The Little White Church music jam session @$ 5; -lite lunch; All musicians are welcome to come and play ; [ next Nov 10th, 24th ] Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover; Membertou Trade & Convention Centre: 50 Maillard St.: 902-539-2300: 6pm to 1am - Christmas Social--dinner, & dance; @$ 45; entertainment by the Relatives; @$ 100; 19+

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Saturday, December 23rd 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: noon to 2pm - Michele Stephens The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 3pm & 7:30pm - the Barra MacNeils-a Celtic Christmas; @$40.50 Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: - Buddy MacDonald 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] Sydney (Suidni) Centre 200: 481 George St.: 1-902-564-2200, 1-877-545-3330: 8pm - Tipsy Eve with Slowcoaster, Sunfish & Ashley MacIsaac Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall 8pm to 1am - Tipsy Eve with Slowcoaster, Sunfish, Ashley MacIsaac Wentworth Park: Band Shell: 7pm - John Gracie Returns for 11th Annual Christmas Concert with daughter Samantha Gracie & his band supported by Sobeys, Cape 94.9/CJCB 1270/MAX 98.3 (MBS), Cape Breton Post, The Cambridge Suites, and CBRM. West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free;

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Sunday, December 24th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing Havre Boucher Community Centre: ..... Hank's Jam: 12401 Highway #4: 902-234-2188: 2pm to 5pm - Hank's Jamboree, [normally every 4th Sunday] our 9th season; @$ 5; lite lunch, [musicians free, ] all proceeds go towards Community Centre, presented by the Havre Boucher & Area Cultural Development & Recreation Association Judique (Siudaig Mhór) Celtic Music Interpretive Centre: ........Sunday Ceilidhs: 5471 Highway # 19: 45°52.696′N 61°29.478′W: 902-787-2708: 2pm to 5pm - No Ceilidh; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming Holy Trinity Anglican Church: 329 Reeves St.: 7pm to 9pm - monthly Ceilidh, [ ] all proceeds to upgrade the Chapel Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ]

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Monday, December 25th 2017

Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas

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Tuesday, December 26th 2017

Baddeck (Badaig) Learn Gaelic in Baddeck: 1687 Hwy # 205-Baddeck Bay Rd.: 902-294-0013: 10am to noon - gaelic instruction with Joyce MacDonald; for youth, song, beginners [ Melissa melissanicneacall@gmail.com 902-294-0013 classes provided by Gàidhlig Agam - Baddeck's Gaelic Society Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53: 37 Ross St.: 902-295-2080: 7pm to 11pm - “Tuesday Songwriters Circle” ; FREE Berwick Union Street Café & Pub: 183 Commercial St: 902-538-7787: 9pm - The Stanfields; @$ 35-advance; opening act=The Royal Volts Chéticamp Kinsmen club: Belle Marche: 7pm to 10pm - Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , l'AMAC; bilingual; everyone welcome; @$ 3 [902-224-3743] Dartmouth Jamieson's Irish House & Grill: 5 Cumberland Dr.: 902-433-0500: - Songwriters Open Mic happening tonight w/ guest host Andrew Molloy, Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 8pm - with Glenn Coolen Jeremy Finney The Seahorse Tavern: 2037 Gottingen St.: 902-423-7200: 10pm - Hot Boxing Day (III) w/ Dead Horse Beats, WNA, KDZ, Moonwake; @$ 8 Judique (Siudaig Mhór) Celtic Music Interpretive Centre: ........Sunday Ceilidhs: 5471 Highway # 19: 45°52.696′N 61°29.478′W: 902-787-2708: 2pm to 5pm - BOXING DAY Ceilidh-Troy MacGillivray & Allan Dewar; @$ 8 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Dooley's: 10 Blowers St.: 1-902-794-1745: 9pm to midnight - open mic with hosts Joey Targett and me Mark Boutilier K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 5pm - free movie night Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge: 9975 Grenville St.: 902-535-3578: 7pm to 9pm - Jam session; @$ 3, free for performers; Jan 24th-host is RG Scaller Strathlorne (Srath Lathurna) Gaelic house: 1089 Deepdale Road: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - beginner 1-Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Sydney (Suidni) Curling Club: 619 George St.: 902-539-4012: 8pm - Joe Waye's Night of Jazz Standards; with Jody Cail, John Hawkins, Bette MacDonald, Charlotte MacDonald, Red Mike MacDonald, Maynard Morrison & more. Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill; Carl Getto; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) The Underground: - open Mike with hosts =Mark Boutilier & Joe Targett

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Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Piper's Pub: 33 College St.: 45°37.306′N 61°59.514′W: 902-863-2590: 6pm to 8pm - weekly ceilidhs with host Brian MacDonald and friends ; traditional Scottish and Celtic music. Donations at the door for Grade 12 Gaelic class trip. Baddeck (Badaig) Farmer's Market -Community Centre: 526 Chebucto St.: 11am to 2pm - Farmer's Market Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to 11pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Halifax (Halafacs) Marriottt Harbourfront Hotel-Harbourstone Sea Grill & pour house: 1919 Upper Water St.: 5pm to 8pm - live music Wednesdays Indian Brook (Abhainn A' Chùbair) St. Ann's United Church Tea Room: 46715 Cabot Trail: 46°20.969′N 60°32.159′W: 902-929-2999: 11am - Seniors Healthy Lunches –in SABUC Tea Room; lunch at noon North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Knights of Columbus Hall: 138 Granville St.: 7pm to 9pm - Port Hawkesbury School of Gaelic will be offering 20 weeks of Gaelic classes St. All levels of learners welcome. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Bras d’Or Lakes Inn: 10095 Grenville St.: 902-535-2200, 1-800-818-5885: 7pm to 9pm - live music with Jaidon Seymour Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session, host & guests; FREE Little Vegas Showroom: 451 Prince Street: 902-539-7665: 9pm - open mic night with James Bornn & the band Forged Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill

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Thursday, December 28th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Jazz session Creignish (Creiginnis) Community Hall: ......bi-weekly year round Thursday Celtic jam sessions: 45°43.971′N 61°27.672′W: 902-625-1476: Thursdays-all instruments are welcome, volunteer donations for non-musicians, monies collected at door will be towards direct costs of Jam Sessions. [ weather cancellation - announced/posted by 4pm [ 101.5 The Hawk ); - Joe MacMaster, pianist-TBD 7pm - jam ; occurs on alternate Thursdays (biweekly) Sept 7th-CANCELLED, next Sept 21st Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - conversational Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 8pm to 10:30pm - celtic & traditional tunes; Hosted by Cassie Anne MacDonald Little Bras d'Or Blue Mist Tavern & Bar: 85 Main St.: 902-736-2801: 8pm to midnight - "the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions ; bring an instrument & join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 8pm to midnight - regular Thursday night dances; with Ernie, Wade and Todd River Bourgeois Anne Sampson Building: 7pm - music with Edna & Gerry and Friends; bring your instruments and join in the fun. @ $ toonie Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas South Haven (An Acarsaid A Deas) Community Hall: Hwy # 105: 7pm to 9pm - Square Dance Lessons ; For beginner to seasoned dancers. @ $5 per session. [ call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601 ]. Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 7pm to 10pm - Songwriter's Sessions ; @ $6; 19+, ID’s Membertou Heritage Park: 35 Su'n Awti.: 902-567-5333: 6pm to 8pm - an evening full of stories and laughter with Membertou's Elders, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Live and Local Thursdays with a different artist each week. Whycocomagh (Hogamah) Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: # 9650 Highway # 105: 902-756-3580: 7pm - jam sessions;

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Friday, December 29th 2017

Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: - Drake Jensen Home for the Holidays launch of the Glace Bay Community Fund The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair The Savoy Theatre: 116 Commercial St.: 902-842-1577, 902-564-6668: 7pm - Cape Breton 'Christmas Vacation' dinner theatre; @$49;50 Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Lismore (Lios Mór) Community Centre: 4699 hwy 245: 7pm - Variety concert ; proceeds to Karen Lynn MacDonald Allergy Awareness Society [ last friday of month] Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church hall: 643 Main St.: 902-736-6394: 7pm - 'the Miner's First Noel'-Kevin Evans, Bob Quinn, Cameron and MacKenzie Clarke, Jennifer Whalen, Stewart MacNeil, Lucy MacNeil with her daughters Amelia and Kenna

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Saturday, December 30th 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) TALO Cafébar: 195 Commercial St.: 902-842-2195: - Drake Jensen Home for the Holidays launch of the Glace Bay Community Fund The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 Hillsborough Hillsborough & Glendyer Hall: # 4738-Hwy #252: 902-945-2870: 7pm to 10:30pm - Saturday bi-weekly jam session, lite lunch @$ 5; entertainers admitted Free, [Ronelda 902-945-2870] Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: - Darrell Keigan 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall Sydney River (Abhainn Shuidni) CB Farmer's market: 340 Keltic Drive: 902-564-9948: 8:30am to 1pm - year round farmers market; http://www.farmersmarketcapebreton.com West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free;

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Sunday, December 31st 2017

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' Florence Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #83: 610 Bras D'Or Florence Rd.: 902-736-6313: - New Year's Eve dance; #$ 15 Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: 4115 Hwy # 223: 9pm to midnight - New Year’s Eve with Pretty Archie; @$ 25 Judique (Siudaig Mhór) Celtic Music Interpretive Centre: ........Sunday Ceilidhs: 5471 Highway # 19: 45°52.696′N 61°29.478′W: 902-787-2708: 2pm to 5pm - Glenn Graham & friends; @$ 8 Millville (Baile A´ Mhuilinn) Community Centre: 1-902-674-2258: 10pm to 2am - New Years Eve Dance with music by JAAM North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm - Music of Ireland with host/producer Paul Davis Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: - New Year’s Eve Dance with Final Cut Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ] Sydney (Suidni) Allure: 418 George St.: 10pm - New Year's Eve Party Curling Club: 619 George St.: 902-539-4012: - New Year's Eve 'House Party'-music by DJ, @$ 15 Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) Robs Underground: 2 Eliot St.: - new Year's Eve dance with Bandit Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8-Breton: 769 Main St.: 902-736-3206: 10pm to 2am - New Year's Eve dance with music by T. Capstick

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Monday, January 1st 2018

Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: - New Year’s Day Levee with Final Cut Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas

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Tuesday, January 2nd 2018

Baddeck (Badaig) Learn Gaelic in Baddeck: 1687 Hwy # 205-Baddeck Bay Rd.: 902-294-0013: 10am to noon - gaelic instruction with Joyce MacDonald; for youth, song, beginners [ Melissa melissanicneacall@gmail.com 902-294-0013 classes provided by Gàidhlig Agam - Baddeck's Gaelic Society Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53: 37 Ross St.: 902-295-2080: 7pm to 11pm - “Tuesday Songwriters Circle” ; FREE Chéticamp Kinsmen club: Belle Marche: 7pm to 10pm - Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , l'AMAC; bilingual; everyone welcome; @$ 3 [902-224-3743] Dartmouth Jamieson's Irish House & Grill: 5 Cumberland Dr.: 902-433-0500: - Songwriters Open Mic happening tonight w/ guest host Andrew Molloy, Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 8pm - with Glenn Coolen Jeremy Finney North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Dooley's: 10 Blowers St.: 1-902-794-1745: 9pm to midnight - open mic with hosts Joey Targett and me Mark Boutilier K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 5pm - free movie night Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge: 9975 Grenville St.: 902-535-3578: 7pm to 9pm - Jam session; @$ 3, free for performers; Jan 24th-host is RG Scaller Strathlorne (Srath Lathurna) Gaelic house: 1089 Deepdale Road: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - beginner 1-Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Sydney (Suidni) Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill; Carl Getto; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) The Underground: - open Mike with hosts =Mark Boutilier & Joe Targett

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Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Piper's Pub: 33 College St.: 45°37.306′N 61°59.514′W: 902-863-2590: 6pm to 8pm - weekly ceilidhs with host Brian MacDonald and friends ; traditional Scottish and Celtic music. Donations at the door for Grade 12 Gaelic class trip. Baddeck (Badaig) Farmer's Market -Community Centre: 526 Chebucto St.: 11am to 2pm - Farmer's Market Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to 11pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Halifax (Halafacs) Marriottt Harbourfront Hotel-Harbourstone Sea Grill & pour house: 1919 Upper Water St.: 5pm to 8pm - live music Wednesdays Indian Brook (Abhainn A' Chùbair) St. Ann's United Church Tea Room: 46715 Cabot Trail: 46°20.969′N 60°32.159′W: 902-929-2999: 11am - Seniors Healthy Lunches –in SABUC Tea Room; lunch at noon North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Knights of Columbus Hall: 138 Granville St.: 7pm to 9pm - Port Hawkesbury School of Gaelic will be offering 20 weeks of Gaelic classes St. All levels of learners welcome. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session, host & guests; FREE Little Vegas Showroom: 451 Prince Street: 902-539-7665: 9pm - open mic night with James Bornn & the band Forged Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill

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Thursday, January 4th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Jazz session Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - conversational Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 8pm to 10:30pm - celtic & traditional tunes; Hosted by Cassie Anne MacDonald Little Bras d'Or Blue Mist Tavern & Bar: 85 Main St.: 902-736-2801: 8pm to midnight - "the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions ; bring an instrument & join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 8pm to midnight - regular Thursday night dances; with Ernie, Wade and Todd River Bourgeois Anne Sampson Building: 7pm - music with Edna & Gerry and Friends; bring your instruments and join in the fun. @ $ toonie Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas South Haven (An Acarsaid A Deas) Community Hall: Hwy # 105: 7pm to 9pm - Square Dance Lessons ; For beginner to seasoned dancers. @ $5 per session. [ call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601 ]. Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 7pm to 10pm - Songwriter's Sessions ; @ $6; 19+, ID’s Membertou Heritage Park: 35 Su'n Awti.: 902-567-5333: 6pm to 8pm - an evening full of stories and laughter with Membertou's Elders, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Live and Local Thursdays with a different artist each week. Whycocomagh (Hogamah) Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: # 9650 Highway # 105: 902-756-3580: 7pm - jam sessions;

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Friday, January 5th 2018

Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Marion Bridge (Drochaid Mhira) Fire Hall & Recreation Centre: 3921 Gabarus Highway: 902-727-3161: 4pm to 6:30pm - Mira Community Market; Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Port Hood (Sestico) St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church Hall: 239 Main St.: 902-787-2740: 7pm to 9pm - The Little White Church music jam session @$ 5; -lite lunch; All musicians are welcome to come and play ; [ next Nov 10th, 24th ] Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover;

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Saturday, January 6th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall Highland Arts Theatre: ......HAT 2016 July & August- Summer Season @ $ 50 for 3 shows: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: 4pm to 8pm - Cape Trad presents a non profit live streamed global event-'Live from Sydney'@$ 20-advance with Dwayne Cote, Richard Wood, Colin Grant, Jason MacDonald West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free; Whitehead community centre: 7:30pm -  Variety concert , the first Saturday of each month. Local entertainment, light lunch, @ $5.

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Sunday, January 7th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Baddeck (Badaig) Greenwood Manse: 97 Twining St.: 7pm to 8pm - gaelic social gathering-first Sunday of each month Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming St. Joseph's Church basement: 138 Granville St.: 2pm to 5pm - Sharon's Hootenany; @$ 5, children under 12 free; lite lunch, join musicians from local guitar clubs, All proceeds for St. Joseph's church roof & light fund ; [wheelchair accessable via the basement entrance] Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ]

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Monday, January 8th 2018

Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas

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Tuesday, January 9th 2018

Baddeck (Badaig) Learn Gaelic in Baddeck: 1687 Hwy # 205-Baddeck Bay Rd.: 902-294-0013: 10am to noon - gaelic instruction with Joyce MacDonald; for youth, song, beginners [ Melissa melissanicneacall@gmail.com 902-294-0013 classes provided by Gàidhlig Agam - Baddeck's Gaelic Society Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53: 37 Ross St.: 902-295-2080: 7pm to 11pm - “Tuesday Songwriters Circle” ; FREE Chéticamp Kinsmen club: Belle Marche: 7pm to 10pm - Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , l'AMAC; bilingual; everyone welcome; @$ 3 [902-224-3743] Dartmouth Jamieson's Irish House & Grill: 5 Cumberland Dr.: 902-433-0500: - Songwriters Open Mic happening tonight w/ guest host Andrew Molloy, Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 8pm - with Glenn Coolen Jeremy Finney North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Dooley's: 10 Blowers St.: 1-902-794-1745: 9pm to midnight - open mic with hosts Joey Targett and me Mark Boutilier K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 5pm - free movie night Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge: 9975 Grenville St.: 902-535-3578: 7pm to 9pm - Jam session; @$ 3, free for performers; Jan 24th-host is RG Scaller Strathlorne (Srath Lathurna) Gaelic house: 1089 Deepdale Road: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - beginner 1-Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Sydney (Suidni) Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill; Carl Getto; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) The Underground: - open Mike with hosts =Mark Boutilier & Joe Targett

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Wednesday, January 10th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Piper's Pub: 33 College St.: 45°37.306′N 61°59.514′W: 902-863-2590: 6pm to 8pm - weekly ceilidhs with host Brian MacDonald and friends ; traditional Scottish and Celtic music. Donations at the door for Grade 12 Gaelic class trip. Baddeck (Badaig) Farmer's Market -Community Centre: 526 Chebucto St.: 11am to 2pm - Farmer's Market Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to 11pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Halifax (Halafacs) Marriottt Harbourfront Hotel-Harbourstone Sea Grill & pour house: 1919 Upper Water St.: 5pm to 8pm - live music Wednesdays Indian Brook (Abhainn A' Chùbair) St. Ann's United Church Tea Room: 46715 Cabot Trail: 46°20.969′N 60°32.159′W: 902-929-2999: 11am - Seniors Healthy Lunches –in SABUC Tea Room; lunch at noon North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Knights of Columbus Hall: 138 Granville St.: 7pm to 9pm - Port Hawkesbury School of Gaelic will be offering 20 weeks of Gaelic classes St. All levels of learners welcome. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Bras d’Or Lakes Inn: 10095 Grenville St.: 902-535-2200, 1-800-818-5885: 7pm to 9pm - live music with Jaidon Seymour Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session, host & guests; FREE Little Vegas Showroom: 451 Prince Street: 902-539-7665: 9pm - open mic night with James Bornn & the band Forged Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill

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Thursday, January 11th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Jazz session Christmas Island (Eilean Na Nollaig) Fire Hall: ...2017 August 15th to 19th- #27th Annual-Féis an Eilein: 8539 Grand Narrows, Highway # 223: 902-622-2605: - second 5 week session; @$ 25; feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.ca Creignish (Creiginnis) Community Hall: ......bi-weekly year round Thursday Celtic jam sessions: 45°43.971′N 61°27.672′W: 902-625-1476: Thursdays-all instruments are welcome, volunteer donations for non-musicians, monies collected at door will be towards direct costs of Jam Sessions. [ weather cancellation - announced/posted by 4pm [ 101.5 The Hawk ); - to be determined, 7pm - jam ; occurs on alternate Thursdays (biweekly) Sept 7th-CANCELLED, next Sept 21st Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - conversational Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 8pm to 10:30pm - celtic & traditional tunes; Hosted by Cassie Anne MacDonald Little Bras d'Or Blue Mist Tavern & Bar: 85 Main St.: 902-736-2801: 8pm to midnight - "the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions ; bring an instrument & join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 8pm to midnight - regular Thursday night dances; with Ernie, Wade and Todd River Bourgeois Anne Sampson Building: 7pm - music with Edna & Gerry and Friends; bring your instruments and join in the fun. @ $ toonie Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas South Haven (An Acarsaid A Deas) Community Hall: Hwy # 105: 7pm to 9pm - Square Dance Lessons ; For beginner to seasoned dancers. @ $5 per session. [ call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601 ]. Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 7pm to 10pm - Songwriter's Sessions ; @ $6; 19+, ID’s Membertou Heritage Park: 35 Su'n Awti.: 902-567-5333: 6pm to 8pm - an evening full of stories and laughter with Membertou's Elders, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Live and Local Thursdays with a different artist each week. Whycocomagh (Hogamah) Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: # 9650 Highway # 105: 902-756-3580: 7pm - jam sessions;

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Friday, January 12th 2018

Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover;

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Saturday, January 13th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 Hillsborough Hillsborough & Glendyer Hall: # 4738-Hwy #252: 902-945-2870: 7pm to 10:30pm - Saturday bi-weekly jam session, lite lunch @$ 5; entertainers admitted Free, [Ronelda 902-945-2870] Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 L’Ardoise Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #110: 20 St. Peters Forchu Rd.: 902-587-2263: 5pm to 7pm - jam session; FREE; every second Saturday North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free;

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Sunday, January 14th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney Halifax (Halafacs) Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: - “Frozen in Time” are $ 25 The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing Heatherton (Baile An Fhraoich) Parish-Maple Hall-Concert: 7pm to 10pm - kitchen party; @$ 5; lite lunch; all ages North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm - Music of Ireland with host/producer Paul Davis Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ]

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Monday, January 15th 2018

Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill: 5075 George St.: 902-420-1570: 8:30pm to 11pm - Scottn' the Rocks; FREE The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Cineplex: .....movies from ..Passport to the World: 325 Prince St.: 902-539-9050: 7pm - movie-'Bolivia '-

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Tuesday, January 16th 2018

Baddeck (Badaig) Learn Gaelic in Baddeck: 1687 Hwy # 205-Baddeck Bay Rd.: 902-294-0013: 10am to noon - gaelic instruction with Joyce MacDonald; for youth, song, beginners [ Melissa melissanicneacall@gmail.com 902-294-0013 classes provided by Gàidhlig Agam - Baddeck's Gaelic Society Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53: 37 Ross St.: 902-295-2080: 7pm to 11pm - “Tuesday Songwriters Circle” ; FREE Chéticamp Kinsmen club: Belle Marche: 7pm to 10pm - Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , l'AMAC; bilingual; everyone welcome; @$ 3 [902-224-3743] Dartmouth Jamieson's Irish House & Grill: 5 Cumberland Dr.: 902-433-0500: - Songwriters Open Mic happening tonight w/ guest host Andrew Molloy, Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 8pm - with Glenn Coolen Jeremy Finney North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Dooley's: 10 Blowers St.: 1-902-794-1745: 9pm to midnight - open mic with hosts Joey Targett and me Mark Boutilier K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 5pm - free movie night Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge: 9975 Grenville St.: 902-535-3578: 7pm to 9pm - Jam session; @$ 3, free for performers; Jan 24th-host is RG Scaller Strathlorne (Srath Lathurna) Gaelic house: 1089 Deepdale Road: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - beginner 1-Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Sydney (Suidni) Highland Arts Theatre: .....Winter-Spring Season: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - see all 5 plays for #75=book by Dec 24th, 8pm - of Mice and Morro & Jasp Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill; Carl Getto; Sydney Mines (Méinnean Baile Shuidni) The Underground: - open Mike with hosts =Mark Boutilier & Joe Targett

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Wednesday, January 17th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Piper's Pub: 33 College St.: 45°37.306′N 61°59.514′W: 902-863-2590: 6pm to 8pm - weekly ceilidhs with host Brian MacDonald and friends ; traditional Scottish and Celtic music. Donations at the door for Grade 12 Gaelic class trip. Arichat Telile Community TV -radio Richmond 104.1fm: 17 Conney's Lane: 902-226-1928: 7:30pm - 'East Coast Spotlight', -broadcast live with host Gerry Samson Baddeck (Badaig) Farmer's Market -Community Centre: 526 Chebucto St.: 11am to 2pm - Farmer's Market Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to 11pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Halifax (Halafacs) Marriottt Harbourfront Hotel-Harbourstone Sea Grill & pour house: 1919 Upper Water St.: 5pm to 8pm - live music Wednesdays Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: 7:30pm - The Kronos Quartet· by Symphony Nova Scotia Indian Brook (Abhainn A' Chùbair) St. Ann's United Church Tea Room: 46715 Cabot Trail: 46°20.969′N 60°32.159′W: 902-929-2999: 11am - Seniors Healthy Lunches –in SABUC Tea Room; lunch at noon North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Knights of Columbus Hall: 138 Granville St.: 7pm to 9pm - Port Hawkesbury School of Gaelic will be offering 20 weeks of Gaelic classes St. All levels of learners welcome. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 8pm to 11pm - weekly Open Celtic Session, host & guests; FREE Highland Arts Theatre: .....Winter-Spring Season: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - see all 5 plays for #75=book by Dec 24th, 8pm - of Mice and Morro & Jasp Little Vegas Showroom: 451 Prince Street: 902-539-7665: 9pm - open mic night with James Bornn & the band Forged Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Celtic Serenade Jam Sessions; Free; Hosted by Donnie Campbell & Jinx O'Neill

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Thursday, January 18th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 9pm - Jazz session Christmas Island (Eilean Na Nollaig) Fire Hall: ...2017 August 15th to 19th- #27th Annual-Féis an Eilein: 8539 Grand Narrows, Highway # 223: 902-622-2605: - second 5 week session; @$ 25; feisaneilein@ns.sympatico.ca Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - conversational Gaelic-; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 8pm to 10:30pm - celtic & traditional tunes; Hosted by Cassie Anne MacDonald Neptune Theatre-Scotiabank Studio: 1593 Argyle St.: 902-429-7070: - Neptune theatre -4 days of full bands; Makayla Lynn & Smith Curry from Nashville. town: - Brooklyn Doran at I'll be a part of In the Dead of Winter Music Festival Little Bras d'Or Blue Mist Tavern & Bar: 85 Main St.: 902-736-2801: 8pm to midnight - "the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions ; bring an instrument & join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free North Sydney Firefighter's club: 14 Pierce St.: 902-794-7072: 8pm to midnight - regular Thursday night dances; with Ernie, Wade and Todd Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Civic Centre - Shannon Studio: 606 Reeves St.: 902-625-2591: - Dave Gunning & James Keelaghan River Bourgeois Anne Sampson Building: 7pm - music with Edna & Gerry and Friends; bring your instruments and join in the fun. @ $ toonie Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas South Haven (An Acarsaid A Deas) Community Hall: Hwy # 105: 7pm to 9pm - Square Dance Lessons ; For beginner to seasoned dancers. @ $5 per session. [ call Cathy at 902-800-0738 or Jim at 902-701-0601 ]. Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 7pm to 10pm - Songwriter's Sessions ; @ $6; 19+, ID’s Highland Arts Theatre: .....Winter-Spring Season: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - see all 5 plays for #75=book by Dec 24th, Membertou Heritage Park: 35 Su'n Awti.: 902-567-5333: 6pm to 8pm - an evening full of stories and laughter with Membertou's Elders, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre/ Kiju's Restaurant: 50 Maillard St.: 902-562-6220: 6pm to 9pm - Live and Local Thursdays with a different artist each week. Whycocomagh (Hogamah) Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: # 9650 Highway # 105: 902-756-3580: 7pm - jam sessions;

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Friday, January 19th 2018

Arichat New Horizon Seniors Club: 7pm - jam session, lite lunch; 19+, [ Deltina 902-226-3694 ]; on third friday; @$ 5; entertainers are FREE; 19+ Blues Mills (Muilnean Clann ´ic Ghilleghuirme) Fire Hall: .......Friday -monthly ceilidhs: 902-756-2037: 7:30pm - Friday-monthly ceilidh @ $ 5; lunch; Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department; Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 10pm to midnight - Bluenose Opera House with a maritime flair Guysborough (Baile Mhainisdear) Days Gone By Bakery: 143 Main St.: 902-533-2762: 8pm to 11pm - open mike with a new host each week Halifax (Halafacs) Neptune Theatre-Scotiabank Studio: 1593 Argyle St.: 902-429-7070: - Neptune theatre -4 days of full bands; Makayla Lynn & Smith Curry from Nashville. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: - The Music of David Bowie; · by Symphony Nova Scotia town: - Brooklyn Doran at I'll be a part of In the Dead of Winter Music Festival Iona (Sanndraigh) Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124: ......Friday Ceilidhs: 4237 Hwy #223: 902-725-2178: 6pm to 7pm - Supper Adult plate - $12; Child/Senior plate - $8. Free Ceilidh from 7pm to 10 pm Lunenburg Double S Park-hall: 140 Samuel Mader Road, New Germany: 7pm to 10pm - acoustic music jam-South Shore Bluegrass Music Association Mira River Boat Club: 545 Hillside Rd.: 902-564-8660: - 8pm to 11pm-entertainment North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) Emera Centre Northside: 175 Kings St.: 902-794-3839: 6:30pm to 10pm - After Work Party with live entertainment-in Credit Union Community Room K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #43: 303 Reeves St.: 902-625-2732: 10pm to 1am - Friday Night Socials @ $5 Port Hood (Sestico) St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church Hall: 239 Main St.: 902-787-2740: 7pm to 9pm - The Little White Church music jam session @$ 5; -lite lunch; All musicians are welcome to come and play ; [ next Nov 10th, 24th ] Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Breton Brewing: 364 Keltic Drive-Coxheath: 902-270-4677: 4pm to 10pm - Music on Tap -no cover; Highland Arts Theatre: .....Winter-Spring Season: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - see all 5 plays for #75=book by Dec 24th,

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Saturday, January 20th 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) Farmers' Market at the former The Prissy Pig Café: 20 Andrews St.: 10am to 2pm - Winter Market; with music TBA St. FX -Bauer Theatre-main stage: 902-867-3333: 8pm - Saturday night Cabaret in Green room lounge 19+ ; LGBTQ pride Chéticamp Doryman's tavern: 15528 Cabot Trail: 46°38.406′N 61°00.270′W: 902-224-9909: 2pm to 5pm - fiddle ceilidh Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - Gaelic/English program 'Aisrigh nan Gaidheal' Dartmouth Seamus David's Irish Pub-Dartmouth Crossing: 21 Logiealmond Close Dartmouth Crossing: 902-462-2034: 8pm - entertainment Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 6pm to 7pm - The Coast Top 10 with Bill MacNeil 7pm to 8pm - Meet The Music • with Singer-songwriter Jason MacDonald; interviews with local & regional songwriters 10pm to midnight - 'Cape Breton Kitchen Party' • with Ron Neville Grand Anse Royal Canadian Legion-branch # 47: 902-345-2610: 9pm to 1am - adult dance with live bands; @ $ 8 Halifax (Halafacs) Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub: 5221 Sackville St.: 902-406-7640: 4pm to 7pm - Bruce and Jay MacKinnon Neptune Theatre-Scotiabank Studio: 1593 Argyle St.: 902-429-7070: - Neptune theatre -4 days of full bands; Makayla Lynn & Smith Curry from Nashville. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre): 6101 University Ave.: 902-494-3820: - The Music of David Bowie; · by Symphony Nova Scotia The Carlton Hotel-Music Bar & Grill: 1685 Argyle St.: 902-422-6335: 10pm - The Carletones; @ $ 5 town: - Brooklyn Doran at I'll be a part of In the Dead of Winter Music Festival Iona (Sanndraigh) Iona Heights Inn- Frolic & Folk Pub: ....ceilidhs 5pm to 8pm: 4115 Hwy # 223: 45°56.841′N 60°49.118′W: 902-622-2190, 1-844-733-4662: 5pm to 8pm - Saturday Ceilidh; @$ 5 North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free The Theatre Pub & Grill: 236 Commercial st.: 902-794-1188: 4pm to 8pm - free matinee shows with Murray & Keith Petit-de-Grat Radio Richmond-CITU 101.1FM: #3435 Hwy # 206: 902-226-0981: 7pm to 9pm - "Music From The Isle Of Newfoundland" with host Howard Sleep Port Hood (Sestico) Admiral Lounge & Dining room: 148 Main St.: 902-787-3494: 6pm to 9pm - local entertainment Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Anns (Baile Anna) Gaelic College: 51779 Cabot Trail Rd. (Exit 11 of TCH #105): 902-295-3411: - weaving instruction for two age groups; [register with Dianne Quimby 902-945-2226 weaver@gaeliccollege.edu ] [ 8 sessions @ $ 80 ] Sydney (Suidni) Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade: 902-562-7646: 3pm to 6pm - ceilidh every Saturday-hosted by either Pat Chafe, Carl MacKenzie, Gillian Head, or Mike Hall Highland Arts Theatre: .....Winter-Spring Season: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - see all 5 plays for #75=book by Dec 24th, West Mabou (Màbu An Iar) West Mabou Hall: ....every Saturday-Square Dance;: 2399 West Mabou Rd.: 46°03.838′N 61°26.583′W: 902-945-2393: 9pm to midnight - square dance@ $8 person , children under 12 free;

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Sunday, January 21st 2018

Antigonish (Am Baile Mór) CJFX-radio: 5663 Highway #7.: 902-863-4580: 2pm to 6pm - Daryl MacLean's COUNTRY GOLD; 4 hours of great Classic Country music. http://countrygold.ca/ 7pm to 8pm - the CJFX Ceilidh--Listen to Cape Breton Fiddles here http://yourlisten.com/989XFM 8pm to 9pm - Sounds Atlantic-with Paul Kerwin & his guests ; http://yourlisten.com/989XFM Radio-St. Francis Xavier University: 902-867-3333: 8pm to 10pm - “The Gael’s Voice”, Radio Antigonish (Guth Nan Gaidheal Reidio Antigonish) 92.5 FM hosts, Robert Bingham & Virginia MacLeod [1-800-877-909] The Town House Brewpub & Eatery: 76 College St.: 902-863-2248: 6:30pm - acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour ; host=John Hanlon, Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 5pm to 6pm - David Gillis’ - 'Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes' show. Dartmouth Celtic Corner Public House-Irish Pub: 69 Alderney Drive;: 902-464-0740: 5pm to 7:30pm - afternoon ceilidhs with Brad Reid and a weekly guest. 'Fiddles & fish' Glace Bay (Glasbaidh) The Coast-CKOA 89.7 FM: 106 Reserve St.: 902-849-4301: 5pm to 8pm - Celtic Serenade with Host Donnie Campbell, the very best in Cape Breton Music plus songs from Scotland & Ireland, presented by Merit Muffler-Wheel & Brake-Sydney Halifax (Halafacs) Neptune Theatre-Scotiabank Studio: 1593 Argyle St.: 902-429-7070: - Neptune theatre -4 days of full bands; Makayla Lynn & Smith Curry from Nashville. The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 2pm to 4pm - Open Session & Irish Set Dancing town: - Brooklyn Doran at I'll be a part of In the Dead of Winter Music Festival North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Port Hawkesbury (An Gut) 101.5 FM The Hawk: 609 Church St.: 902-625-1220: 9am to 11am - East Coast Rising with Camereon MacEachern 11am to noon - East Coast Countdown with Cameron MacEachern http://www.eastcoastcountdown.com 6pm to 7pm - Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern; live streaming Fire Hall: 309 Hiram street: 2pm to 5pm - jam session; Light lunch. Musicians free-Audience $ 5 [ Gail MacKay 902-302-9642 ] Proceeds to Anglican Church. Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas St Peter's (Baile Naoimh Pheadair) Coastal Market: 9856 Grenville St.: 11am to 5pm - Richmond's County Artisan's market Fire Hall: 22 Toulouse St.: 2pm to 4pm - Scottish Country Dancing ; Everyone is welcome @ $2/week [Stan or Joyce Richards at 902-345-0741 ] Sydney (Suidni) Highland Arts Theatre: .....Winter-Spring Season: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - see all 5 plays for #75=book by Dec 24th,

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Monday, January 22nd 2018

Chéticamp Radio CKJM 106.1FM & 92.5FM [Pomquet], & 97.5 FM [Sydney]: 902-224-1242: 6pm to 7pm - fiddle music show 'Coup d’archet' (Stroke of the Bow) Gillisdale house: 48 Kiltarlity Rd.: 902-248-2521: 6:30pm to 9:30pm - Advanced Beginner Gaelic ; @$ 45 for 6 weeks and a twelve week session offered after Christmas; carmen.macarthur@yahoo.ca, 902-248-2521. Halifax (Halafacs) The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse: 5136 Prince St.: 902-492-4900: 6:30pm - Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit; North Sydney (Suidni A Tuath) K-LEE radio: Cape Breton music & Maritime favourites 24/7-commercial free - enjoy Cape Breton music, all day long ; Free Saulnierville 104.1 FM: C.P 8.: 1-902-769-2423: 6pm to 10pm - The voice of the Southwest with Wayne Dugas Sydney (Suidni) Highland Arts Theatre: .....Winter-Spring Season: 40 Bentinck St.: 902-565-3637: - see all 5 plays for #75=book by Dec 24th,



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ECMA’s Designer of the year [2005/2006] Cheryl SMITH
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