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                    Events 2018-Music Cape Breton-updated Dec7th, 2018

  Ceilidhs & Square Dances     --island wide----------

- Every evening-7:30pm-Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs -[2017 July & Aug ]@$ 10
      -St.Michael's Parish Hall, -Nancy MacLean [295-2794]

Saturday-9pm to midnight-Family Square Dances-YEAR ROUND  @ $ 8; West Mabou Hall

Saturdays-Sydney: Bunkers-1st floor-Governor’s Pub: 233 Esplanade; -fiddle sessions with
    Carl MacKenzie, Pat Chafe & friends;

Saturday Ceilidhs -8:15pm-;[ 2017 July to August ] -St. John’s Parish Hall-Ingonish ; -host Paul Cranford;

Sunday -2pm to 5pm-ceilidhs-Celtic Music Centre-Judique; @ $8
      [ 2018 traditionally year round ]

Monday-9:30pm to 1am-Brook Village Hall-Adult Square Dances, @ $ 7; 19+
      [ 2017 June to October ]

Tuesday -7:30pm-9pm-Ceilidhs;Mabou Community Hall, @ $ 7
         [ 2017 July & Aug ]; Hosted by: Karen & Joey Beaton with weekly guests

Tuesday-7:30pm to 9pm-Ceilidh-Port Hawkesbury, Civic Centre-The Bear Head Conference Room
      [2017 July & Aug & Oct ]; @ $ 10 Adults ; 606 Reeves St. 902-625-2591 ;

Tuesday--Gaelic Concert Series; [ 2017 July & August ] ;Christmas Island Fire Hall

Tuesday--Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs; [ 2017 July & August ]
      St. Ann's Bay United Church, Indian Brook, NS

Wednesdays-10pm to 1am-Scotsville Square dances-Lake Ainslie Fire Hall;  -[2017 traditionally July ]

Wednesdays-7pm-An Drodhaid/The Bridge Museum -Mabou-( 2017 traditionally July & August ) 
      Summer  Ceilidh Series,

Wednesdays-8pm-[ 2017 July & August]-3 Fiddler Concert, Ceilidh & Dances, "The Barn", Margaree Valley

Wednesday ceilidhs-7:30pm- [ 2018 April 25 to Sept 5th, ]-St Anns Gaelic College;
    donations appreciated [ 902-295-3411],   A showcase of our school instructors & others

Every 2nd. Wednesday-7pm-Kitchen Ceilidhs,  ( 2017 June to September )
      Father John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre, Glendale

every Wednesdays -ceilidh, []; Guysborough Waterfront

Thursday-8pm-Ceilidhs-Inverness Fire Hall, [ 2017 July & August ] @ $ 7

Thursday-9pm to 12am-Glencoe Mills- family square dances (2017 July & August ) @ $8.

Thursdays-7pm to 8pm-ceilidhs @ $ 3 ; [ 2017 July & August ]
  Port Hood-Chestico Museum & Historical Society  - seating for 30 - tea served

Thursdays-8pm to midnight-"the Northside" Celtic music session every Thursday;
     19+ All Ages; at the Blue Mist Tavern & Bar, 85 Main St. in Bras d'Or

Thursday-Kitchen Racket & Ceilidh-[ 2017 July & August ]
       Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter's, NS

Friday-8pm-3 Fiddler Concert, Ceilidh & Dances, [ 2017 June, September & October ]
      "The Barn", Margaree Valley    ,

Friday-10pm to 1am-SW Margaree Parish Hall-Adult Square Dances,
      [ 2017 June to September ]- @$7

Friday--Celtic Tearoom Ceilidhs; [ 2017 July & August ]
      St. Ann's Bay United Church, Indian Brook, NS

  Jams ======-==-Cape Breton-Open Jam Sessions---====-==--=========------=====

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•-2pm to 5pm-monthly-1st Sunday each month; Sharon's Hootenany; @$ 5, Port Hawkesbury -St. Joseph's church
    lite lunch, All proceeds for St. Joseph's church roof & light fund ; 902-625-2517

•-2pm to 5pm-Bras d'Or Lakes Inn-St. Peter's  [July & August]; Free

•-3pm to 5pm-Group Guitar Playing Sessions ; Iona: 19+
    Royal Canadian Legion-Grandona Branch # 124 ; Brenda=  

•-2pm to 5pm-Hank's  Jamboree, @ $ 5; lite lunch, musicians free;
    monthly jam [every 4th Sunday] Havre Boucher: Community Centre:  [902-234-2188]
•-6:30pm-Townhouse Session Players-acoustic Irish music jam session, with a Scottish-Cape Breton flavour
    Townhouse Brewpub and Eatery in Antigonish. [ corner of the College Street ]

•-8:30pm-open jam sessions-Mabou: The Red Shoe Pub [ 902-945-2996 ] [start 2018 May 25th ]
    hosted by Mac Morin; donations welcome, [monies raised go to local organizations ]

•- 7pm to 10pm-Chéticamp: Kinsmen club: Acadian Amateur Music Circle-jam session , (902-224-3743)
    Kinsmen Hall-Back road in Bell Marche; @$ 3; bilingual; ;

•-7pm to 9pm-jam session -MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge-St. Peter's
with hosts Wendy and Rosie; @$ 3, free for performers [ 902-535-2205 ]

•-7:30pm to 9:30pm-Creignish Community Centre-Celtic Jam Sessions, January to June 14th
     monthly-every 2nd Thursday; all instuments are welcome, volunteer donations for non-musicians
     [ if weather cancellation - announced/posted by 4pm (∆101.5 The Hawk ∆); cash canteen

•-8pm to midnight-"the Northside Session" Celtic music sessions at the Blue Mist Tavern & Bar
     in Bras d'Or on 85 Main St. , former 'Rollie's Celtic music sessions"
      bring an instrument and join in; 19+ All Ages; FREE ; [ 902-736-2801 ]

•-7pm-Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre: Hwy # 105; [902-756-3580]
   weekly jam session,

•-7:30pm-bi-weekly jam @ $ 5; lunch;  musicians free @  Blues Mills-Fire Hall
      Sponsored by the Blues Mills & Area Volunteer Fire Department

•bi-weekly ; -7pm to 9pm-Port Hood-St. Stephen's United Church 'The Little White Church music jam session'
      @$ 5; lite lunch; All musicians welcome 902-787-2740 ;

•-7pm to 10:30pm-Hillsborough: Hillsborough/Glendyer Hall: Hwy # 252-Mabou
     bi-weekly jam session, [ summer-monthly ] lite lunch @ $ 5; [945-2870]


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   ===     2018 events-[ Updated Nov 11th, 2018 ] =========

•2018 Jan 15th, 29th, Feb 12th, 26th, Mar 12th, 26th, April 9th-∆Scott Macmillan∆ & 'Scott n' the Rocks'
      Halifax : Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill

•2018 Feb 4th-3pm-Grand Ole Opry with Lynn Chisholm & friends; Mabou; Strathspey Performing Arts Centre; 902-945-5300

•2018 Feb 5th to 10th--Coal Bowl Classic-basketball tournament; New Waterford : Breton Education Centre Auditorium

•2018 March 22nd to 25th--'The Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival';
      Sydney: Cape Breton University-Boardmore Playhouse

•2018 April 9th to 15th--'Youth Theatre Festival';
      Sydney: Cape Breton University-Boardmore Playhouse

•2018 May 20th--Annual May Spring Concert; Mabou @$ 8; [ 902-258-5934 ]

•2018 May 26th & 27th--Cabot Trail Relay Race; Baddeck; a 185 mile / 298km, 17 stage running relay race

•2018 June 10th-Iona -Wharf -’Aros na Mara World Oceans Day' - Port of Iona and St Columba Parish Hall

•2019 June 13th to 16th -#5th Annual -'Roots to Boots Festival held in Chéticamp & Louisbourg htto://

•2018 June 15th to Sept 15th--6pm-Begger's Banquet-18th century dining. costumes provided,
      Louisbourg-Point of View Suites
      [please call 902-733-2080 for reservations ]

•2018 June 24th-1pm-John Cabot Landing Celebrations -Sugar Loaf ≠ id: Cabots Landing Provincial Park

•2018 June 29th to July 1st-Chéticamp Dance Festival ;

•2018 June 29th to July 7th--#4th Annual KitchenFest-all over Cape Breton island
     St Anns: Gaelic College

•2018 July 1st to 8th-#53rd Festival of the Strait; Port Hawkesbury ;

•2018 July 1st to Aug 26th-'Songs on Sunday'-Big Pond : Rita’s Tea Room & Gift Shop 902-828-2667

•2018 July 1st & 1st -#27th annual Eskasoni Pow Wow; Eskasoni;
--> •2018 July 1st thru August 5th-#25th Annual Granville Green Summer Concerts; Port Hawkesbury; 902-625-2591

•2019 July 3rd to 7th- #4th annual -Seaside Lobster Festival   St. Peter's & area
•2019 July 2nd to 6th-#47th Annual-Lake Ainslie Firemen's Ceilidh Days; Scotsville Fire Hall, Highway 395
      902-258-2546, 902-258-3236
--> •2018 July 4th, 18th & August 1st-6pm to 7:30pm-.Concerts by the Sea-FREE St Peter's : Marina

•2018 July 5th to Aug 2nd-6pm- 'Makin' Waves' festival; Sydney : Wentworth Park-Band Shell
      every Thursday-FREE

•2018 July 6th to 8th-- Feis a' Bhràigh -#57th Annual Glendale Ceilidh Days; 902-625-1734;

•2018 July 6th to August 18th--Ladies Foursome-by Norm Foster; Baddeck : Theatre Baddeck 902-412-7122

•2018 July 8th to 15th-Sea Harvest Festival: Cabot Trail area: Meat Cove
     902-383-2690 ;

•2018 July 13th to 22nd-#37th Annual Mulgrave Scotia Days Festival; 902-747-2243

•2018 July 6th to 8th--NE Margaree Firefighter’s Fun Days; NE Margaree, Cabot Trail

•2018 July 12th to August 15th--'Dancing on the Elephant' by Lisa Hagen; Baddeck : Theatre Baddeck 902-412-7122

•2018 July 12th, 26th & August 9th-6pm to 7:30pm-Concerts by the Sea-Arichat : Waterfront
•2019 July 12th to 21st--#36th Annual Coal Dust Days in New Waterford

•2018 July 13th to 22nd- #37th annual -Scotia Days Festival- Mulgrave

• 2018 July 13th to 15th-#4th annual Sydney Ribfest -Open Hearth Park,

•2018 July 13th to 15th-Rocky Bay- Irish Club Gathering

•2018 July 14th-1pm to 8pm-Murphy's Pond Music Fest; Port Hood,

•2018 July 15th-7pm-Friends Reunion with Cyril MacPhee & Roger Stone, @ guest Doug Sampson-
      St. Peter's -Lions Hall; @$ 20

2018 July 16th to 21st-Whycocomagh Summer Festival ; Bras d’Or Lakes Scenic Drive (Highway # 105 902-295-0522.

•2018 July 17th to August 14th--#20th annual Gaelic Concert series; Christmas Island -Fire Hall;

• 2018 July 14th--Murphy's Pond Music Fest; Port Hood [Lynn Chisholm]

• 2018 July 21st--#5th Annual CB Highlands 3 Peaks challenge -Ingonish

• 2018 July 19th to 22nd-Potlotek Traditional Powwow;
     formally Chapel Island first nation

• 2018 July 20th to 22nd--CultureFête / Feast of Saint Louis; Louisbourg

•2018 July 21st--23rd annual Codstock-Outdoor Rock Concert; Arichat: Le Noir Landing

• 2018 July 21st to 29th-11am to 11pm-#44th Annual Bartown Festival-North Sydney

• 2018 July 22nd--#27th Annual Bay St Lawrence Fire Department’s Annual Crab Fest & Fishing Derby-

• 2018 July 23rd to 27th-Mabou School of Cape Breton Step Dance led by Melody Cameron; Mabou

•2018 July 23rd to 29th-Inverness Gathering Summer Festival; Inverness; Ceilidh Trail

•2018 July 26th to 29th- #22nd Annual Stan Rogers Folk Festival ; Canso; 1-888-554-7826

•2018 July 25th to 29th-Belle Côte Days; Belle Cote Community Centre, Cabot Trail; 902-235-2611

• 2018 July 26th to 30th-St. Ann's Mission-Potlotek first nations;
     formally Chapel Island first nation
--> • 2018 July 26th to July 29th--#56th Annual Acadian Days Festival ; L’Ardoise
• 2018 July 30th to August 5th-Nicolas Denys Days ; St.Peter's Richmond County;
• 2018 Aug 2nd to 5th--Bay Days-Glace Bay

• 2018 Aug 4th to 7th-Cape Breton Bike Rally -centred in Membertou-Sydney

• 2018 July 29th-3pm-62nd Annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert; St. Margaret's Parish Grounds [ Lois MacIsaac: 902 258-2961 ]

• 2018 July 29th to Aug 5th--Chestico Days Summer Festival; Port Hood, Ceilidh Trail 902-787-3210
•2018 Aug 3rd & 4th- MacAskill Cup Regatta- St. Peter's-Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club
      902-535-2729 .

• 2018 Aug 3rd to 4th--#26th Annual Louisbourg Crab Fest; Louisbourg
     902-733-2351 or 902-733-2406:

• 2018 Aug 3rd to 5th-'Lennox Passage Harbourfest in D'Escousse

• 2018 August 4th-2pm to 6pm-57th Annual Highland Village Day & concert; Iona @ $15
• 2018 August 5th-Swim the Canal -St.Peter's Canal

• 2018 Aug 6th & 7th-#8 Annual Free Outdoor concert ; Broad Cove Banks: Banks Head Schoolhouse 902-258-2222

• 2018 Aug 8th to 12th--Judique on the Floor festival; Judique, Ceilidh Trail ( # 5473 Hwy # 19); 902-787-2374

• 2018 August 8th to 14th-#45th Annual Festival Acadien de Petit-de-Grat
• 2018 August 10th-6th Annual Petit De Grat -Shark Fishing Derby; 902-226-3922:

• 2018 Aug 10th to 12th-Black River Music Festival; Heatherton ≠ id: Sunflower Valley
      1648 Meadow Green Rd, ≠ url:

• 2018 August 10th to 12th-#7th Annual Margaree Highland Games (MHG) ; East Margaree, Cabot Trail; 902-235-2744

• 2018 August 11th--Port Hood Kids Triathlon 902-623-2272
      for ages 7 to 13
• 2018 August 11th & 12th--BioBlitz-at Freshwater Lake; -Ingonish
      Cape Breton highlands National Park

• 2018 August 12th--TD Wealth Port Hood Triathlon 902-623-2272

• 2018 August 12th-1pm to 4pm-Annual Ceilidh on the Wharf ; Mabou Coal Mines-Finlay Point Wharf; @$ 10
     : 902-945-2685 :

• 2018 August 17th to 19th--4th Annual Isle Madame Bluegrass & Old Time Country Music Festival,
      830 Janvrin's Harbour Rd, Janvrin Island, 902-226-1918 :

• 2018 Aug 19th--Aviation day; Alexander Graham Bell Museum; Baddeck, Cabot Trail

•2018 August 21st to 25th-- #28th Annual-Féis an Eilein; Christmas Island ≠ Fire Hall

•2018 August 24th--#85th Annual Milling Frolic; Johnstown; Richmond County

•2018 Aug 25th-9am-Cape Mabou Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge. [ a 17 km climb ] Cape Mabou Trail Club
      covering trails=MacPhee, Fair Alistair's, MacArthur, Enchanted Valley, Oak Ridge Trail
      MacKinnon's Brook and Beaton. [ Nadine Hunt ]
• 2018 August 25th to September 2nd-40th Annual River Bourgeois Festival
• 2018 September & October-hot potato 2018 youth exhibit ; ICCA Arts Centre -Inverness; 902-258-2533

• 2018 Aug 31st to September 2nd--#6th annual Acoustic roots festival; Marion Bridge: Two Rivers Wildlife Park 902-727-2483

•2018 Sept 2nd to 29th-# 9th Annual Lumière Festival; Sydney, CB;

• 2018 September 13th to 16th-St. Peter's Pirate Days;

•2019 September 13th to 22nd--16th Annual Hike Highlands festival -Ingonish, CB Highlands National Park 902-295-3231

•2018 Sept 14th to Oct 6th--Pocket Rocket by Lea Daniel & Gary Kirkham;; Baddeck : Theatre Baddeck 902-412-7122

•2018 September 28th to 30th-#10th Annual Cabot Trail Writers Festival ; Gaelic College-St. Ann's

•2018 October 5th to 13th--Celtic Colours International Music Festival; island wide; ; 1-877-285-2321

•2018 October 4th-7:30pm-Masters Concert-The Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp; CMIC-Judique; @$ 25 902-787-2708

•2018 October 19th to 21st-Re-Jigged Festival-in downtown Dartmouth , workshops, concerts. ceilidh

• 2018 Nov 17th & 18th-#22nd annual 'Festival of Trees'.-St. Peter's-Lion's Hall
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  Arichat-St. John's- [1st Sunday every month] 9:30am
  Melford-St. James-Saturday 7pm
  Mulgrave-St. Andrews-Sunday 9:15am
  Port Hawkesbury-Holy Trinity-625-0144, 747-2255,Sundays 11am
  Whiteside-Holy Trinity-366-2186

  Baddeck-Sunday Services,10:30 am at the Baddeck Community Centre, 295-2105
  Margaree Valley-Baptist Church 248-2700
  Port Hawkesbury-Embree island-625-0830; Sunday-10:30am-

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  Port Hawkesbury-804 Queen St.,625-3141, Sundays 10am;

Jehovah's Witnesses
  Petit Etang-224-2911
   Port Hastings 625-2771

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
  Port Hawkesbury-Causeway Pentecostal church-824 Church St. 625-2715

  Blue Mills Gospel [Fire Hall]-Sundays 11am-756-3311
  Blues Mills-Soverign Grace-625-2904
   Boularderie-Big Bras D'Or-Presbyterian church-674-2469
   Englishtown-Knox Presbyterian church
  Glace Bay-St. Paul's Presbyterian -842-0150
  Lake Ainslie-295-2526
  Little Narrows ferry-Presbyterian church-756-2066
  Middle River-Farquaharson-295-2536
  River Denys-Sundays 10:30am, [services alternate each week]
  Orangedale-Sundays 10:30am, [services alternate each week]
  St. Anns Bay-St.Andrew's Presbyterian church-929-2548
  Whycocomagh-St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church-Sundays -11am; 756-2669

Roman Catholic
  Baddeck-St. Michael's Parish-295-2914
  Broadcove-St. Margaret's of Scotland-258-2462
  Brookvillage-St. John the Baptish Parish, 945-2063
  Cheticamp-Paroisse St. Pierre-224-2064
  Cheticamp-St. Andrew's -224-2064
  Creignish-Stella Maris Parish-625-2919
  D'Escousse-St. Hyacinth Parish, 345-2308
  Dingwall-St Margaret's church-383-2987
  East Margaree-St.Michael's Parish-235-2435
  Glencoe-St. Joseph Parish-945-2063
  Glendale-St. mary of the Angels Parish-625-2052
   Judique-St. Andrew's Parish-787-2795
  Inverness-Stella Maris Parish-258-2462
  Iona-St. Columba Parish-725-2801
  L'Ardoise-Holy Guardian Angels Parish, 587-2416
  Louisdale-St. Louis Parish-345-2308
  Lower River Inhabitants-St. Francis de Sales Parish-625-2345
  Mabou-St. Mary's Parish-945-2952
  Mulgrave-St. Lawrence Parish, 234-2387,Saturday 6pm
  North East Margaree-St. Patrick's Parish-235-2435
  North Sydney-Leitches Creek-794-2952
  Petit de Grat-St. Joseph's Parish-226-2109
  Port Hawkesbury-St. Joseph's, 625-1045-Saturday-6pm, & Sunday-10am
  Port Hood-St. Peter's Parish-787-3317
  River Bourgeois-St. John the Baptist Parish, 535-2602
  River Denys-St. Dionysius Parish-625-2345
  South West Margaree-St.Joseph's Parish-235-2435
  St. Joseph du Moine-St.Joseph's Church-224-2064
  St. Peter's-St.Peter's parish-535-2053
  Sydney-St. Andrews church-564-4810
  Sydney-Sacred heart parish-564-4117
  Waycobah-Holy Trinity-
  West Arichat-Our Lady of Assumption-226-2109
  West Bay-St. Margaret Parish, 625-2345
  West Lake Ainslie-Immaculate Conception-945-2063
  West L'Ardoise-Holy Guardian Angel Parish-587-2416
  Whiteside-St. Patrick Parish-625-2345
  Whycocomagh-Holy Trinity Catholic church-756-3005

Seventh-Day Adventist
  North Sydney-31 Peppett-794-2488

  Bayfield-Sundays 9am
  Boularderie-St John's United Church-674-2272
  East Lake Ainslie-Grant Memorial United Church-June 26th-11am-
  Gabarus-Zion United Church-
  Grand River-Sundays 1pm
Inverness-St. Matthew's United church-902-258-2323   Iona-Malagawatch church-725-2272, at Highland Village-3pm
  Louisbourg-First United church-733-2312
  Marble Mountain-River Denys, Orangedale
  Margaree Centre-Wilson United Church-Sundays-9:30am, -248-2333
  Margaree Harbour-Calvin United Church-Sundays-11:30am
  Melford, Hadleyville-[alternate Sundays 2:30pm
  Mulgrave-Trinity United Church--Sundays 11:15am
  Port Hood-St. Stephen's -Jubilee United Church-Sundays-11am
  Port Hawkesbury-St. Mark's-625-2229, Sundays 11am
  Port Hastings-St.David's-625-2229, Sundays 11am
  Strathlorne-St. John's United Church-Sundays-11am
  St. Anns Bay-United Church-929-2999
  St.Peter's-Sundays 11am
  Sydney-First United Church-564-4159
  West Bay, Black River, Princeville-345-2273, Sundays 10am
  Whycocomagh-Stewart United Church-756-2829, & 756-2762

Other Denominations
  Arichat-bible church-226-3715
  Gospel Fellowship-Port Hawkesbury-Evergreen Seniors Club-Sundays 10:30am & 6pm
  New Waterford-Salvation army Citadel-519 King, 862-3838
  Pleasant Bay-Gampo Abbey-224-2752 [Vajradhatu Buddhist Church of Canada]
  Port Hawkesbury-Gospel Fellowship-Evergreen Seniors Club-Sundays 10:30am & 6pm
  Sydney-Cape Breton Christian Fellowship church-567-9830
  Sydney-Salvation army-562-5442
  Sydney-St. Mary's Polish Church-564-4847
  West Lake Ainslie-Wayside Chapel-258-3817, #3666 West Lake , Saturdays at 2:20pm

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