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2015 Festival and Event Listings

The Bells of Baddeck

July 3 to August 2, 2015

Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell

The Bells of Baddeck - The Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell Story

Showtimes: 7:30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Final performance: Sunday, August 2 @ 7:30pm
Location: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck, NS

Tickets available from mid-February at www.BellsofBaddeck.com

From kites and flights to schools and libraries, Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell changed the world. Here, in a newly created music-drama, is the story of the great inventor and his wife who came to Cape Breton and fell in love with its people, music, and Gaelic charm.


No Great Mischief

July 4 to August 22

No Great Mischief

The adaptation of this well-known and well-loved Canadian novel is superb. The staging is mesmerizing - simple, theatrical and imaginative. The use of storytelling and direct address to the audience is breathtaking. And the traditional Gaelic music - played live by the actors on stage - is entertaining and wholly transporting. Most importantly, the play tells the story of the need for family, for love and for connection.

Summer of 2015 Cape Breton Dates:
July 4 to August 1, 8:00pm (Every Saturday) - Highland Arts Theatre, Sydney
July 10,12,17, and 19 at 7:30pm - Gaelic College, St. Ann's Bay
August 14 at 7:30pm - Strathspey Place, Mabou


Granville Green - Port Hawkesbury

July 8th - Aug. 9th

Granville Green - Port Hawkesbury
Enjoy a series of free outdoor concerts being held every Sunday evening from July 8th - Aug. 9th, 2014 on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury.

For more details visit granvillegreen.ca


Louisbourg Crabfest

July 31-August 1

Louisbourg Crabfest

The most fun you'll have this summer!

Plan to join us at the 22nd annual Louisbourg Crabfest this summer - Two days of food, fun and friends! #crabfest15

For more information visit www.louisbourgcrabfest.ca


Summer Theatre at the Gaelic College

July 29 - Aug 21

Summer Theatre at the Gaelic College

For thirty-five years, the St. Ann's Bay Players have been producing plays for a wide audience throughout Cape Breton. Featuring Cape Breton, Scottish, and Irish tales, the mission has always remained - reflect Cape Breton's rural Gaelic humour, history, and storytelling tradition with a talented group of character actors who know it well. Their theatre has been described as often challenging, thought provoking, and always entertaining with a great sense of very dry, sometimes dark, witty humour.

This year, the Players are back, and staging Cape Breton author and recent Giller prizewinner, Lynn Coady's short story, "Jesus Christ Murdeena." Set in Port Hawkesbury during the 1980's, the satire looks at what happens to a small town when an ordinary but peculiar young woman takes up walking. Featuring a mother and daughter duo as played by Peggy Jenkins and Jitka Zgola, they are joined by Sue Brown, Nancy Smith, and Yvonne Leblanc in a classic, storybook style.

Dates for St. Ann's Bay Players:
June 29,30, July 2 and August 6, 7, 13,14, 20, 21.

No Great Mischief:
July 10,12, 17, 19.

All shows are set for 7:30pm. Tickets are $20, and available at the Gaelic College Craft Shop by calling 295- 3441.


Classics for the Cabot Trail

August 16th

Lindsay Bryden, flute; Stephen Runge, piano

In its series of intimate evenings of world class classical music featuring a rare 1850 John Broadwood drawing room piano, Classics for the Cabot Trail presents London-based flutist Lindsay Bryden with acclaimed pianist Stephen Runge.

Bryden and Runge present powerful pieces from the flute and piano repertoire, including works by Burton, Copland, Jolivet, Roussel, Smit and Taffanel.

Ticket Price: $25.

For more information about Lindsay Bryden, see www.lindsaybryden.com


Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling - St. Ann's

August 15th - 16th

Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling
Step out and enjoy a weekend of fiddle music! Held at Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts in St. Ann's, on August 15th - 16th, 2015.

For a complete list of workshops and further information please visit:

http://www.capebretonfiddlers.com/

Call 902-849-8476 or toll free 1-800-565-0000


Hike the Highlands Festival

September 11th-20th

Hike the Highlands Festival
This ten day hiking festival is set in the Cape Breton Highlands along the Cabot Trail.

It features more than 20 guided hikes, workshops, evening activities and more!

For information, please visit www.hikethehighlands.com or email hikethehighlands@gmail.com


Celtic Colours International Festival

October 9th-17th

Celtic Colours International Festival
Celtic Colours International Festival invites you to join us October October 9th-17th and experience all that Cape Breton Island has to offer. This year's Festival includes concerts presented at more than 200 community cultural events in communities throughout Cape Breton Island.

Visit www.celtic-colours.com for the full 2015 schedule.


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