Féis Mhàbu Gaelic Singers
Comunn Féis Mhàbu is a dynamic organization based in Mabou, Inverness County, whose purpose is to facilitate the progressive development of Cape Breton’s Gaelic culture. With programs drawing participants from the surrounding area, and in some instances, from all over Cape Breton and beyond, the organization has taken a leading role in nurturing young traditional musicians and Gaelic singers. Féis Mhàbu allows individuals, particularly young people, to develop skills in the area of Gaelic language and performance arts and provides opportunities for the organizers to enhance the rich local culture with the talents and experience of tradition bearers from other areas of the Gaelic world. Some regular members of Féis Mhàbu have gone on to create their own bands/groups to play for concerts and during weekly matinees at local establishments. They have been featured in summer musical productions and some have performed at Celtic Colours individually or with siblings. They have all grown in confidence and competence and as individual performers in the Celtic world of song and dance, as instrumentalists and entertainers.