20 Years in Photos

Four photo exhibitions celebrating two decades of Celtic Colours now online “When they told me that they wanted to put together four photo exhibitions to run concurrently, opening in four months… I basically told them they were crazy,” recalls Cape Breton photographer Steve Wadden about his first meeting with Celtic Colours to discuss a 20th […]

2017 Concert Venue Schedule

While most of us may be good and ready for spring to come around, Celtic music fans around the world are letting their thoughts drift, ever so briefly, to the fall as they look forward to news about a favourite event. For nine days each October, Cape Breton Island is home to a unique celebration […]

Unusual Suspects Cross the Pond

The Unusual Suspects of Celtic Colours to perform at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scotland One of the highlights of the 20th Celtic Colours International Festival, which featured more than 45 concerts and hundreds of events in communities all over Cape Breton Island last October, was the return of the Unusual Suspects of Celtic Colours. The international […]

Festival Club Shuttle

Make your Festival Club experience worry free with the Festival Club Shuttle. This service, supported in part by the Municipality of Victoria County, provides frequent runs throughout the night from Baddeck Area Hotels and the Gaelic College. Broadwater Inn Departure: 10:20pm, 11:20pm, 12:20pm, 1:20am Telegraph House Departure: 10:25pm, 11:25pm, 12:25pm, 1:25am Lynwood Inn Departure: 10:30pm, […]

2016 Concert Venues

We are pleased to announce that Celtic Colours International Festival will include 49 concerts in 32 communities around Cape Breton Island this October.  In presenting these concerts, Celtic Colours utilizes some of the island’s finest facilities and works with various community groups who, in the role of Hosting Organizations, are responsible for selling local tickets, […]

Celtic Colours Live – Volume Three Available Now

Celtic Colours Live – Volume 3 available now They say, “You can’t take it with you”. And while that remains true in its original context, the Celtic Colours International Festival has found a way for music fans from around the world to do just that. For the third year in a row, the internationally renowned, […]

2015 Artist Lineup Announced

We’re delighted to be bringing you a fresh and exciting lineup this year from the first very concert to the closing show. The 19th annual Celtic Colours International Festival covers a wide range of traditions and features some very well-known artists including Loreena McKennitt, String Sisters, Ricky Skaggs, Fred Morrison, Paddy Keenan, Ashley MacIsaac, Donnell […]

Loreena McKennitt @ Celtic Colours 2015

In advance of releasing our full line up of artists, concerts and cultural events for Celtic Colours 2015, we are thrilled to announce that Loreena McKennitt will be performing this year at the festival on October 9th! McKennitt’s eclectic Celtic blend of pop, folk and world music has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. Her […]

Venue & Schedule Announcement

2015 Community Venue Schedule Celtic Colours International Festival invites you to join us October 9-17 and experience all that Cape Breton Island has to offer. This year’s Festival features 47 concerts held in venues across the island. From an 18th Century reconstructed French Chapel to state of the art performance facilities and community halls, each […]