Step into the Past

Date Sunday October 8th 6:00 PM
Venue Fortress of Louisbourg Chapel
Community Louisbourg
Hosted by Fortress Louisbourg Association
Tickets $110 Reserved Seating
Accessible Yes
Washroom Yes
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Go back in time this evening as one of the Festival’s most popular concerts invites you to Step into the Past at the Fortress of Louisbourg. The Fortress, North America’s largest historical reconstruction, offers a glimpse of life in colonial Cape Breton around the 1740s. If you are fortunate enough to get a ticket to this perennially sold out show, you are in for a real treat. The evening begins with an authentic, traditional 18th century meal, served in period costume and character by candlelight. An after- dinner walk, guided by the glow of lanterns through the cobbled streets, takes you to the lovely chapel in the King’s Bastion for a night of acoustic songs and tunes from Cape Breton, Acadian, and Irish traditions. Nicole LeBlanc is a singer and songwriter who mixes traditional Acadian songs with her own compositions, making the connection between past and present. The Cormier Duo plays both local traditional and age-old classical tunes on guitar while Ireland’s Fergal Scahill and Ryan Molloy will contribute some fiddle tunes to this unique experience.