Colin & Lili Watson

Cape Breton

Colin & Lili Watson

Colin Watson hails from Valley Mills, Inverness County. Growing up surrounded by nature has led him into studies at St. Andrews, NB and Corner Brook, NL in the Outdoor Recreation field. Kayaking, canoeing, hiking ,and biking are some of his favourite past times. Having Gaelic influences from an early age has encouraged another favourite pastime, Gaelic singing. Colin currently resides in Jamesville, Cape Breton and is employed at the Highland Village living history museum in Iona as a Gaelic mentor and an animator of the Gaelic culture. Suas Leis a’ Ghàidhlig.

Lili Watson is from little Judique and Queensville, Cape Breton. Being the daughter of Gaelic tradition bearers Jim Watson and Frances MacEachern, she has been involved in Gaelic language and culture since she was a child. Lili takes pride in her identity as a Nova Scotian Gael. Lili is currently in her fourth year at St. Francis Xavier University, majoring in Celtic Studies. In the future she hopes to travel to Scotland after graduation. As well as Gaelic singing, Lili enjoys playing the fiddle and step dancing.

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