Colin & Lili Watson

Cape Breton

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. She has been involved in the Gaelic language and culture since she was a child and takes pride in her identity as a Nova Scotian Gael. Lili recently graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Celtic studies degree and plans to travel to Scotland in the coming year. As well as Gaelic singing, Lili enjoys playing the fiddle and step dancing.

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