We are pleased to present a series of special videos provided by some of our community partners as part of the 2020 Celtic Colours At Home Festival.

Thank you to the Celtic Heart of North America, Baile nan Gàidheal / Highland Village, Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College, Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Fortress of Louisboug National Historic Site, and Cape Breton Highlands National Park for sharing their stories with us.

Chowing down with Flòraidh and Mòrag

Drop in for a visit with Flòraidh and Mòrag and they’ll show you how to make green tomato chow and fishcakes. This special presentation is a great example of how the Highland Village shares the story of Nova Scotia Gaels using first person interpretation. Featuring Aileen MacLean, Phyllis Williams & Amber Buchannan

Cape Breton Fiddle Style

Learn about the types of tunes often played in the Gaelic music tradition and the unique fiddling style of the Island in this demonstration filmed at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre. Hosted by Shelly Campbell

Cultural Culinary Connections

Step into the past and discover cultural connections at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Meet an 18th century French servant, preparing an omelette au fromage over an open hearth. Then experience a living tradition as a Mi’kmaw storyteller prepares luskinikn in the great outdoors. Try both of these authentic recipes at home for a taste of Louisbourg’s diverse history.

All About Milling

Milling is the ancient practice of pounding and fulling woven cloth in order to felt the fibres together. Traditionally members of the community would come together and join in song to the rhythm of the pounding of the cloth. Learn all about this unique tradition at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College with host Connall MacKinnon.

The Sweetwater Maiden

Take a journey with Mary Louise Bernard, Mi’kmaw author, former Chief, and Parks Canada Interpreter. Mary Louise shares the story of the sweet discovery of maple syrup with the old growth forest and rushing waterfall of MacIntosh Brook Trail as her stunning backdrop. The legend of Sismoqnapui’skwe’j, the Sweetwater Maiden, comes alive in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Gabh Òran - Give us a Song

Songs are an important aspect of Gaelic life. Learn a bit about the tradition and hear a beautiful Gaelic song from Ed MacDonnell, Hannah Kerbs and Colin Watson. Flimed at Baile nan Gàidheal / Highland Village

A’ Phìob Mhòr / The Bagpipes

Kenneth MacKenzie offers this demonstration on the Highland Bagpipes including how they’re constructed, how to play them, and the role they have played in Gaelic culture. Filmed at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College

Céilidh Beag - A Little Visit

Who doesn’t love stopping by to see friends on a Saturday afternoon? When you hear the word céilidh you often think of a performance but it really means a visit. Join Ed, Hannah, Amber and Colin at Baile nan Gàidheal / Highland Village for a song and some stories.

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