The Pourhouse, Friday Nov 20th & Saturday Nov 21st
Ceilidh : Fri Nov 20th 7:30pm $20
Doors at 6:30pm for dinner and drinks.
Tickets on sale now at The Old Triangle.
Please book in groups of 4 or more if possible.
Guests under 19 welcome with a parent until 10pm.
Fiddle Workshop: Sat Nov 21st 10:30am
Cape Breton Fiddle with Mairi Rankin … Intermediate/Advanced 10:30am $30
(1.5 hour group workshop)
Call us at #902-892-5200 for Concert Tickets and to reserve you space for the fiddle workshop
Born in Mabou, on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, Mairi has been influenced by some of the best traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She’s developed her own unique style out of this rich musical culture, touring nationally and internationally as a performer and educator in both fiddle and stepdance. Mairi has performed as a solo artist, a sideman and is a member of the Cape Breton Celtic super group Beolach. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro and others. She has appeared on the television broadcasts of DRUM!, the East Coast Music Awards, Rita MacNeil’s Christmas special and MNE’s Togaidh Sinn Fonn in Scotland. Her international festival credits include Celtic Connections, Chicago Celtic Festival, Milwaukee Irish Festival, BLAS, Tonder Festival. In Canada she has performed at major folk and Celtic festivals including Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Dawson City and the internationally renowned Celtic Colours Festival. As an educator Mairi has taught at universities, schools, festivals and workshops around the world. She has recorded one solo album, two CDs with Beolach and just joined The Outside Track, a 5-piece group from Scotland and Ireland. Sheis also featured on numerous compilations and recordings.
Mac Morin is a dancer and piano player from Troy, Cape Breton. Starting out as a talented dancer, Mac became interested in piano as a teenager. He has gone on to tour around the world with Natalie MacMaster and Beòlach while continuing to travel widely to teach Cape Breton step dancing, showcasing those talents as Artist in Residence at the Festival in 2014. Mac has appeared on numerous artists’ recordings including Beòlach, Natalie MacMaster, Yo Yo Ma, The Rankins and Buddy MacMaster. He has a solo album and just released Beòlach’s third recording while they were Artists in Residence (2019). Mac has hardly missed a year of Celtic Colours and he always has plenty to do to keep him busy during the Festival. This year he will be performing with Beòlach, Glenn Graham and Rodney MacDonald, and with Howie MacDonald.