Celtic Heritage: Sounds of Cape Breton

1.5 hours | Sydney | Y Q Y - 2 0 0
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  • Celtic Heritage
Wheelchair Accessible, Includes snack, Easy activity


Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Cape Breton is the only place in North America where Gaelic is still spoken, a legacy of those who arrived here from the highlands of Scotland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of their descendants retained their enthusiasm for song and story telling, as well as for piping and fiddle music. Today, Cape Breton is world renown for reviving, preserving, and promoting Celtic music and is considered the international center of this lively and celebratory style of music, dancing and storytelling. Every year, over 300 musical artists from all over the Celtic world, including Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Brittany, and Canada perform at over 30 venues around the island.

To see and hear this unique music, look no further than the Marine Terminal's landmark giant fiddle just walking distance from the ship. Considered a monument to Cape Breton's musical heritage, the fiddle, complete with bow and strings, was forged out of solid steel weighs 10 tons and measures 54 feet high and over 14 feet wide. After meeting at the giant fiddle, you'll proceed inside the Terminal, past the many unique shops and restaurants and be piped into the Kavanaugh Room for a personal performance. The program includes a fiddler, a singer and a Celtic dancer. Once the music gets started feel free to join in a square dance or enjoy refreshments including traditional Cape Breton oatcakes.

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The walk to and from the performance is approximately 100 yards. This tour is accessible. The performance building has an elevator.

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12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Meet at World's largest Fiddle on Dock, to be piped in to the cruise pavillion for your performance

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Program in Kavanaugh Room/or Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club (Coffee, Tea, water & Oatcakes)

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