Cape Breton Island is a hotbed of Celtic music and we encourage everyone to participate in the music at a ceilidh, concert or festival.

With well known artists like Natalie MacMaster or the Barra MacNeils, it is believed that Cape Breton Island has more fiddlers per capita than anywhere on the planet. Our traditional music, passed down through the generations, was originally played in gatherings in homes, but has since moved into many different venues.

Songs and tunes fill everything from our finest performance venues to intimate community halls. And, of course, the music is plentiful at our amazing festivals.


Music packages

Ceòl ~ Explore Gaelic Music

Explore and immerse yourself in Cape Breton’s world-famous Scottish Gaelic influenced music. With music unfolding around every corner, this package will take you on a self-guided tour of demonstrations, live performances, and informal sessions. As you sit up close and personal for all the action, you’ll soon discover how this music (ceòl in Gaelic) was a lifeline for early residents in Cape Breton Island, The Celtic Heart of North America. Available from June 20th to September 30th.

Accommodations, breakfasts, admissions and fees included
(meal costs not included)
Two-night package available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
(prices subject to changes)

$499 single
$599 couple

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Our Celtic experience partners

Look out for our Experiences Map, available Island-wide