Our Celtic experience is not a spectator sport – it is an open invitation to be immersed in the Celtic arts through learning and participating.

Whether you have always wanted to learn to play an instrument like the fiddle or you’d like to make your own Celtic inspired jewelry, we invite you to jump into our Celtic arts.

Dive deep into a week-long program at Colaisde na Gàidhlig (the Gaelic College) or enjoy an afternoon workshop at the Celtic Colours International Festival. From traditional crafts to whisky tasting, there is a wide range of Celtic arts for you to experience.


Highland Village – Adult Living History / Gabh Pàirt `nar Stòiridh – Become Part of Our Story

Explore the vibrant and celebrated history of the Gaels and get a deeper appreciation of their rich culture by becoming part of the story. This two-hour living history program allows you (and your family) to…

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Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

Experience Gaelic culture with concerts, ceilidhs (pronounced kay-lees), classes, and more! A visit to the Great Hall of the Clans gives you an inside look at the traditions of those who settled in this area.…

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Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Craft and art often mirror the heritage, lifestyle and geography of the region where artisans live and work – nowhere is this more evident than on Cape Breton Island. Artful surprises can be found tucked…

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Celtic Colours International Festival

The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in October you’ll discover hundreds of events and activities taking place in communities around the Island.Since its introduction…

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Highland Village Museum | Baile nan Gàidheal

We are North America’s only living history museum for Gaelic language and culture. Our breathtaking 43-acre site features one of the most unbelievable views of the Barramens Strait, eleven historic buildings, including three frame houses…

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