Nova Scotia Highland Village is holding its inaugural three part Scotch Music Series this year over the months of August and September.
The second of an informative series on Cape Breton’s “Scotch Music” tradition will be held on September 8th and will feature a demonstration of Scotch music bowing from 2-4 PM in the Village Schoolhouse. Titled, Ag Éirigh air Puirt (Risin’ on the Tunes), West Bay fiddler Shelly Campbell will provide instruction on Cape Breton bowing techniques. A Gaelic teacher with Whycocamagh Education Centre and popular dance player, Shelly draws from the influences of Southern Inverness County notables to inform her own fiddling style. Fiddle learners are encouraged to attend this session on Scotch music bowing techniques as part of Highland Village’s annual Pioneer Day.
The third part of the series takes place on September 23rd from 2-4 PM and is called An Gàidheal Portmhor (The Musical Gael). This event will feature an exceptional performance of Scotch music by exponents John Donald Cameron, Dougie MacPhee and Father Francis Cameron. All three of these excellent players are steeped in the music of Gaelic Cape Breton and its Scottish roots. The Highland Village Scotch Music Series celebrates the contribution of Nova Scotia Gaels to world fiddle music.
For more information call (902) 725-2272. Ur beatha an Clachan.