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Address: 51779 Cabot Trail Road, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-295-3411
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Description: Situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, the...
Situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts was founded in 1938 as a school devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language, arts and culture. Students of all ages and abilities from around the world take courses at our Cape Breton campus and online. Our world-class instructors offer programs in Scottish traditional disciplines including Gaelic language and song, music, dance & crafts.
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A must-do for Cape Breton

Musical events are outstanding: every lunchtime and evenings. Learn language, culture, and musical tradition from friendly and multi-talented staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Musical events are outstanding: every lunchtime and evenings. Learn language, culture, and musical tradition from friendly and multi-talented staff.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice stop off before you begin or end the Cabot trail. They have all sorts of Gaelic souvenirs and tartans. When we stopped there was a young man playing the bagpipes a great way to start the trail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

On Wednesday evenings during the summer, the College puts on a Céilidh. Various instructors participate and it is an absolutely enthralling evening of music and dance! It starts at around 7:30pm and ends at around 9:30pm. A must for tourists who have never attended a Céilidh and want to learn more about the Cape Breton culture.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We really enjoyed the learning experience and I did wear my pants under the kilt. Highly recommended. A great way to spend time indoors on a rainy day on CBI

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Music is very repetitive and it gets a little boring after awhile. A nice night out at the Gaelic College.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our tour stopped here for an immersion into Scottish traditions, kilt making, language and a fun show about step dancing and small bagpipe playing. A must stop when in the area.

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Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this review

Hey there snowsigloo, thanks for your review! Glad we could be a part of your time in Cape Breton! :) More 

Fairview, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a teaching college for Scottish heritage and music. We saw several presentations here including music and dancing. Historical presentations are well done. Local Scottish influence in the area is documented. Worth a visit

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Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, TXtraveler67_71! And thanks for coming by the College. Our doors are always open if you're ever up from Texas again! More 

St Albert AB Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One of my favourite places in Cape Breton. Wonderful displays. Enthusiastic interpreters. Take time to join in the activities - they are fun and informative. If possible attend a Ceilidh here - the artists playing get lost in their music and a re wonderful. the meal was a good deal for the price and the live music while dining was... More 

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Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this review

Wow, thanks Coll46! We so appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and such an enthusiastic one too! Come back anytime, our door is always open. :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband, 1 year old and I visited the college today and took part in all the demonstrations and lunch time ceilidh. The staff are super friendly and knowledgable. My daughter loved the music! It was a highlight of our east coast trip.

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Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this review

Woohoo! Thanks so much CourtneyAnneMartin - we're thrilled you stopped by the College. Maybe your daughter will come back as a student here someday! :) More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited 2 days after the previous reviewer and similarly we took part in all the demonstrations and the lunchtime ceilidh. On arrival at the college you are greeted by the bagpipes player who seems to be in the car park throughout the day. The staff in the Craft Shop were welcoming and introduced you to the College and the... More 

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Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Kathj63! We really appreciate you not only visiting and spending time with us, but going above and beyond and telling of your experience. Come back and see us when you get the chance! :) More 

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Address: 51779 Cabot Trail Road, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-295-3411
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island

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