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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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Wednesday night music show is fantasic

The Wednesday night Gaelic music show is fantastic. And for $10 it is a steal. This place is at Saint Anns, only 10 min drive from Baddeck. If you stay nearby, definitely go to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Somerville, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Wednesday night Gaelic music show is fantastic. And for $10 it is a steal. This place is at Saint Anns, only 10 min drive from Baddeck. If you stay nearby, definitely go to the Wednesday night show. Check their website for the schedule.

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

So great to hear! Thanks for coming to our ceilidh and taking the time to let us know you enjoyed it! :) More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had a great time at the Gaelic College! The is not a very big place but still we managed to spend more than 2 hours on site. The expo in the Hall of thr clans is very interesting but the highlight is really the cultural demonstrations. We assist to 3 demonstrations: kilt, gaelic language and music. All 3 were... More 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by, and writing a great review! You'll just have to come back to Cape Breton and visit us again sometime! :) More 

Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very interesting workshops and displays to explore. I would highly recommend visiting as adults, or perhaps older children with an interest in Scottish culture. The lunch was good, and made us stay on campus for the early afternoon workshop and then explore the exhibits some more. Great music!

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

Yay! Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for spreading good buzz about the College. Come back again soon! :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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

Wow, thanks! We really appreciate the positive review! Come by again sometime! :) More 

Woburn, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

So glad you stopped in on your travels! Hope you enjoyed your time in Cape Breton! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this review

Awesome! Thanks for coming to see us in St. Ann's and the great review! Come back sometime again soon! More 

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

Glad you spent time with us at the College! Thanks for taking the time to review too! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by for a visit and our ceilidh. The door is always open, ready for your return. :) More 

Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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150 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

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