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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...more
51779 Cabot Trail Road, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
We enjoyed visiting the Craft room while my daughter and granddaughter explored the grounds. Upon a short conversation, I was given a quick history of my ancestral clan and their colours. There were lovely paintings on wool, musical spoons and flutes. Wish I would have...More
We elected to visit the museum here with its displays and demonstrations and also have the "ceilidh lunch" which is a set menu that varies each day of the week. Fridays is lasagna so we discovered. Visit in the morning so you can attend all...More
We went to the college to join the fiddlers at their "kitchen party".
The college is set in a lovely wooded area and has many displays of Scottish heritage for Cape Breton Island's history.
Mainly we were here to hear Ashley MacIsaac's playing and he...More
A morning's visit informed us on the history of the Gaelic peoples coming to New Breton, how a kilt is made (and what to wear with it!), how the wool was hand treated, and a demonstration of Celtic music. This stop was one of the...More
We stopped in here on a rainy day after doing the Cabot Trail and were pleasantly surprised. For part of our visit, the two of us were the only visitors and yet they performed great demonstrations on fiddling, step-dancing, kilt making, weaving and other aspects...More
We arrived with a bus tour from Collette Tours and had a great afternoon experiencing Gaelic music, dance, crafts, and lifestyle. The people who run this college have mega talents and dedication to the Gaelic life.
We were so fortunate to attend the lunch hour ceilidh and afternoon cultural demonstrations during their 2 week summer camp. We got to meet many of the teachers who are passing Celtic music, language, dances, history and stories on to the younger generation. We got...More
Gaelic college is a great place to review the history of Cape Breton. Mon-Fri they have live demonstrations, food, music, and a wonderfully informative historical center. We saw lots of short videos to enhance the learning and live performances of weaving and storytelling. Of course...More