Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

Location:
51779 Cabot Trail, St. Ann's, NS
Website:
http://www.gaeliccollege.edu

Colaisde na Gàidhlig is first and foremost an educational non-profit institution, offering year-round programming in the culture, music, language, crafts, customs, and traditions of the immigrants from the Highlands of Scotland. Currently, students are able to choose to study from over ten traditional arts, including Cape Breton fiddle, piano, guitar, step-dancing, and piping, highland dancing, weaving, and of course Gaelic language. The only institution of its kind in North America, students of all ages and skill levels visit the College every year to study under some of the finest instructors in Nova Scotia Gaelic culture. With an international reputation for its contribution to the preservation and promotion of Gaelic culture, the Gaelic College offers a truly one-of-a-kind learning experience.

Upcoming Events

Opening Gala Concert
Community Turkey Dinner

Community Turkey Dinner

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$15 | All ages

Located at the heart of our campus, MacKenzie Hall, we will have a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings, featuring locally grown ingredients. Free…

Sunday July 2nd
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Monday July 3rd
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$15 at door for Céilidh and meal | All ages

Get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic…

Featuring: Jay MacDonald

Monday July 3rd
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Monday July 3rd
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Afternoon Pub with Ashley MacIsaac and Friends

Afternoon Pub with Ashley MacIsaac and Friends

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$25 | All ages

Ashley, yes, the Ashley, is back in town and coming to play in St. Ann's! Join us for a show to remember with the one…

Featuring: Ashley MacIsaac, Howie MacDonald, Jay MacDonald

Monday July 3rd
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Tuesday July 4th
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$15 at door for Céilidh and meal | All ages

Get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic…

Featuring: Siobhan Beaton

Tuesday July 4th
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Tuesday July 4th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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A Night with Beòlach and Friends

A Night with Beòlach and Friends

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$25 | All ages

With almost 20 years as a band under their belt, Beòlach certainly know how to make beautiful music together. Nowadays, with busy musical schedules and…

Featuring: Beòlach, Scott Macmillan, Cormier Duo, Siobhan Beaton

Tuesday July 4th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Wednesday July 5th
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$15 at door for Céilidh and meal | All ages

Get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic…

Featuring: Brienne MacDonald

Wednesday July 5th
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Wednesday July 5th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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College Connections

College Connections

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$25 All ages

Over the College's long 78 year history, more than a few connections and friendships have been made! Tonight we celebrate some of those ties with…

Featuring: Nuallan, Fileanta, Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association, Dominique Dodge, Brienne MacDonald

Wednesday July 5th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Thursday July 6th
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$15 at door for Céilidh and meal | All ages

Get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic…

Featuring: Abigail MacDonald

Thursday July 6th
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Thursday July 6th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Traditional Codfish Supper

Traditional Codfish Supper

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$15 | All ages

Enjoy this cultural staple, including maritime codfish, potatoes, curds, bacon scraps, chow, and homemade bonnach just like Grandma used to make. Finish things off with…

Thursday July 6th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Songwriters' Circle

Songwriters' Circle

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$25 All ages

Featuring: Bruce Guthro, Gordie Sampson, Heather Rankin, Goiridh Dòmhnullach, Abigail MacDonald

Thursday July 6th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Friday July 7th
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$15 at door for Céilidh and meal | All ages

Get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic…

Featuring: Mary Elizabeth and Elizabeth MacInnis

Friday July 7th
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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Cultural Demonstrations

Cultural Demonstrations

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$8 – Adults $6 – Children under 12 $20 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Ever wonder what a milling frolic is? Wish you could speak a few words of Gaelic? Want to learn a few steps for the square…

Friday July 7th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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KitchenFest! Kitchen Party

KitchenFest! Kitchen Party

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

$20 Ages 19+

What's the best way to close off a week of festivities? For KitchenFest!, it's got to be one big kitchen party! Join us in central…

Featuring: Wendy MacIsaac, Troy MacGillivray, Mairi Rankin, Cyril MacPhee, Buddy MacDonald

Friday July 7th
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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