The island-wide traditional music festival is back for year 8 as Colaisde na Gàidhlig | the Gaelic College presents KitchenFest! Féis a’ Chidsin!, happening August 27 – September 4, just for 2021. The annual celebration of Cape Breton-based Gaelic music gives locals and visitors alike insight into this distinct and vibrant living culture, bringing the kitchen-ceilidh feel to the forefront. Fiddles and bagpipes, concerts and céilidhs, food and drink, Gaelic language and song, informality and hospitality — consider this your official invitation to Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen céilidh!
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Our Sponsors


Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Gaelic College
Province of Nova Scotia
The Chronicle Herald
Cape Breton University


Victoria County


Inverness County
Highland Village
101.5 The Hawk
89.7 FM The Coast
Labatt Brewing
Marcato Festival

Become a Volunteer!


Like all good things, all is made better with the help of great volunteers, so if you're game, we'd love to have you on board. Let us know your details and we'll be in touch soon on upcoming opportunities. Thanks!