Colin MacDonald

Colin MacDonald

Cailean Dòmhnullach | Colin MacDonald hails from Foot Cape, which is located just outside of Inverness, Cape Breton Island. From an early age, Colin was frequently exposed to Gaelic culture, and was encouraged to participate. Colin learned his first steps from his mother, Donna MacDonald. He is a multi-talented musician and the Gaelic Director at the Gaelic College. Not only fluent in Gaelic, he stepdances, plays guitar, piano, and drums, and along with his brothers, performs in the band All Fired Up and the dance group, Fileanta. He studied Gaelic at Dalbrae Academy, Cape Breton University and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, as well as working with a Gaelic-speaking mentor in the Bun `s Bàrr program. Colin also leads a youth Gaelic-mentorship program at the College, Na Gaisgich Òga | the Young Heroes.

Upcoming Events

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College – MacKenzie Hall

Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and more when you join us for lunch! Swing by for a delicious…

August 27, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College – MacKenzie Hall

Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and more when you join us for lunch! Swing by for a delicious…

August 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College – MacKenzie Hall

Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and more when you join us for lunch! Swing by for a delicious…

August 31, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Blas Math Lunchtime Céilidh

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College – MacKenzie Hall

Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and more when you join us for lunch! Swing by for a delicious…

September 2, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Outdoor Céilidh at Cape Smokey

Outdoor Céilidh at Cape Smokey

Destination Cape Smokey

A new and thrilling addition to the 2021 festival, Destination Cape Smokey, Cape Breton's latest resort development will play host to ceilidhs on the hill…

September 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Pub Night at Inverness Legion

Pub Night at Inverness Legion

Inverness Legion

It's another big night of music in downtown Inverness with some local favourites taking the stage by storm. At a pub night, you can expect…

September 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Glendale Outdoor Concert

Glendale Outdoor Concert

Glendale Outdoor Stage

We wrap up a big week of music with a grand day out on the fields of Glendale! In collaboration with community, this annual tradition…

September 4, 2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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