The lineup for this year's Celtic Colours Festival in Nova Scotia, Canada, was announced today.
Fiona and Ciaran of The Cottars will perform in the festival's two opening concerts. Friday October 5th...Port Hawkesbury, NS...Civic Centre Arena...Celtic Colours Festival...7:30 PM...Ciaran and Fiona are guests of The Chieftains in "Cape Breton Connection"...info here.
Fiona and Ciaran are also at the Festival's second concert.. Saturday, October 6...Inverness, NS... Saint Matthew's Church...Celtic Colours Festival...2 PM....info here.
The last appearance by Fiona and Ciaran at Celtic Colours takes them to Riverdale. Monday, October 8...Riverdale, NS...Riverdale Community Centre...Celtic Colours Festival...7:30 PM...with Ron Hynes...info here.
Here's an article from the Cape Breton Post, Friday October 5 :
Colour your world Celtic Colours International Festival opens tonight
LAURA JEAN GRANT The Cape Breton Post
SYDNEY — It may take place in Cape Breton but Ciar**SPAM? PLEASE REPORTn MacGillivray describes the Celtic Colours International Festival as a homecoming for Celtic musicians and fans from all over the globe. “Even if you’re not from here, it feels like a homecoming, I think. Everybody’s so friendly and the performers just love the audiences here. Everybody’s so receptive and because it takes place all over the island, everybody gets to really see some fantastic music. It’s really a community event,” said Ciar**SPAM? PLEASE REPORTn, who will perform with his sister Fiona in tonight’s opening night concert, headlined by The Chieftains. The show, which has standing-room-only tickets left, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. “We’re so excited. We haven’t performed at Celtic Colours for a little while and it’s always nice to play at home,” he said. Tonight’s show will also feature well-known Cape Breton artists Ashley MacIsaac, Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac who, like The Cottars’ Ciar**SPAM? PLEASE REPORTn and Fiona, have all had the opportunity to perform or tour with the world-renowned Chieftains. “The Chieftains themselves are, of course, Celtic music gods, so people who are coming to see them are going to see nothing short of sheer magic. Anybody who’s in the audience for The Chieftains is lucky. We feel twice as lucky to be on the stage with them,” said Ciar**SPAM? PLEASE REPORTn. “They’re just incredibly nice people and just extraordinary musicians and we were very fortunate to be able to tour with them a couple years back so this is kind of a reunion show.”