Annual Highland Village Day set for Saturday
Highland Village Day will showcase traditional music, song and dance of Gaelic Nova Scotia on Saturday from 2-6 p.m.
“It’s hard to know what keeps an event like Highland Village Day concert so vibrant for 54 years,” said Highland Village marketing co-ordinator Max MacDonald. “A deep respect and appreciation of the Gaelic culture has a lot to do with it. The availability of world-class Cape Breton talent is another reason.”
He said large crowds get together to enjoy this special day at the Highland Village in Iona overlooking the Barra Strait.
“It is one of the few remaining ‘Scottish concerts’ and is enjoyed by people of all ages,” MacDonald said.
This year’s performers include Mary Jane Lamond, Kyle and Stewart MacNeil, Buddy MacDonald, Courtney MacPherson, Iona Gaelic Singers, Donnie Campbell, Allie Bennett, Drea Shepherd, Paul K MacNeil and Tracy Dares, and the Legion Legends.
Admission is $15 per person. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. There will be full canteen services on site.
The Highland Village tells the story of Gaelic settlement in Nova Scotia using costumed animators who occupy 11 period buildings on a 43-acre site overlooking the Bras d’Or Lake.
Highland Village is a part of the Nova Scotia Museum operated in partnership with the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society.
Constructed as a Presbyterian church in 1874, the Malagawatch United Church at Nova Scotia’s Highland Village in Iona overlooks the Bras d’Or Lake.