KitchenFest! Kicks off ceilidh sea­son

Cape Breton Post - - Arts/Entertainment -

The tra­di­tional mu­sic fes­ti­val is back for year four as the Gaelic Col­lege presents KitchenFest! from July - 7.

More than 150 per­form­ers will show­case mu­sic, food, sto­ries and warm hospitality for the seven-day fes­ti­val. Each of the over 60 live per­for­mances will fea­ture a Gaelic-speak­ing host.

The per­form­ers will in­clude Ash­ley MacIs­sac, Heather Rankin, Gordie Samp­son, and many more.

“We are ex­cited to once again col­lab­o­rate with is­land part­ners to show­case and cel­e­brate some of what makes this part of the world so spe­cial.” CEO and fes­ti­val cre­ator Rodney MacDon­ald said.

More than 70 res­tau­rants and eater­ies are al­ready on board to present dishes made with lo­cally grown in­gre­di­ents through­out the week.

Events can be found at the Baddeck Le­gion, in Baile nan Gàid­heal (High­land Vil­lage Mu­seum) in Iona, the Boisdale Fire­hall, the Broad Cove Camp­ground in In­go­nish, the Brook Vil­lage Hall, the Celtic Mu­sic In­ter­pre­tive Cen­tre in Judique, the Do­ry­man Pub in Chéti­camp, the Christ­mas Is­land Fire­hall, the Frolic & Folk Pub in Iona, the Glen­coe Mills Hall, Gov­er­nors Pub in Syd­ney, Granville Green in Port Hawkes­bury, the In­ver­ness Le­gion, the Iona Le­gion, the Keltic Lodge in In­go­nish, the Lone Sheil­ing on the Cabot Trail, the Louis­bourg Play­house, the Mabou Com­mu­nity Hall, the MacBouch Restau­rant & Lounge in St. Peter’s, Miller’s Tap & Grill in Port Hawkes­bury, the Nor­m­away Inn in Mar­ga­ree Val­ley, the Port Hawkes­bury Civic Cen­tre, Rita’s Tea Room in Big Pond, the South­west Mar­ga­ree Hall, TALO Cafèbar in Glace Bay, the Old Tri­an­gle Pub in Syd­ney, the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, the West Mabou Hall, the Why­co­co­magh Wa­ter­front Cen­tre, and Co­laisde na Gàidhlig in St. Ann’s.

Tick­ets are re­quired for some events and they can be found on the Gaelic Col­lege web­site while most is­land events are pay at the door.


In this file photo, dancers take to the floor at the Red Shoe Pub, Mabou, for KitchenFest!, a now an­nual event that pre­miered in 2014.

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