KitchenFest! Kicks off ceilidh season
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.