The Cape Breton Gaelic Society presents an Evening of Celtic Music on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:30 pm in the historic St. George’s Church, 199 Charlotte Street, Sydney.
The concert will feature guest performers singer/songwriter Jo-Anne Rolls, fiddler Helen MacDonald, guitarist Scott MacKenzie, fiddler Lawrence Martell, Celtic flutists Jayne Olson and Richard MacAulay, pianist Steve MacNeil, Gaelic singer Morag Burke, and piper Courtney MacPherson.
Tickets are $10 and available at the door when they open at 6:30 pm.
All proceeds from this concert go to support Gaelic language courses and scholarships.
The Gaelic Society offers two scholarships to students of Cape Breton University: the Sister Margaret Beaton scholarship and the Kay MacDonald scholarship, two champions of Gaelic language preservation in Cape Breton.
As part of its mandate to keep Scottish culture alive in Cape Breton, the Society also offers classes in Gaelic to beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of learners. These sessions include a tea break and an hour of singing Gaelic songs, led by Kay MacDonald.
As well, the Society also sponsors “Leugh ‘is Labhairt”, a program for intermediate and advanced Gaelic learners focused on reading a variety of Gaelic language materials while also offered opportunities to converse in Gaelic about those materials. These classes are sponsored through the Nova Scotia Office of Gaelic Affairs.
For more information on these programs and future concerts, email the Society (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heather Sparling (email@example.com) and visit their website.