2010 Centre for Cape Breton Studies Celtic Colours Workshop and Lecture Series

Dr. Burt Feintuch, Tony McManus and More

The Cape Breton University Centre for Cape Breton Studies, in association with Celtic Colours International Festival, proudly presents the Centre for Cape Breton Studies Celtic Colours Workshop & Lecture Series. The events take place at Cape Breton University from October 12-15. This year’s series is filled with interesting lectures, musical performances and much more. All events are free and open to the public.

Since inception, CBU’s workshop and lecture series has received praise for the calibre of its sessions. “This year, people can expect to hear world experts on traditional music give their viewpoints on issues surrounding conservation and sustaining of traditional music,” says Dr. Richard MacKinnon, Director, Centre for Cape Breton Studies. “And they will also have the opportunity to hear some great Celtic music!”

The workshop and lecture series brings scholars and performers from around the world to Cape Breton. Highlights include Sustaining Cape Breton’s Fiddle Music, a public lecture by Dr. Burt Feintuch of New Hampshire; From Buncrana to Cape Breton featuring well-traveled musician and well-researched academic, Dr. Liz Doherty; and Scottish performers Meantime. As well, Cape Breton’s own, Anita MacDonald, and the students from CBU’s Ethnomusicology and Folklore program will join Scottish musician, Tony McManus, a leading guitarist in Celtic Music, for a traditional session.

Dr. MacKinnon notes it has been a goal from the beginning to have CBU students involved in the workshop and lecture series. “We usually have a jam session with our students and some of the best traditional musicians in the Celtic world.”

For detailed information and a complete schedule of events visit www.cbu.ca/celticcolours.