Celebrate - Celtic-style!

By peggymac, on Mon, 21 Feb 2011 | 0 Comments

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Photo courtesy of Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

The action never stops at Celebration Square! Canada Games visitors are turning out in droves to take in the noon-hour performances and evening concerts showcasing the diverse range of talent Nova Scotia has to offer.

Last week, the Dartmouth & District Pipe Band and Scotia Highland Dancers treated noontime audiences to a taste of our Gaelic heritage, offering music and dance rooted in the time-honoured traditions of Scotland.

Those roots run deep. Nova Scotia's first Scottish and Irish immigrants arrived on our shores during the 18th century, bringing a cultural legacy that helped shape this province's history and way of life.
Nowadays our Celtic traditions live on through popular festivals such as the Antigonish Highland Games, New Glasgow's Festival of the Tartans and Celtic Colours International Festival held throughout Cape Breton.

This week, tradition meets contemporary as Rawlins Cross takes the stage Tuesday night with their signature blend of Celtic, rock, pop and worldbeat music. And on Wednesday night The Stanfields put on a rock 'n' roll kitchen party with a Celtic-bluegrass twist.

Check out this Canada Games shout-out from Rawlins Cross's Ian McKinnon, just for you.

See you at the Square!