The Gaelic College, Cape Breton Island

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The Gaelic College Reviews
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  • September 21, 2017
    A brief stop along the cabot trail and we have the structure of the college is this lovely and well taken care of. We visited the store and found it to be in. ... Scotland
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  • September 20, 2017
    This is well worth the small price of admission. The demonstrations, held one right after the other, were excellent and informative. If there are a few minutes between them, or before or after, check ...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    We arrived in Cape Breton early evening and decided to check out the Wednesday night live music at the Gaelic College. It was quite busy when we got there but the staff were quite accommodating in bri...  more »
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  • April 18, 2017
    We visited the college last summer for the Family Week. Fabulous experience. Musically, they met the many levels of learning that we needed. The teachers were friendly, flexible, professional and very talented. As a professional musician myself, I learned a lot. My husband is an amateur musician and his needs were met. My daughter is a 15 year old semi-professional musician who found it not only met the musical requirements, but that she made good friends at the same time. We will go back.
  • September 16, 2016
    Great Hall of the Clans Museum consist of almost entirely text exhibits, without anything that you could not read online. What is special is the demonstrations, which follow one-after-the-other (and apparently are given only once or maybe twice per day) so phone ahead to find out when the first one starts, and be there when it starts The "lunchtime ceilidhs" consist of a school cafeteria style meal (we had spaghetti [not particularly Scottish]--no other choices, and performances of fiddle and bagpipe music. Warning: The lunch is NOT anytime between the posted hours---if you arrive late, you'll all or most of the performances. The gift shop is worth a visit.
  • June 20, 2016
    The Gaelic College should be your first visitor experience when coming to the island It gives a great overview of the culture with the many hands on workshops to attend. The sessions were long enough to learn well, but not too long to feel overwhelmed with information. Lots of informed staff to answer all our questions. Visiting here first helped us to decide what other things we wanted to see and do while visiting Cape Breton Island! Do not miss this great experience!!
  • September 13, 2016
    Really neat and unexpected stop on our Cabot Trail journey. We found our families tartans and found really unique items in the shop. There was an excellent bag piper out front who did a great job of performing!
  • August 12, 2016
    A very enjoyable can be had here by arriving around 10:30 a.m. to attend the Kilt Wearing Demonstration, followed by a lesson in Gaelic, a step dancing and fiddling demonstration, and then the lunch-time ceilidh which for $15 includes a good cafeteria meal and great entertainment. Check their schedule for possible staff ceilidhs in the evenings.

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