The Gaelic College, Cape Breton Island

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  • Many demonstrations highlighting the culture of the area and the ongoing education in all things Gaelic. We attended an great concert there and enjoyed the warm reception and excellent facility.  more »
  • This place is huge. We first saw a short movie. The story started when the Scottish were thrown out of their lands in Scotland. Many took a boat to Cape Breton. One of them was well revered by all the...  more »
  • This is a true landmark . We loved hearing the bagpipes and listening to the wonderful demonstrations. Beautiful area as well.  more »
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  • Stopped in on our way down to baddeck and couldn't have enjoyed the trip more. The campus is gorgeous and the effort put into teaching Gaelic language is evident even when you go to the washroom and the soap is labelled. It was a pleasant surprise to be greeted in spoken to on Gaelic and then translated to. It made me want to look further into the subject on my own. The Hall of clans was a fun and interesting set of exhibits but the true beauty is in the demonstrations. We attended in time for a weaving demonstration/talk and the demonstrator was knowledgable, enthusiastic and personable. My wife being into fibre arts was enthralled and we would've gladly spent the afternoon simply taking to this single demonstrator. Come for the history but stay for the knowledge and talent attracted by this wonderful building. I hope they stay open for a good many years.
  • Had a great time visiting the Gaelic College during our Cape Breton honeymoon. We got to enjoy a fish and chip lunch while watching some of the college instructors do a short performance. They were all amazing to watch and it was heart-warming to see so many children invested in the Gaelic culture. Also visited the Hall of Clans. Very interesting exhibits to read. The best part for me was the weaving demonstration. She was fantastic. Patiently answering questions from my husband and myself. As a fibre crafter already, her enthusiasm was so encouraging that I now want to add weaving to my arsenal of crafts.
  • Saw a live concert as part of the Celtic Colours festival. More than 22 acts played. The music was fantastic. There are little signs around to let you know where the concrrt is being held or when the box office is open
  • 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.
  • Nice boutique for a lot off choice on Scottish materials , also the place to be for late night in October for the Celtic Colours Festival
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