Happy New Year to our friends and fans.


2016 was a very good year for KitchenRackets, especially hosting our 5th Annual Music Camp on the Canal. This coming year promises to be even bigger and better - with an enhanced  Music Camp program and a forecast for more touring visitors than Cape Breton has ever seen before (that means more visiting players for our summer and Celtic Colours jams).


We were delighted to host our first event of the year on our first concert of 2017, featuring guitar maestro Scott Macmillan and fiddling whirlwind Colin Grant on Friday, Feb. 3. At that event we announced the dates for our 6th Annual Music Camp on the Canal. Scott and Colin along with many veteran and some new instructors will be teaching at this year's camp.


More details about this year's Music Camp including faculty lists, workshop lists, and the on-line Registration form are now available - start here Music Camp on the Canal 2017.

Having fun with live music - Cape Breton style

St. Peter's, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: It's in our blood to celebrate with live music of all kinds. Although there is a definite Celtic twist to some of what you'll experience here - we love to play Old Time, Appalachian, Bluegrass, Blues, Acadian and Cajun, Folk, Country and Klezmer. We delight in hosting musical guests from around the world and invite you to come and mix your stuff up with ours.


We love to jam - and welcome visiting players to sit in on our sessions. All styles of music are welcome - we have a democratic circle-jam approach where everybody gets to lead their own tune or song in turn, with back-up from everybody else. We want to learn from you and for you to learn from us.


On this web site we'll try to bring you information about upcoming traditional live music events in our neighbourhood. Everything from open jam sessions to concerts, music and dance workshops, ceilidhs, square dances...and any kind of excuse to play live traditional music together. All traditions are fair game.


If you have traditional music events you'd like to promote here - or news and pics of your recent events to share, please Contact Us.