Having fun with live music - Cape Breton style
St. Peter's, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: On this web site we'll bring you information about upcoming live music events in our neighbourhood. Everything from open jam sessions to concerts, music and dance workshops, ceilidhs, square dances & all kinds of dances, open mikes...and any kind of excuse to play live traditional music together. All traditions are fair game.
If you have traditional music events to promote here - or news and pics of your recent events to share, please Contact Us.
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 very 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.
2nd Annual Music Camp On The Canal is Coming
May 31 - June 2, 2013
In 2012 we had our first Music Camp on the Canal. It worked out so well that we will do it again, on the weekend of May 31 - June 2, 2013. Like last year, this will be a weekend of social music with jam sessions, community meals and interpretive music presentations. We will offer guitar, mandolin, banjo, bodran and whistle workshops; a new voice workshop; a new composition workshop; a square dancing session; an onsite luthier; and an All Star Concert in the stellar acoustics of our United Church sanctuary.
Final plans are in progress, and we will post updates regularly on this web site on our Music Camp 2013 page.