Current & Upcoming Events

The Jams Continue...

Amateur players (and pros too!) of all ages are welcome to attend KitchenRackets jam sessions. We make these fun, friendly and democratic. Acoustic instruments, singers and dancers welcome. (With allowances for powered keyboards and basses....). Listeners welcome. Some jams are fundraisers and admission may be charged to listeners - it's always free for jammers.

KitchenRackets @ Celtic Colours 2019

Monday through Friday, October 14 -18

From about 10 pm to 1 am

Open acoustic jam sessions at Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter's

Our late night jams after the nearby Festival concerts have become a tradition in St. Peter's. Join us for our 12th year of welcoming visiting players to sit in with locals and mix it up a bit during the Festival. You never know who will show during Celtic Colours! Each session is hosted by local artists to provide a taste of local music and then kick off the jam. Listeners welcome.

Admission $5  / Freewill donation for ticket-stub holders / Free admission for jammers.



This year's jam hosts

Monday: Hank Middleton

Tuesday: Chuck MacDonald & Paul Davis

Wednesday: David Stone and Vince Burke

Thursday: Leona Burkey

Friday: Sporting Mountain Dew Band



Isle Madame Sessions

Sunday afternoons from 4 - 7pm. Continuing to October 20, 2019

Admission is free for players and listeners. Family-friendly.


These sessions will rotate locations at 3 venues on the Isle.


For up to date info please call the venues directly:

- The Island Nest: ‭(902) 226-0033‬

- The Clairestone Inn: ‭(902) 226-2200‬

- The Groundswell: ‭(902) 777-7777

Summer Jam Sessions Just Completed!

Thanks to our local and visiting players - and especially the enthusiastic audiences who came out on Friday nights all summer to the Lions Marina. Thanks also to the Marina staff for welcoming us here for another summer of regular weekly live music.


The sketch below was made by a young crewmember, we think named Yan, from a visiting yacht hailing from Belgium this past summer. He kindly gave us permission to reproduce it and we are pleased to show you his interpretation of a Friday night session at the Lions Marina.