Articles on Cape Breton Island & The Cabot Trail

Icons inhabit Cape Breton Island. Whether the Celtic Colours International Music Festival or fabulous waterfalls, Cape Breton has much to photograph, write about and to videotape.

Step Dancing and Celtic Fiddling in Flip Flops on Cape Breton with Brenda Stubbert & Cheye

Fiddler Cheye From Colorado Joins The Ceilidh at St. Ann’s
Do you admire those people who bar no limits to life’s journeys and expectations?  We often go to Ceilidhs (concerts/dancing) at the St. Ann’s United Church…and we meet musicians there who have that daring and one of them was a 16 year old named Cheye.
 
Imagine this  16 year old from Colorado showing up at a traditional Nova Scotia concert and dance gathering (called a ceilidh in Gaelic), going up on stage and taking charge of the fiddle with a world class fiddler- a Celtic Music icon who is pushing 6 foot […]

Film “Mysterious Ruins: Cape Breton” ( Cabot Shores Home Base for Filmmakers)

Did the Chinese actually explore Cape Breton before John Cabot & the Europeans?
A documentary film crew stayed 4x at Cabot Shores over the last 3 years
and now the film “Mysterious Ruins: Cape Breton” is shown of on the history channel at history. The one hour documentary wasreplayed most recently on March 29th.  Best scheduling is followed on history.ca.

In the film you’ll see the helicopter take off from Cabot Shores–and land along a path leading to our apple orchard. The film helicopter then heads over Church Pond to Kelly’s Mt. and Cape Dauphin. Some of you have been near there when […]

Gaelic College, A Centre for Celtic Music & More Along the Cabot Trail

Welcome to the Gaelic College Is the kilted  man  playing bagpipes and standing in a parking lot simply  a lure for tourists into the Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts?   Possibly, but what better way to demonstrate the sight and sounds of a living culture than to enter into the gateway of this historic […]

Celtic Colours International Music Festival on Cape Breton

Interested in Celtic Music? (Discover Great Music Festival on Cape Breton–Celtic Colours) by Dr. Paul of Cabot Shores (first appeared www.ezine articles.com Celtic Colours International Festival happens every fall for 9 days and nights on Cape Breton Island. The Festival manages to combine great scenery and great Celtic music in over 40 concerts and 250 community […]

Cape Breton Lobster, Lobster, Lobster

Many of us enjoy a good lobster dinner and go to Maine and Nova Scotia for the authentic experience. Here at Cabot Shores, we get our lobsters from Merrill MacInnis. For more on lobster and lobster fishing, click to see our video on Lobster Fishing Off Cape Breton Island
We asked Merrill: What’s the difference between “Canners” and “Market Lobster?” His answer can help us understand the history of lobster fishing on Cape Breton Island, in addition to, which lobster to order.
The MacInnis family has been fishing lobster for over 80 years off the eastern (Atlantic coast) of Cape Breton, […]