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June 29 – Dinner & Concert with Rosie MacKenzie, Dominique Dodge & Hilda Chiasson!

June 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$20 – $49

Come for a night of delicious food and traditional Gaelic music at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort Saturday, June 29!

KitchenFest! is a traditional music festival that showcases local musicians with music that is rooted in Gaelic tradition. Fiddles and bagpipes, concerts and céilidhs, food and drink, Gaelic language and song, cheering and dancing, informality and hospitality — consider this your official invitation to Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen party!

Start off your evening by indulging in a delicious meal at Cabot Shores Bistro. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, a local seafood lover, carnivore or somewhere in between, you’ll be sure to find something on our menu that delights your taste buds! After dinner listen to talented musicians Rosie MacKenzie, Dominique Dodge & Hilda Chiasson! See below for schedule and ticket information.

Cabot Shores Bistro


5:30-7:30pm: Dinner at Cabot Shores Bistro. Meat, Seafood, Vegetarian, and vegan options. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate.

8-10pm: Concert with Rosie MacKenzie & Dominique Dodge & Hilda Chiasson

Tickets and Reservations:

Dinner and Concert Admission: $49+tax (Gratuity extra). Click here to purchase meal and concert package.
Concert Admission: $20+tax. Click here to purchase concert ticket only (no dinner). Concert starts at 8pm sharp.
Dinner reservations will be taken between 5:30pm and 8pm. Phone 902-929-2584 or Email cabotshores@gmail.com

About the Performers:

Dominique Dodge

Dominique Dodge is a harper and singer based in Charlotte, VT. She is deeply grounded in the music and song traditions of Ireland and Scotland. Dominique has a passion for melody-driven dance music and creative, rhythmic accompaniment as well as for songs, airs, and 18th century harp music. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and graduate of the University of Limerick, from which she earned an MA in Irish Music Performance in 2012. She also holds a BA honors in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Dominique has extensive experience in traditional arts education, having taught for the Youthworks program at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Gaelic College in Cape Breton, urban schools projects in St. Louis, and many other programs for students of all ages and abilities. Dominique has a vibrant teaching practice and runs a monthly workshop series called the Champlain Valley Harp Gathering. She has been performing, recording, teaching, and organizing traditional arts events on both sides of the Atlantic for over ten years. She will be releasing a recording this summer.
Rosie MacKenzie
Rosie MacKenzie has been a professional fiddler and singer for over fifteen years touring, recording and teaching extensively internationally. She first came onto the scene at age 11 as an original member of The Cottars. The group successfully recorded three full-length albums under Rounder Records, toured throughout North America, Europe and Japan, and shared the stage with The Chieftains, Elvis Costello, and Natalie MacMaster. The band earned themselves two East Coast Music Awards, and their televised performance was nominated for a Gemini Award. 
Rosie’s latest release was recorded in Dingle, Ireland with guitarist Matt Griffins. This is a collection of original songs and compositions. She released her first solo album in 2010 titled The MacKenzie Project and continued to work with many well known artists such as John McDermott, Nathan Rogers, and the Tom Fun Orchestra giving sold out performances and appearing at several major North American music festivals.
Hilda Chiasson
Hilda Chiasson is one of the most sought after piano players of this generation and has played on more than 50 recordings in Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark and the US. A native of Cheticamp where she played for dances and recorded since she was a teenager, Hilda is also a very good step dancer and has played and recorded with a who’s who of Cape Breton fiddlers including Winston Scotty Fitzgerald, Donald Angus Beaton, Jerry Holland, Carl MacKenzie and J.P. Cormier. Hilda has performed throughout Canada, the US, Scotland, Ireland and Denmark as well as in Dubai, Bahrain, and Afghanistan.

About KitchenFest!

The island-wide traditional music festival is back for year 6 as Colaisde na Gàidhlig | the Gaelic College presents KitchenFest! Féis a’ Chidsin!, happening June 28 to July 7, 2019. The annual celebration of Cape Breton-based Gaelic music, gives locals and visitors alike up-close-and personal insight into this distinct and vibrant living culture, bringing the kitchen-ceilidh feel to the forefront. Bigger and better than ever, the festival has now grown to 10 days and will be held in 35 venues. Plans include over 100 events with more than 200 performers from the local area and Atlantic region. Each of the over 80 live performances will feature a Gaelic-speaking host or hostess and happen across the island. Fiddles and bagpipes, concerts and céilidhs, food and drink, Gaelic language and song, cheering and dancing, informality and hospitality — consider this your official invitation to Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen céilidh!

KitchenFest! Official Website


June 29, 2019
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $49
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Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort
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Indian Brook, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0 Canada
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