Celtic Colours 2017 Livestream
Celtic Colours is on this week in Cape Breton… as usual, awesome shows with great players from here and away. One show a night is livestreamed on Youtube, and it stays up for a day until the next evening when the next show starts. Last night was great…. Seudan and Nuallan playing together for the pipers, fiddles, lots of dancing… highly recommended. Funniest moment for me so far, on another show, was Phil Cunningham coming out to join McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle, trying to blend in with the bald guys with a set of pantyhose on his head. He co-hosted a tunes session yesterday afternoon with Stan Chapman; couple of hours with Phil and twenty five other people, lots of stories.
Tonight’s livestream will start at 7:30 tonight, Atlantic time. They don’t announce which show until an hour before. https://celtic-colours.com/livestream/
We’ll be in the audience tonight for John MacDougall’s Tunebook in Mabou; he was a fiddler who believed he was channeling tunes from dead fiddlers of old…. somewhere between 38,000 and 45,000 of them (you hear different numbers). He kept them close, and some of his tunebooks circulate to a limited degree, but only 2-3 have really made it into circulation. My daughter will be in a group of young musicians playing a couple of groups.
Check out the streams; lots of Cape Breton music, and other music from around the world. This is a great week on the island.