Celtic Colours

Christmas Island Firehall

Gathered Together. Gaelic culture runs deep in Christmas Island (Eilean Na Nollaig), where the traditions have been kept up, treasured, and passed on. Through the efforts of Commun Féis an Eilein, the community has actively gathered together to preserve and promote the Gaelic language and culture in the area, presenting concerts, workshops and other learning opportunities. Gaelic will be front and centre here with beloved singer and tradition-bearer Mary Jane Lamond, and transplanted Mabou native Angus MacKenzie and his family. Còmhla cruinn means “gathered together” and Christmas Island has been a gathering place for Cape Breton Gaels for generations. Today they’ll welcome the brothers and sister trio The Gilberts, whose family harmonies and refreshing sound made them such a hit when they debuted at Celtic Colours last year. Enjoy the scenic drive alongside the Bras d’Or Lake as you make your way to the Christmas Island Fire Hall for this intimate afternoon concert featuring young Gaels, Gaelic culture-bearers, and family singers.