WIN! Celtic Colours Concert Tickets

Updated: September 25, 2013 6:16pm

The grand prize winner had been drawn at random from our 7 qualifiers and Shelby Childs was so looking forward to attending this year's Celtic Colours - but unfortunately her work schedule has change making the trip impossible. So Shelby is planning on coming next year and in the meantime graciously helped us conduct another random draw from the remaining 6 contestants and now we can congratulate....


of Port Hood, NS

Emily and a friend will take in the North Atlantic Neighbours Concert on Friday, October 11th at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre.  If you'd like to go too - there are still some tickets available - click  here for more information.

We'd like like to thank EVERYONE who participated in this contest - stay tuned for more great free stuff!!! SABS


Updated: September 25, 2013 12:44am


All of our daily prizes of CELTIC COLOURS Compilation CD's have been  awarded - you can check the list of winners at the bottom of this post.  We'll conduct a random draw from those 7 qualifiers and announce our Grand Prize Winner before 5pm today.

Stand by for that and THANK YOU to everyone who played!!!


Posted: September 18, 2013

panel CELTIC COLOURSThe 17th Annual Celtic Colours International Festival is less than a month away – and with 9 days filled with 46 concerts and more than 200 cultural events there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself.

One not-to-be-missed show kicks off the yearly celebration and establishes the wonderful Nordic Links theme of this year's festival...

North Atlantic Neighbours plays Friday, October 11th at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre and reserved seating tickets are on sale now here.

Yes – they'll sell you a seat... but we're thinking you'll be up and dancing a jig for a good portion of the show that joins Cape Breton musicians, singers, dancers, and tradition-bearers with their counterparts from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Shetland, Scotland, Ireland, the United States and the rest of Canada.

Just look at the line up... (and look closely for contest clues)

The Barra MacNeilsThe Barra MacNeils are one of Canada's premier Celtic groups. The family band from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture and history. This diverse and talented group consistently wows audiences with their captivating vocals, harmonies and extraordinary musicianship. After more than 25 years, the group is as busy as ever, having released two new recordings in 2012, a live concert album with Symphony Nova Scotia and a special project recorded during Celtic Colours with a wide variety of musical guests from the Festival. With multiple lead vocalists, beautiful sibling harmonies, top-drawer instrumental prowess on a wide variety of acoustic, stringed, percussion and wind instruments, dancing, storytelling, Gaelic songs and a journey through an ancient culture, The Barra MacNeils live in concert must be experienced to be believed.

Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard BandHelene Blum & Harald Haugaard Band - Two of Denmark’s finest artists have together formed an outstanding quintet which performs traditional and contemporary Danish music with great passion and virtuosity. Beautiful old Danish ballades are gently blended with neck-breaking fiddle tunes and it’s all brought out to the audience with great passion and presence. Fine acoustic music with integrity and innovation.

The TeetotallersThe Teetotallers - Three of the most praised and popular virtuosos in Irish traditional music today--fiddler and violist Martin Hayes; flute, whistle, and bodhrán player Kevin Crawford; and singer, guitarist, bouzouki and mandola player John Doyle - whose potent brand of Irish traditional music is meant to be drunk deeply and repeatedly. The Teetotallers represent a breathtaking summit of talent, skill, and imagination that will captivate followers of Irish traditional and other roots music everywhere.

The Nordic Fiddlers BlocThe Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - are Anders Hall, Olav Luksegård Mjelva and Kevin Henderson who come from Sweden, Norway and the Shetland Islands respectively. They are three of the top young fiddlers to emerge on their respective folk music scenes and are in high demand playing with various musical groups. They have combined the Swedish, Norwegian and Shetland styles and have produced a diverse and invigorating sound.

Kimberley FraserKimberley Fraser was born on Cape Breton Island, and nurtured within its rich musical heritage. She first began to impress audiences at the age of three with her step-dancing talents. Soon after that she took up both the fiddle and the piano. A master at the trio of fiddling, step dancing and piano, Kimberley is a much sought after teacher for all three. She has performed at Celtic Colours annually since 2000, and this year is one of the Celtic Colours Artists in Residence.

Hallgrim HansegårdHallgrim Hansegård is a choreographer dedicated to the art of moving. At the age of 30 his works were performed in 29 countries. His work has both been censored by the Catholic church of Italy and been named "best choreography" of the Eurovision Song Contest, which shows the dynamics of his expressions. Hallgrim has choreographed for tv, theatres, orchestras, wall dancers and performance arts, and he´s the founder of Frikar dance company. National Geographic described him as "wildly inventive" and NRK calls him a "new-thinking choreographer with a strong will of doing his own things".

Forrester DancersForrester Dancers have been under the direction of Eileen Pottie Forrester since 1965. Her talented daughter, Shannon Forrester McMullen has been teaching and directing alongside her mother since 1991. Since the early ‘60s, Eileen and her dancers have represented Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and Canada during many International festivals in Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States - which included 22 shows at Walt Disney World’s Epcot main stage. Representatives of the dance company are thrilled to be invited once again to Celtic Colours showcasing their traditional and specially choreographed Highland, Scottish National, and Celtic Step Dancing. This year the school is celebrating its 49th anniversary and carrying on their family tradition which has existed now for 68 years!

Celtic-Colours-WIN TICKETSIt's going to be an amazing show and we'd like to send YOU and a pal to take it all in.  All you need to do to WIN is answer the daily trivia question correctly to be entered into our random daily prize draw for a 2012 Celtic Colours Compilation CD. We'll announce (via this post) the daily prize winners as they are drawn.

Once all 7 CD's have been awarded (08/24/13) - we’ll chose our Grand Prize Winner for the 2 tickets to the Opening Night's Concert - North Atlantic Neighbours by random draw from those 7 lucky qualifiers. That winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

AND YOU KNOW WE WANT YOU TO WIN.... so you need not look any further than this post to find the answer to the question 🙂


Once you've got the answer - just email it to [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE: In order for your entry to be eligible you MUST include your name, address and contact information and be sure to put CELTIC COLOURS in the subject line. You may enter the contest as often as you would like, however only 1 correct entry per email address will be accepted within a 24 hour period. GOOD LUCK!!!

1st winner Dwayne MacKinnon   Ottawa ON

q2 winner Shelby Childs Farmington Maine

q3 winner Emily Chafe Port Hood, NS

Q4 Kimberley Wotherspoon Meteghan Centre NS

Q5 winner Pat Skjenna

q6 Winner Jennifer Paterson

#7 winner GAIL HOLDNER North Sydney, NS

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