Celtic Heart of North America officially launched its website at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique with a ceilidh. The ceilidh showcased some of the many unique experiences the Celtic Heart of North America co-op provides on Cape Breton Island. There was a square set, a gaelic story, fiddle demonstrations, milling songs, a group performing with well known fiddler Dawn Beaton, and much more. It ended of course with a lunch – a tradition.
The Celtic Heart website provides visitors with an opportunity to watch videos on our culture & experiences, to listen to traditional piping and to learn to speak gaelic words. The website includes a calendar of events, experiences, packages, a trip planner and an e-newsletter. You can stay connected with Celtic Heart with facebook, twitter or our blog.
Members of the Iona Gaelic Singers preformed three milling songs that they would normally do at a milling frolic. What is a milling frolic - a cultural event in which gaelic singers sit around a table and beat a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm with the song. The wool was softened after singing a number songs. The milling frolic was and still is a great social event for the communities and you are always treated to a great lunch and a cup of tea afterwards…
Below is a short video of one of the songs Iona Gaelic Singers sang at the launch of Celtic Heart of North America.