The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is a not-for-profit society and a one-of-a-kind facility located in the tiny village of Judique, Cape Breton Island. Our mandate is to collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic music of Cape Breton Island through Education, Research and Performance. The CMIC offers an in-depth look into the history, culture and music of Cape Breton Island and we are very proud to have been designated the “Official Celtic Music Centre of Nova Scotia” in 2013 by the Nova Scotia Legislature.

We offer year-round Ceilidhs with live traditional music, educational workshops in fiddle, piano and dance, Gaelic language immersion classes, a growing collection of archival materials and resource library, a recording studio, an interactive exhibit room, one-on-one music demonstrations with our in-house musicians, a full service restaurant and bar, a gift shop andonline store offering locally made products, music books, one of the largest collections of traditional music CD’s and more. We look forward to your visit!

The Centre opens for the summer season on June 16, 2014 and summer hours are:
Mon-Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:30pm
(Sunday Ceilidh from 3:00 – 6:30pm)

Lunch Served:
11:30am – 3:00pm
(with live music  11:30am – 1:00pm)

Suggested Experiences

Take the tour, including a live music demonstration and interactive fiddle and stepdancing lessons.

Enjoy wonderful traditional music at the Lunchtime Ceilidhs, Wednesday Evening or Sunday Afternoon Ceilidhs.

Participate in the Buddy MacMaster School of Fiddling for those who want to learn the Cape Breton Style from some of the best instructors the Island has to offer.

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