Day 6 Cape Breton

If you are following the #PatioGirlz you will have already seen that we have arrived in Cape Breton! The rain did not dampen our spirits as we motored along Hwy 105 stopping at the #RedBarn for lunch and a look through the gift shop. Of course our lunch stop included a group selfie at the Cabot Trail sign with our new selfie stick!

The highlight for the day was the Ceilidh this evening at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s. A ceilidh is a social event with music, dance and stories traditionally held in kitchens. (Unfortunately, Paul McCartney did not make a guest appearance ).

A variety of reels, jigs, waltzes, and ballads were played by four very talented young adults. It is wonderful to see Cape Breton’s younger generation embracing this musical tradition. The music kept our toes tapping, the stories keep us laughing and the waltzes brought a tear to the eye. As one of the performers said these musical get togethers are a place to gather with “the friends you haven’t met yet”. And that’s the truth.

#gaeliccollege #dawnandmargiebeaton #petermacinnis #haileelefort #capebretonchats

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