A Musical Tour of The Atlantic Provinces

One of the great pleasures of wandering through Atlantic Canada in the summer is music. Everywhere one goes one finds musicians and dancers, playing and dancing. The quality of the music is uniformly high, and the musicians and their communities treasure music, musicians, and dancers. The musicians and dancers shown here remain autonomous.

Our introduction to the local music actually came on the train from Montreal to Moncton! What fun to sit in the observation car , under the sunset filled dome, and listen!

There was a parade of pipers in New Brunswick. Some of the marchers were rather young.





Then there was a splendid sunset and great music at Margaree Forks, Cape Breton. We stopped by a small restaurant that was advertising music. We had good coffee and a delicious dessert. Then our waitress put down her order book and step danced; she danced extraordinarily well. We, and I imagine other patrons, noted that when it came time to leave a tip!

There were musicians playing just to her left.



In Baddeck we attended a Calidh, where a young, seventeen year old fiddler was had a musical coming out party in a dark hall.

Then on to Peggy’s Cove!






There was more, but this gives you a sense of the variety and scope of music in the Province’s.

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