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Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

5471 Highway 19, Judique, Nova Scotia B0E 1P0, Canada
+1 902-787-2708
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Fantastic find

I picked up a brochure at the main tourist center and was glad I did. It was enroute to my final... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Belleville, Canada
Local music, so-so food

Come for the music but probably not for the food, despite a recommendation from the visitors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lancaster, Ohio
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The Mission Statement of the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is to collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic music of Cape Breton Island through Education, Research and Performance.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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5471 Highway 19, Judique, Nova Scotia B0E 1P0, Canada
+1 902-787-2708
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I picked up a brochure at the main tourist center and was glad I did. It was enroute to my final destination and since I love celtic music it was enticing. The music was toe tapping and hand clapping fiddle and piano. What a treat!...More

Thank Jenn439
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come for the music but probably not for the food, despite a recommendation from the visitors' center in nearby Port Hawkesbury. The fried haddock, served on a forgettable hamburger bun, was fairly tasteless and overwhelmed by the heavy panko coating, though the same treatment in...More

Thank NMDave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is not the tastiest and is overpriced in an area where food is already expensive. Have a coffee and enjoy the music. Browse the small gift shop. Save your meal for another stop up the road.

Thank dkorwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to say that hasn't been said already The centre offers Cape Breton music sessions in the afternoon and evening during the tourist season performed by local musicians. The level of competency is uniformly good and a number are excellent. Meals are standard fare...More

Thank fishingdavep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Features information about Celtic Music, history and settlement in Canada. Small admission fee. Interactive exhibits teach you the beginning steps to learning to fiddle, using a real violin! Another exhibit teaches some basic Celtic dance steps.

Thank Ernie B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for three hours listening to the Celtic music and having a leisurely lunch. Music was great, everyone was friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. I had chowder and lobster roll. The most lobster meat I've ever seen on a lobster roll....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This place is well worth a visit, if only for the truly great food. We stopped for lunch, and enjoyed the best food we had during our entire visit to Nova Scotia. Actually, the fish tacos were the best I've ever had anywhere. While we...More

Thank crordway
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We signed up for a Coastal Trails Walking Tour and Lunch. The tour started off with some bagpipe music from our tour guide Joe MacMaster. As we walked the beautiful wooded trail, Joe gave us some history of the local area. We arrived to a...More

3  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

What a great first stop on Cape Breton Island! Really interesting museum/restaurant/live music combo. Fiddler and keyboardist with Celtic dancer entertain over Haddock and lobster tacos (the haddock was better and cheaper!). Lunch also provided my first taste of Big Spruce's "Cereal Killer" stout...first of...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This centre seems to get mixed reviews so I'll add our experience, which was very positive. What we liked: • Fiddle demonstration and Gaelic lesson – we paid extra for these but they were great. A young man who was very talented did the demo...More

Thank Traveler918
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5 July 2015|
Response from CMICManagement | Property representative |
Hello. I am not sure what link you refer to. Our Trip Advisor page has our website link which is active and operating correctly. If you would like more information from us, you may call us during regular business... More
14 May 2015|
Response from CMICManagement | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. There are variable admissions and fees depending on the event or activity. Many throughout the season are free, others are posted in our marketing materials. The Centre is also a not for... More