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Cape Breton Celtic Music

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K Chap

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Cape Breton Celtic Music

Cape Breton Island
North of Nova Scotian Mainland
Surrounded by Atlantic Ocean & Golf of St Lawrence Highland Clearances
Catholic-Protestant Tension
Relocations to British colonies
First trans-atlantic stop is Nova Scotia Celtic Music of
Cape Breton Island Scottish Gaelic Language Many different sounds & Intonations
Prominent "k" & "sh" sounds
The Fiddle The Bagpipes Step Dancing Similar to Irish & Scottish traditions
Movement concentrated below the knees
Depends heavily on fiddler's rhythm The Ceilidh
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