The village of Baddeck springs to life each summer when visitors and summer residents come to experience the beauty and to enjoy the culture in an area that holds tight to its Scottish roots.   At Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs you’ll find a relaxed setting where you’ll meet new friends, learn about our Cape Breton traditional music, and maybe even get up and learn a few new dance moves from some of our talented local artists.   Every evening in July and August you’ll hear tunes in the air as Cape Breton fiddle music and dance are featured during live performances.  

Baddeck Gathering Ceilidh’s is a must-do when visiting our area!  Visitors from as far away as Australia have come back night after night to enjoy the music and to perform.  A traditional ceilidh is a kitchen party where everyone is welcome to perform if they wish.   People who never thought they could, have found themselves mastering the art of the square dance or sharing their particular talent with the audience.  Fun for the whole family!  

This casual setting encourages audience participation if willing, and also serves tea, Cape Breton oatcakes or cold drinks (non-alcoholic) for $1.00 from the canteen.