A Fund Created to Support the Traditional Celtic Music of Cape Breton Island
This Fund was created to support the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (CMIC), a one-of-a-kind facility located in the tiny village of Judique, Cape Breton Island. The CMIC’s mandate is to: Collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic music of Cape Breton Island through Education, Research and Performance. The CMIC offers an in-depth look into the history, culture and music of Cape Breton Island and was designated the "Official Celtic Music Centre of Nova Scotia" by the Nova Scotia Legislature in 2013. It has consistently contributed to building a vibrant local community year-round and offers employment for many local people.
The Centre offers: Youth music mentorship programs, workshops in various musical disciplines and Gaelic language, a yearly fiddle camp, Interactive Exhibit room, Archives & resource library, music & cultural interpretive demonstrations, year-round traditional music performances, full service recording studio, online streaming service and much more.
The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre’s objectives are:
- To foster the growth of Celtic and Gaelic culture to ensure the culture’s long-term survival;
- To archive & digitize materials of historical importance to the Celtic music culture;
- To showcase and promote local musicians, especially youth performers; 4. To create and administer programs focused on the artistic development of youth.