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The Celtic Colours Collection
Tunes and songs celebrating the first 15 years of Cape Breton’s annual festival.
It is with excitement and considerable pride that we launch The Celtic Colours Collection. This year, 2011, marks the 15th annual Celtic Colours International Festival. We considered various projects to celebrate the occasion. Then we were offered a really great idea from 2010 Artist in Residence Catriona McKay. She was taking on the leadership, along with Chris Stout, of a tune-writing project called Tunes gu leor. She sent me an e-mail, “Just a wee idea I thought of and wanted to tell you”. She suggested we gather together music that people had written about or because of the festival. We could publish a book… “a Celtic Colours Collection? You’ve probably thought of this already but just wanted to send the idea in case!” In fact, Catriona, we hadn’t thought of that idea and we loved it! And so the idea for this book began!