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July 2018

Goitse (Ireland)

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July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$20

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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The multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the whitehot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy. Recently crowned Live Ireland’s ‘Trad group of the Year’ in the USA, the 2016 ‘Freiburger Leiter’ in Germany, and featuring this years ‘Female Voice of the Year’, Áine Mc Geeney, they have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands in Irish traditional music. Their fourth album, Inspired by Chance, has received rave reviews as the band continues…

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August 2018

Tales, Trails and Tunes: Tony Quinn, Shannon Quinn & Bill Plaskett

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August 1 @ 7:30 pm - August 2 @ 9:30 pm
$20

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Tony Quinn is an entertainment jack-of-all-trades; an engaging emcee and host, a busy producer, a great musician, talented songwriter and a funny, funny guy to boot.  He is a regular at the deCoste and is pleased to be hosting his daughter Shannon and good friend Bill Plaskett to share some tales, trails and tunes. Shannon Quinn grew up immersed in music and has emerged as one of the region's finest fiddlers and traditional musicians.  She has toured the world with…

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Cape Breton Summertime Revue 2018

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August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$45 - $48

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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The Cape Breton Summertime Revue first took to the stage in 1977 and was an instant hit. It was a longtime favourite of deCoste Centre audiences. The time has come for the "Next Generation" to take the stage. Cape Breton Island has no shortage of talented performers who love nothing better than to celebrate what it means to live there. A stellar cast of performers had been assembled and the music, both traditional and original, speaks to their love of…

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Musical Buddies- Buddy MacDonald, Meaghan Blanchard & Spyder Macdonald

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August 14 @ 7:30 pm - August 16 @ 9:30 pm
$20

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Buddy MacDonald, one of Cape Breton's most famous "buddies", leads this exciting cast of artists for a three night-series.  Buddy has toured the world, from the Shetland Islands, to Dollywood, sharing his uplifting spirit and songs.  You will probably know standards like "Getting Dark Again". Meaghan Blanchard is the "other" spunky redhead from Prince Edward Island, quickly developing a successful touring career on and off the Island. Meaghan is a gifted guitarist, with a crystal pure voice and wonderful character…

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Momentary Lapse- A Pink Floyd Tribute

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August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$35

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Nova Scotia's ‘Momentary Lapse’ brings the audio and visual sensations of Pink Floyd to the stage, delivering favorite moments from classic Floyd albums: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, Momentary Lapse of Reason and the Division Bell. Momentary Lapse takes you on an authentic journey into the past of one of the world’s most timeless and iconic bands by recreating one of the most legendary live shows in rock history. After a completely…

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September 2018

Voyage: A Journey of Hope

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September 7 @ 7:30 pm - September 9 @ 10:00 pm
$22 - $25

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Voyage: A Journey of Hope is a rich musical experience, alive with action, laughter, dance and drama, and defined by a spirit of adventure.  The musical finds the lead characters Rory, Angus and Mary as they consider making a perilous voyage to the New World on a ship named ‘Hector’ and the trials and twists of fate that ensue. Powered by an original score and featuring some of Pictou County’s finest talents, come aboard as the ship Hector sails anew carrying the…

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The Bitterest Time: The War Story of Mona Parsons

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September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$25

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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  The Bitterest Time – the war story of Mona Parsons tells the dramatic and true story of Canada’s unrecognized war hero: the only Canadian female civilian imprisoned by the Nazis during WWII. Her crime? Helping Allied airmen, shot down over the Occupied Netherlands, to return to England. As punishment, she served over three years of hard labour until her escape in March 1945. After three weeks walking across Germany, exchanging labour for food and shelter – all while disguised…

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Classical Series: Stéphane Tétreault, cello Marie-Ève Scarfone, piano

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September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$22 - $25

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Cellist Stéphane Tétreault first made international headlines as the recipient of Bernard Greenhouse’s cello, the 1707 “Countess of Stainlein, Ex-Paganini” Stradivarius, on generous loan by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais. In addition to innumerous awards and honours, Stéphane was selected as laureate of the 2015-2016 Classe d’Excellence de violoncelle Gautier Capuçon from the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and received the 2015 Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Career Development Award. He was the very first recipient of the $50,000 Fernand-Lindsay Career Award as well…

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DEANS Rocks! With Pictou County Pop Classics

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September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$85

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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The Pictou County Pop Classics' only fall show will include an evening of celebration focused on local tourism and culture. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores is hosting a one-night event with the Pop Classics on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the deCoste Entertainment Centre that will include a three-course meal catered by the Pantry Kitchen. “Last year, we did Taste and Sail and we are still interested in doing a ferry dinner again, but this year, we thought we would try…

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Bessie’s Keppoch Wedding

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September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$23 - $28

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Romance is in the Keppoch Mountain air this summer as stylish Bessie brings home an Irish lad to marry. You can be sure there will be fiddles, dancing, stories and songs. But with the church gone, the marriage will have to take place in the ceilidh house with three generations of MacLeans hosting the gathering. Bessie has a list of ideas for as elegant an event as ever happened along Boston's Charles River, but you may be sure matriarch Maggie…

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