Festivals and Events at The Markland

Summer 2019 - Welcome to another Beautiful Year.

We are busy lining up a fun filled musical season with many talented musicians. We are so proud of the local talent here in Cape Breton and are fortunate to have a lovely music facility in which to host the likes of the Barra MacNeils, the Celtic Rant, Peter Katz, the Red Dirt Skinners, and many others.

Deron Donovan will be joining us in the main lodge every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. He adds lots of joviality to the evening and is sure to entertain. On Thursdays, Norm MacDonald will be here to entertain with his lively music and, on Fridays and Saturdays, we welcome Shawn Mackinnon. Finally, on Sundays, we'll have the pleasure of listening to Michael Gorey, a local award winning Celtic/Folk musician. We are fortunate to have all this wonderful talent on a nightly basis.

Make sure you visit our Cafe during the day. The Cafe is open from 11:30 to 4:30pm and will be serving Adrienne's famous home made cinnamon rolls, biscotti and brownies along with top notch espressos, lattes and hot chocolates. Perfect for after a bike ride, swim, or hike, or ... just to accompany a good book and a great ocean view.  

For those who have always dreamed of cycling the renowned Cabot Trail, the Markland (in association with the company Live Out Loud Adventures) will be offering a trip from Thurday August 8th to Thursday August 15th. The Markland will serve as the starting and end point for this exhilarating 300km bike ride, considered one of the most scenic bicycle rides in all of Canada.  For more information, you can email info@liveoutloudadventures.com


DERON DONOVAN -  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights
NORM MACDONALD - Thursday nights
SHAWN MACKINNON - Friday and Saturday nights
MICHAEL GOREY - Sunday nights

Daily Performances (excluding Thursdays), starting mid June
Markland Lobby, 7-9pm

Please join us nightly for a Cape Breton evening celebrating a host of local talent.  You're sure to be entertained in the comforts of the Markland lobby with laughs, stories and the vibrant music of Cape Breton. A Glen Breton whiskey to top off the evening ... the spirit of Cape Breton keeps giving.

Check out www.ingonishmusic.com for more information or call the Markland at (902) 383-2246


June 10 - July 6, 2019

Celeste Nikkel is a local favourite whose art has graced the Markland walls for many years. She truly captures the spirit, energy and landscape of Cape Breton in an unique and magical way.  Feel free to drop in at the Markland anytime to look at the art and even buy a piece as a lasting memory.  

July 7 - August 11, 2019
Artists' Reception: to be announced

Stay tuned for exciting information on Susan's summer exhibit.
PUB NIGHTS - To be announced

?? 2019

They're coming back! We're just finalizing dates so ... stay tuned and make sure you get your ticket!!

Yes, the Markland is thrilled to be welcoming back for the 8th year the well known Canadian musical group, the Barra MacNeil family.  We love having the Barra MacNeils and their highly entertaining and energetic yet intimate show sells out every year. It truly is a Maritime highlight!  So come on out ... the evening is sure to entertain.

The six MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal. Very exciting indeed for all of us up here on the northern tip of Cape Breton!

When we announce the date, please call the Markland at (902)383-2246 to get your tickets ($20/person). Advance Ticket Sales only.


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