Festivals and Events at The Markland

Summer 2018 - 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. 


DERON DONOVAN -  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights
ADRIANNE & MIKE - Friday nights

Weekly Performance, Tuesday and Friday nights, starting mid June
Markland Lobby, 7-9pm

Please join us weekly for a Cape Breton evening celebrating Deron Donovan and award-winning Celtic/Folk musicians Adrianne & Mike. You're sure to be entertained in the comforts of the Markland lobby with laughs, stories and the vibrant music of Cape Breton. 

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


June 9 - July 29, 2018

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.  

August 1 - August 31, 2018
Artists' Reception: Sunday August 1, 1-4pm

This summer, we are delighted to be exhibiting the work of three artists, Claudia Gahlinger, Adrienne Fore, and Eve Stockton who have collaborated together to create a show that celebrates the wild and beautiful landscape of Cape Breton. Each artist has their very own unique style/format but together they have unified around the majestic landscape that draws us to this region. We're very excited to be hosting this show and welcome you to enjoy it with us.

A reception with the 3 artists will be held on Sunday August 1 at the Markland, from 1-4pm. We welcome you all to an afternoon of inspiration. No tickets required, just a love of Cape Breton.

August 2, 2018

They're back! The Markland is thrilled to be welcoming back for the 7th 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!

Call the Markland at (902)383-2246 to get your tickets ($20/person). Advance Ticket Sales only.


Date in September yet to be finalized. 2018

Hailing from the South East of England, the Red Dirt Skinners are widely regarded as one of the most innovative acts to come out of the UK in recent years. The sublime, genre-defying sound of the Red Dirt Skinners is created by the husband and wife team of Rob and Sarah Skinner. This dynamic duo has recently released their 5th album and with sold out shows, standing ovations and rebookings all over the place, Canadians just can't get enough of them. Their music has been described as "refreshingly different", an acoustic mixture of blues, country, folk, americana and some jazz.

Click on this YouTube link to see and hear the audience's reaction to a performance by the Red Dirt Skinners in Calgary, Alberta early this year. https://youtu.be/_qt350iQ8Tw

We're very excited to welcome this multi award winning duo, Sarah and Rob, to the Markland.

Call the Markland at (902)383-2246 to get your advance tickets ($20/person). 
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