Our picks this week: Halifax Celtic Festival and Vive L’Acadie

Halifax Celtic Festival

Who: Celtic Cultural Society of Nova Scotia
What: Halifax Celtic Festival
Where: Various Locations (Halifax)
When: January 29-February 2
Why: The 7th annual celebration of all things Celtic returns featuring a variety of activities over its four days. Included this year is another eclectic line-up of performing arts, including Nova Scotia fiddler Alycia Putnam, Halifax’s Big Island Trio and the Nova Scotia Harp Ring among many more. More information at hfxcelticfest.ca.

Alycia Putnam is one of the many performers at this year's Halifax Celtic Fest. Photo by Portraits by Johanna.
Alycia Putnam is one of the many performers at this year’s Halifax Celtic Fest. Photo by Portraits by Johanna.

Vive L’Acadie With Vishtèn

Who: Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra
What: Vive L’Acadie With Vishtèn
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (6101 University Ave, Halifax)
When: February 1
Why: Hailing from PEI and Magdalen Islands, the Acadian trio Vishtèn joins the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra for a family-friendly symphonic kitchen party. The concert will feature the orchestra alongside the trio’s unique fusion of Celtic and Acadian music with a modern rock and indie-folk vibe. More information at symphonynovascotia.ca.

Multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse join the NYSO in Vive L’Acadie.
Multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse join the NYSO in Vive L’Acadie.