Thursday, August 28, 2014

8/23/14 Louisbourg, Cape Breton, NS

IMG_1764 Arrived in Sydney, NS – the huge fiddle is a tribute to he music of Cape Breton – Fiddle playing just seems second nature to folks and music is everywhere.

And on to Louisbourg.  Once a thriving port.  Coal mining was once the industry, but no more.  In the 1960’s the government asked the unemployed miners to help rebuild the historic fort. With much research and studies, a portion of the French Fort was rebuilt using skills and techniques of the 1700s.  This year celebrates 301 yrs of history with music and programs.  Buildings were made of brick/stone/wood.  Huge, magnificent buildings of the times.IMG_1766

IMG_1767Gardens a plenyIMG_1798Children dress in costume and spend a week at the fort.IMG_1769A soldier is instructing the children on how to be a soldier.

IMG_1775 A man is being punished at the stocks in town.  Quite embarrassing and a spectacle for the audience.  Many folks dressed in costumes of the day.

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Special evening entertainment --- local country star Jimmy Rankin and international favorite the McNeils Fiddle Music.


And after the music at the fort – it was more music at the Louisbourg Playhouse – the Privateers played and the crowd danced.


Another enjoyable day in the Maritimes.

1 comment:

Sharon Del Rosario said...

Fun times and great memories. Great to see your pictures.