Events

Live & Local Thursdays 
Every Thursday
6pm - 9pm 
FREE ADMISSION 

Live and Local: Thursday Music Series at Kiju’s

January 26

Steve MacDougall

A founding member of the CB saltwater reggae band Slowcoaster, Steve is an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and singer.  He has been a staple of the Nova Scotia music scene for 20 years.

 

February 2

Wills Addiction (Tom Mills and Phillip Williams)

Multi instrumentalists Tom Mills and Phillip Williams make up the band WILLS ADDICTION out of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and are widely known locally for their intricate guitar work, soaring harmonies, and fan interaction on stage. The boys hit the stage with an upbeat assault of Roots/Celtic/Grunge-grass tunes featuring original material from their new CD “Crossin That Bridge” just recently released in 2012.

 

February 9

Darrell Keigan

Darrell's musical career began over twenty years ago, playing house parties, and local halls in Cape Breton. Over the last two decades he has released two albums, "First Flight" and "An Evening With Darrell Keigan". From local songs and stories to those taken from Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton history and whether he's playing to a packed hall, or sitting in a living room packed with friends, Darrell's love of music and people is instantly evident.

 

February 16

Buddy MacDonald

Buddy MacDonald, from the North Shore of Cape Breton, has been a singer/songwriter and entertainer for over thirty years.  Over the years he has travelled and entertained audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, performing as a solo act and in different combinations with other musicians from Cape Breton including Natalie MacMaster, Howie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, Dave MacIsaac, and John Allan Cameron among many others. Since Celtic Colours began in 1997, Buddy has been the host of the late night Festival Club, and he has performed all over the Island with musicians from all over the world, including Scotland's Dougie MacLean and Archie Fisher, Ireland's Tommy Makem and Michael Black, and a host of others. Buddy's songs have been performed and recorded by artists throughout the country. Buddy continues to tour. Whether in a small country hall, pub, festival or concert theatre, his love of writing, singing and entertaining comes across to bridge the gap between performer and listener.

 

February 23

Michael Lloyd

Sydney Mines songwriter and guitarist Michael Lloyd Mombourquette is one of the young guns on the Cape Breton music scene.  A blistering guitar player and powerful songwriter, Michael is the face of new country music on the island.  He performed in the Tribute to Merle Haggard earlier this year at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.

 

March 2

Jason MacDonald

Jason is an award-winning Cape Breton singer and songwriter from Gabarus Lake, CB.  Jason draws on his experience as a lobster fisherman, tree farmer and carpenter to craft the songs that have populated his 3 recordings. Jason is another crowd favorite!

 

March 9

Cyril MacPhee

Growing up outside of St. Peter’s in a musical family, Cyril MacPhee was immersed in Cape Breton ceilidhs and heavily influenced by his father’s Scottish and Irish fiddling, country and bluegrass music, and folk singers like Stan Rogers. His varied musical influences—from the Beatles to Harry Hibbs—shows in his songwriting and musical style, a truly unique blend of folk, country and Celtic music. Over the past 20 years, Cyril has performed for audiences throughout Canada, the US and in Scotland and Ireland and shared the stage with artists such as The Rankins, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Guthro, Ashley MacIsaac, Gordie Sampson, J.P. Cormier, Buddy MacDonald, Dave Gunning to name a few. Cyril has released five albums, three with the popular power-folk group Brakin' Tradition and two as a solo artist.

 

March 16

Dylan Menzie (To Be Confirmed)

With his compelling, sprawling vocal range, a striking mix of familiar yet sophisticated musical lines, and adept guitar skills, Dylan Menzie is quickly becoming one of Prince Edward Island's prime exports. The singer-songwriter has been heralded as "the next big voice in Canadian music" (CBC). Hailing from Belle River, PEI, Dylan Menzie has been compared to Joel Plaskett, Fleet Foxes and The Lumineers. 

 

March 23

Buddy MacDonald

Buddy MacDonald, from the North Shore of Cape Breton, has been a singer/songwriter and entertainer for over thirty years.  Over the years he has travelled and entertained audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, performing as a solo act and in different combinations with other musicians from Cape Breton including Natalie MacMaster, Howie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, Dave MacIsaac, and John Allan Cameron among many others. Since Celtic Colours began in 1997, Buddy has been the host of the late night Festival Club, and he has performed all over the Island with musicians from all over the world, including Scotland's Dougie MacLean and Archie Fisher, Ireland's Tommy Makem and Michael Black, and a host of others. Buddy's songs have been performed and recorded by artists throughout the country. Buddy continues to tour. Whether in a small country hall, pub, festival or concert theatre, his love of writing, singing and entertaining comes across to bridge the gap between performer and listener.

 

Wine Down Wednesdays
Every Wednesday
$2.00 Corkage Fee Per Bottle

Celtic Jam Session
Every Wednesday Evening
5pm-9pm
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