Tag Archives: John Gillies

Celtic Colours at the Museum 2016

On Tuesday, October 11th, the Chestico Museum hosted a Celtic Tales & Colourful Yarns storytelling session at the museum. The event was part of Celtic Colours Cultural Experiences series. We were thrilled to welcome a large crowd – including some locals as well as guests from across Canada, the United States and even a group from Scotland. This year our… (more…)

Celtic Colours 2016 Storytelling

In conjunction with Celtic Colours , the Chestico Museum will host a Celtic Tales & Colourful Yarns Storytelling Session on Tuesday, October 11th from 2:00 until 3:30 PM. Our storytellers will be John Gillies, Isaac MacEachen and Rachel Scarano. They will share many lighthearted and colourful tales about local people from the past. Although not “famous” as such, these individuals were… (more…)

Celtic Colours at the Museum 2012

On Tuesday, October 9th, the Chestico Museum hosted Storytelling and Afternoon Tea at the museum. The event was part of Celtic Colours Cultural Experiences series. This year our theme was stories from our local fishing communities and we had five incredibly talented storytellers: Barbara Cameron Gilllis grew up onPort Hood Island and is the daughter of a fisherman. Susan Mallette… (more…)

Celtic Colours at the Museum 2011

On Tuesday, October 11th, the Chestico Museum hosted Storytelling and Afternoon Tea at the museum.  The event was part of Celtic Colours Cultural Experiences series. John Gillies was our master of ceremonies for the afternoon and as usual did a fantastic job! Our first storyteller was Eileen MacDonald who came to Port Hood as an English War Bride following World… (more…)

Celtic Colours at the Museum

On Tuesday, October 12th the Chestico Museum hosted Storytelling and Afternoon Tea at the museum.  The event was part of Celtic Colours Cultural Experiences series. We were very fortunate to have three very talented local storytellers on hand for the afternoon. First up was well known Cape Breton stepdancer, Mary Janet MacDonald who movingly told the story of “Momma” –… (more…)