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Mabou Ceilidh celebrates its 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th with big outdoor concert

-by K.C. Beaton


    In the monologue that begins The Mull River Shuffle, Jimmy Rankin lays down the essential elements for a dandy ceilidh: good friends, good stories, a wee bite, a strong cup of tea, a libation or two…, unrestrained merriment, and lots of good music.
    The most memorable ceilidhs run from dusk until dawn, carrying on to dusk into dawn at least once or twice more.
    From July 21st to the 23rd the community of Mabou celebrates Canada's 150th with a weekend long birthday bash. The Mabou Ceilidh began in 1967 as a centennial event. At 50, this event is going to prove that the finest things in life only improve with age.

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