This activity will not be offered in 2020. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

While weaving is no longer widespread on the Island, the tradition of the milling frolic continues as an active part of Cape Breton culture.

Join Gaelic singers Geoffrey May and Rebecca-Lynne MacDonald as they introduce you to Gaelic language, culture and history through Gaelic song. Learn the history behind the milling frolic, its role as a social gathering among members of early settlements, and its necessity for treating hand-woven wool. Join in the milling demonstration while Geoffrey and Rebecca-Lynne teach you the choruses to songs—and then be amused by the translations of the lyrics you’re singing.

July 5 to August 30
8:00 p.m.

1 hour

$5 per person; children under 12 free

There is no age restriction for this program, and no limit to the number of participants. While the program is intended for campers, non-camping park visitors are also welcome. The program is presented in English and Gaelic.

Meet at the Chéticamp Visitor Centre.