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Occurs on Tuesday December 27 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

Event Notes


Sociable Entertainment & The Highland Arts Theatre Presents A Cape Breton Folk Christmas with Hauler

with Special Guests Factory Girls featuring Jessie MacKay

Tuesday, December 27th 2022

Doors Open: 7:00pm - Showtime: 7:30pm Tickets: $30.00 plus tax

Event Notes:

Hauler, Seamlessly blending and bending roots, rock, and traditional Cape Breton Celtic music together into a hearty homemade soup that can dynamically have you hanging off every lyric ā€“ or knock you flat on your arse ā€“ Cape Bretonā€™s contemporary Celtic trio Hauler has been simmering on the stove and are now ready to serve themselves up with the release of their upcoming debut album. Familiar faces from saltwater funk trio Slowcoaster Steve MacDougall and Mike Lelievre have been sharing stages since long before they had any to play on, bringing hard-hitting pop-rock to the masses between Cheticamp and China for almost 20 years, and this represents a timely and natural return to their acoustic roots. Teaming up with fiddler Colin Grant, Instrumental Artist of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards and a versatile musician who bounces between genres like a token fiddler should, the trio weaves traditional Irish and Scottish ballads, indie folk originals, and traditional and contemporary tune instrumentals with a modern acoustic approach that proves Cape Breton music can reassuringly re-invent itself.

Factory Girls is an Appalachian folk duo that brings the warmth of a vocal firelight with songs to soothe and disturb.Hailing from industrial Cape Breton, Stef Nicholson & Jessie MacKay now call Halifax home. Drawing from their Cape Breton Celtic and blue collar influences, they found a great appreciation for the darker side of Appalachian and Americana folk music with the same eerie, Celtic roots.


COVID-19 Protocols will be in place as per NS Public Health Guidelines at the time. Please note: we are currently selling at full capacity, however we may have to redistribute seating to allow for physical distancing if deemed necessary by NS Public Health. Assuming the continuation of current protocols, the performance will be open to full capacity with no physical distancing.

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