Celtic Music Digital Archives

Welcome to the Celtic Music Digital Archives

The Beaton Institute has served as the regional archives for Cape Breton Island for the past 60 years and the archival holdings reflects the depth of the Gaelic culture in Cape Breton, with particular focus on the Celtic music tradition. Manuscript groups and collections, rare books and limited publications, tune books, photographs, audio discs, audio tape, film, and video recordings map the music, language, and cultural traditions of Cape Breton Gaels from the nineteenth century to the present. This website features a small sampling of the total archival records in our Gaelic culture and Celtic Music holdings; we will be adding archival descriptions and digital content on a regular basis.

This project was supported by the Centre for Cape Breton Studies at Cape Breton University and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

To browse through all of our Celtic Music records online, click here.

Browse by archival record type:

Sound and Moving Images

Books and Rare Books, Dissertations, and Limited Publications

Manuscript Groups and Collections

Miscellaneous: Reports, Scrapbooks, Clippings, Microfilm

Photographs, Photographic Negatives, and Slides