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First published on April 13th 2017

Since 1966 Cape Breton’s Men of the Deeps has been a renowned choir of working and retired coal miners. The musical repertoire of the Men of the Deeps is gathered from mining communities around the world. Many of the group’s songs are “home grown” – composed by contemporary Cape Breton bards, or traditional songs which trace their roots to their Celtic fore bearers in the old country. To belong to the singing group a man must have worked in the mine. The ages of the men range from the mid-thirties to the upper-seventies, about one-quarter of which have been with the group since it was organized in 1966. A special sense of authenticity is given to the group by the presence of several retired coal miners. Their songs of hard work and dedication have been shared with appreciative audiences world wide for the past fifty years.

On Sunday, April 23rd, these men will share their music and stories once again in Guysborough at Chedabucto Place Performance Centre in a not-to-be-missed concert presentation on Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 PM. This is their THIRD visit to Guysborough, and the men enjoy performing for the great audiences that they have experienced here.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by contacting the Performance Centre (902-533-2015) . This concert is supported by “101.5 – The Hawk” and Catalyst Consulting Engineers.


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