Music has always played an important part in the lives of the Islanders. In the past, when the archipelago was isolated for long periods during the winter, neighbours got together to dance and sing to the music of the local fiddler. Every single house had a guitar, a violin or a piano. It is not too surprising, then, to see that the Madelinots have an inborn talent for music, song and theatre.
During the summer, the cultural calendar is packed with dozens and dozens of shows featuring local as well as Quebecois and international artists. Cultural events are a fine forum for artistic creations : storytelling, circus, violin, improvisational theatre. There are countless people with theatrical talent in the Îles de la Madeleine, and their creations make this unique cultural destination even more attractive and fascinating.
Now entirely on the Web, Arrimage's Cultural Calendar offers a view of different events taking place on the archipelago. Take a look at it to plan your cultural evenings for the week, the year or simply during your stay!