We Are [a multicultural] Island

“Will it hurt your Celtic Colours,” asks Sydney-born slide-guitarist John Campbelljohn, with more than a hint of sourness, “If I paint them blue sometimes?”

Rev. Greg MacLeod has long argued that the genre we think of as Cape Breton music is not simply warmed over Celtic, but an amalgam of styles rooted in Scotland but also reflecting the Central European, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and Jewish immigrants who flocked here in the early 20th Century, when the opening of the steel plant triggered a coal mining boom.

Here’s the latest entry in the Not-Just-Celtic roster, courtesy of a three young Capers, Kyle Mischiek, Trax Cordero, and Taylor Burton (who haven’t a Mc or a Mac to their names):

H/T: Andy Weissman