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The Men Of The DeepsL Christmas in the Mine
The Men Of The DeepsL Christmas in the Mine

05. The Men of the Deeps: Christmas in the Mine

Friday, November 24, 2023 | Showtime: 7:30 PM

This upcoming holiday season, North America’s only coal miners chorus is preparing to take audiences on a journey like no other, touring their much-loved Christmas album, Christmas in the Mine.


A Christmas in the Mine live performance treats you to some of your favourite holiday tunes, sung in jolly miner style, of course! Sprinkling in a story or two and some jokes for good measure, the choir aims to take show-goers underground, to share the experience of celebrating Christmas in a real Cape Breton coal mine, with real Cape Breton coal miners. Joining the world-famous group, as they deliver their unique brand of holiday cheer, will be one of today's finest proponents of Cape Breton fiddle: the incomparable Colin Grant. Colin takes centre stage to feature his traditional, yet original, hard-drivin’ tunes and energetic style.



...the most amazing concert I have ever been to!” - Sandra M., Guysborough, N.S.

The men sing with so much passion, making every concert a heartfelt night of song and stories that is so enjoyable!” - Jean & Dennis M., Sydney

Just bought and listened to “Christmas in the Mine” for the first time, it is Fantastic! Thank-you.” - Daniel P. , Wainfleet, Ontario

I have never been to a concert when I was made to feel like it wasn’t a concert. It WAS a Cape Breton kitchen party!! Thanks for the trip down home! - Deb W., Chatham, Ontario

I was sitting in the balcony of the theatre with my aunt. We were singing, dancing, I laughed, I cried...I have recommended this show to people and I will most definitely see it again! - Valerie L., North Bay, Ontario


For over fifty years, Cape Breton's own Men of the Deeps (MOTD) choir have been travelling the world as Canadian Ambassadors, singing and storytelling their way into audiences' hearts. The group have spent the past five decades delivering emotional performances, on large and small stages; giving us a sense of what life was like as a miner in a mining town. They preserve some of our rich Cape Breton folklore while touring throughout Canada and most of the United States, China and Kosovo. They have been to the Northwest Territories and as far south as Arizona, Alabama, Florida and the Appalachian coal mining communities of Kentucky, Virginia and Pennsylvania. They have even performed in Las Vegas.

Today, the Men of the Deeps are so much more than just a singing group; they are a social institution. The camaraderie amongst the members carries over to their audiences, pulling show-goers to their feet, time and time again. Clad in mining coveralls and hard hats, they make an impressive impact when they enter a concert hall in total darkness with only the lamps on their helmets for light.



Tickets are available at the City of Cornwall Box office locations or by calling 613-938-9400

  • Cornwall Aquatic Centre - 100 Water Street East, Cornwall (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Benson Centre - 800 Seventh Street West, Cornwall (Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.)

*Tickets purchased at the City of Cornwall Box Office locations are subject to a $1.50 per ticket facility fee

Aultsville Theatre Box Office 1 hour before show time (subject to availability)