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Let’s bring a bit of light to the season! Final Ontario stop in Brockville

Barra MacNeils bring their East Coast Christmas concert to Brockville Dec. 11


St. Lawrence News By Ryland Coyne

Take a step back to a simpler time. For one night at least, ease back on that hectic pace and enjoy the traditions of Christmases past with the Barra MacNeils, live in concert at the Brockville Arts Centre Sunday, Dec. 11.
The final Ontario stop on their cross-country tour, appropriately entitled The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas, promises a memorable performance for all members of the family.
“It’s been 17 years,” said Stewart MacNeil when asked how long he and siblings Lucy, Boyd, Kyle and Sheumas have been sharing their talents with fans by touring at this special time of year. “I couldn’t believe it myself.”
These icons of Canadian music have made a name for themselves around the world with their incredible harmonies and remarkable musicianship. From poignant Gaelic ballads to rousing instrumentals, original works to traditional favorites that harken back to the family’s roots in the Hebrides, the Cape Breton-based group has cultivated a wide following since releasing their first album back in 1986.

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Final Stop in Nova Scotia for the national Christmas tour


The Barra MacNeils will be finishing-up their legendary cross-country Christmas tour at home in Nova Scotia. Tour dates include two shows at the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay on December 18, and the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax on December 19 and 20. Celebrating over 30 years of music, the five siblings inject new life and energy into the sights and sounds of the holidays with Christmas in Concert with the Barra MacNeils – showcasing their unique stamp on family favourites and fresh new songs for the season.

Best way to kick off the holiday season at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria


…”CeltFest Vancouver Island is excited to announce that they will resume the world’s greatest live acts in the Celtic world this season, beginning with The Barra MacNeils… Appearing with the Barras in
Victoria’s historic McPherson Playhouse will be master piper, René Cusson, a dynamic dance troupe of Highland and step dancers, and notable Celtic youth performers – bringing together multiple genera- tions in the Celtic community to share the traditions in the participa- tory manner CeltFest is famous for.”