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New Year’s Eve Scottish Style!

image1Hogman-eh! with The Barra MacNeils!  Join Master of Ceremonies Bill Welychka as The Scottish Society of Ottawa hosts its fifth annual “Hogman-eh!” – New Year’s Eve Scottish Style! in the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario. It’s free! Doors open
at 5 p.m. Ring in the New Year twice. The first time is at 7 p.m. (midnight in Scotland) when the “Kids Zone” festivities reach their peak with a piper led march of the kids to the main stage balloon drop. Then either get the kiddies to bed, or carry on with live music, and visit our Marketplace vendors for food, drink and whisky tasting throughout the event until AULD LANG SYNE ends the set by The Barra MacNeils at midnight, and then we all go outside for fireworks to end the evening and welcome the New Year with a bang! Free face painting! Jugglers, light spinners, a magician, great music, bagpipes and more! for more info. Limited VIP Experience Tickets for sale with special meet-and greet pass to meet the artists.


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


So what can fans in Brockville expect from Sunday’s performance? A little of everything, he says.

“The show features a lot of Lucy’s big, big ballads that a lot of people have come to expect each year,” as well as plenty of energetic audience and family favorites, he said. “There’s a lot of really upbeat traditional Cape Breton sounds…and there’s always a good dose of story and some dance.”

With the days growing shorter and darker through the month, Stewart says he hopes the show “brings a bit of light to the season.”

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.