Halifax Celtic Festival, Sept. 16
Featuring Sheumas, Kyle and Stewart of The Barra MacNeils. FREE Admission.
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Tickets at the Centre 200 Box Office 11 am – 6 pm Monday through Friday or at http://tickets.capebreton.ca $45
For audiences coming to see the Barra MacNeils for the first time don’t expect to see them play the same instruments every song. These are musicians known for their mastery of a variety of instruments including accordion, tin whistle, flute, bouzouki, guitar, keyboards, piano, bodhran, banjo, percussion, fiddle, Celtic harp and mandolin. And to round it off, they sing and do a bit of step dancing.
Read the whole article: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/7345898-celtic-group-returns-to-perform-with-the-kitchener-waterloo-symphony/
The Barra MacNeils are about to launch into a very busy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Since cloning is not yet a viable option, everyone involved had to get creative to make major overlapping symphony concerts work.
Lucy MacNeil is lending her stellar vocal talents to Symphony Nova Scotia’s “Flying On Your Own: A Tribute to Rita MacNeil” at Halifax’s Rebecca Cohn Auditorium for two shows, March 18, at 7:30PM and March 19, at 2PM.
Lucy’s brothers, and the balance of the Barra MacNeils: Kyle, Stewart, Sheumas and Boyd (including bassist Jamie Gatti) are all spending an evening in concert with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Ashley MacIssac on March 17 at 8PM.
After a sold-out 2014 tribute that one audience member called “simply wonderful,” Symphony Nova Scotia once again pays homage to Cape Breton’s Queen of Song. Join our orchestra and long-time Rita collaborators Scott Macmillan, the Men of the Deeps, Lucy MacNeil of the Barra MacNeils, and Rita’s niece Katriona MacNeil for an encore performance of Rita’s most loved music. Highlights include We Rise Again, Flying on Your Own, The Ballad of Springhill, Working Man, Home I’ll Be, and many more.