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Canada’s Celtic ambassadors! For nearly three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages, both near and far, with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship.

35 years calls for a celebration!

We’re excited to celebrate 35 years with our friends at the Aulds Cove Irving Big Stop this Saturday, Aug 17! We’ll be performing at 1:45 pm and would love to see some familiar faces in the crowd. There will be lots of good old-fashioned fun to enjoy – hope to see you there!


Barras looking forward to their annual hometown concert

In a career filled with special moments, some of the biggest involves their annual hometown concerts to be held this year on Monday, August 12, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Sydney Mines…. the band prepares for the Sydney Mines show, rehearsing special tunes from their extensive catalogue. There are some tunes that only get played here but the extra work getting them ready is worth it. “It’s always been great to play our hometown – for us, it’s a labour of love.”

2019 winners of the prestigious Fans Choice Entertainer of the year Award at ECMAs

CHARLOTTETOWN – Long-time Cape Breton favourites The Barra MacNeils proved they’re Atlantic Canadian favourites as well when they received the prestigious Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year Award at this year’s East Coast Music Awards Show on Thursday night in Charlottetown.
The remaining 2019 East Coast Music Awards, including the Industry Awards, will be handed out on Sunday, May 5 as part of the East Coast Music and Industry Awards celebration taking place in the Confederation Ballroom at Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward at 7:30 pm. The evening features performances by Paper Lions, Rose Cousins, Old Man Luedecke, and Postdata.