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Canada’s Celtic ambassadors!

For more than three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages, near and far, with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship.

April 8, 2024

Sea Shanty, anyone? Join us at the Fundy Sea Shanty Festival!

New Brunswickers can head to St. Martins this summer for the third annual Fundy Sea Shanty Festival. Sea shanties were work songs sung by sailors dating back to the 1400s. They were meant to keep time while pulling on ropes for the sails and to relieve the boredom of long, repetitive tasks. More than 15 solo artists and groups from across Canada will perform from August 9 to 11, such as the MacNeil Siblings from Sydney, N.S, Sean Dagher of Montreal, and Moncton’s RCMP Pipe & Drums Band.

January 25, 2024

We’ll be seeing you at the Smokey Sessions!

We look forward to seeing you at Ingonish Beach for the Smokey Sessions “Highland Echoes” on August 3. Tickets go on sale shortly, and include some purchase options that will get you access to all the great shows that are on the calendar. Select dates include free gondola rides!

December 15, 2023

Give some vinyl for Christmas!

Gift the recently-released vinyl version of the Barra MacNeils Christmas Album. This album has become a classic in many households and captures the heart of the Christmas season, in the inimitable Barra MacNeils style!

Upcoming dates

Looking forward to warmer weather after a great holiday tour!

24 Jul 2024 Private Event Halifax, NS (CA)

02 Aug 2024 Tickets Glengarry Highland Games Maxville, ON (CA) Headlining set at the end of the evening after all the day’s events!

03 Aug 2024 Tickets Cape Smokey Sessions / Highland Echoes Ingonish Beach, NS (CA)

11 Aug 2024 Tickets Fundy Sea Shanty Festival St. Martins, NB (CA)

16 Aug 2024 / 7:30pm Cape Breton Exhibition North Sydney, NS (CA) General admission to the exhibition grounds includes concert performance!

21 Aug 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets Little Church In Big Baddeck Big Baddeck, NS (CA)

29 Aug 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets DeCoste Centre Pictou, NS (CA)

18 Oct 2024 / 7:00pm Tickets Ontario Festival of Small Halls – Norwood Town Hall Norwood, ON (CA)

19 Oct 2024 / 7:00pm Tickets Ontario Festival of Small Halls Omemee, ON (CA)

20 Oct 2024 / 7:00pm Tickets Ontario Festival of Small Halls Lakehurst, ON (CA)

15 Nov-31 Dec 2024 An East Coast Christmas
2024 Christmas Tour Sydney Mines, NS (CA) Booking 2024 dates now!

16 Nov 2024 / 2:00pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Mary Winspear Centre Sidney, BC (CA) Sold Out

16 Nov 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Mary Winspear Centre Sidney, BC (CA)

17 Nov 2024 / 3:00pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Port Theatre Nanaimo, BC (CA)

18 Nov 2024 Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Abbotsford Arts Centre Abbotsford, BC (CA)

19 Nov 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
The Bailey Theatre Trail, BC (CA)

21 Nov 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Banff Centre / Jenny Belzberg Theatre Banff, AB (CA)

23 Nov 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Shell Theatre Fort Saskatchewan, AB (CA)

24 Nov 2024 / 7:30pm An East Coast Christmas
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Center Camrose, AB (CA)

28 Nov 2024 / 7:00pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
The Broadway Theatre Saskatoon, SK (CA)

30 Nov 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Estevan Arts Council Estevan, SK (CA)

06 Dec 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre Meaford, ON (CA)

07 Dec 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Hammerson Hall – The Living Arts Center Mississauga, ON (CA) Mississauga Festival Choir with the Barra MacNeils.

19 Dec 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Capitol Theatre Moncton, NB (CA)

20 Dec 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Confederation Centre of the Arts Charlottetown, PEI (CA)

21 Dec 2024 / 2:00pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Savoy Theatre Glace Bay, NS (CA) 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm shows.

21 Dec 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Savoy Theatre Glace Bay, NS (CA) 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm shows.

22 Dec 2024 / 3:00pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Dalhousie Arts Centre Halifax, NS (CA) Two shows available, 3 pm and 7:30 pm.

22 Dec 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
Dalhousie Arts Centre Halifax, NS (CA) Two shows available, 3 pm and 7:30 pm.

23 Dec 2024 / 7:30pm Tickets An East Coast Christmas
DeCoste Centre Pictou, NS (CA)