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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.

The Way Old Friends Do – an isolation tribute

Since we are still in isolation from each other we came together online to create this tribute for all the victims and their families. We are reaching out as a family at this time of sorrow… the way old friends do. #novascotiastrong

Be part of the Barra MacNeils memorabilia contest

We’re inviting our fans to dig into their concert-goer archives to find old photos, video footage, music, stories, posters or other items from past Barra MacNeils shows that they’d be willing to share with us.

20th annual East Coast Christmas tour kicks off on November 27th

One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils East Coast Christmas celebrates 20 years of annual concert touring this year, beginning on November 27th in Parry Sound. Check the calendar to see all dates.

Acadian dance troupe La Swing du Suête part of maritime Christmas Tour

During August 2019, The Barra MacNeils performed another of what has become an annual tradition for the group; in the form of a summer theatre concert in the Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Acadian village of Cheticamp.  Among the local performers featured as guests in that concert were the dancers from La Swing du Suete.   It was from that experience that the idea of featuring the dancers as guests on all the December 2019 maritime concerts on the Barra MacNeils’ annual Christmas Tour came to light. La troupe de danse La Swing du suête, de Chéticamp au Cap-Breton, se joint au groupe The Barra MacNeils pour leurs spectacles dans les provinces maritimes lors de leur tournée de Noël Maritime 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour.

Win a trip to Cape Breton for Celtic Colours 2020

Win a seven-day trip for two to Cape Breton Island for the 2020 Celtic Colours International Festival. Your trip will include: Airfare to Nova Scotia from anywhere Air Canada or WestJet fly in North America 7 nights’ accommodation Ticket to 5 Celtic Colours performances 7-day vehicle rental Enter today at