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An East Coast Christmas is coming to Cornwall

Capture d’écran 2015-11-30 à 17.47.05CORNWALL, Ontario – The Barra MacNeils will take centre stage at Aultsville Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 12.

The Cape Breton family band’s ‘An East Coast Christmas’ concert mixes traditional and Celtic seasonal fare, extraordinary musicianship, hauntingly beautiful Gaelic ballads, storytelling, and a flurry of foot-stomping instrumentals.

“It’s hard to believe we’ve been touring Christmas shows for 15 years – it really is a fan-favourite,” said Stewart MacNeil in a telephone interview with Seaway News. “The material comes mainly from three holiday albums we’ve released – every year we mix it up to keep it fresh.”

Fans can also look forward to festive classics, such as: Oh Holy Night, Ave Maria, A Christmas in Killarney, and Auld Lang Syne.

The five MacNeil siblings – including Lucy, Boyd, Kyle, and Sheumas – combine on a vast array of instruments: accordian, guitar, piano, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, tin whistles, bouzouki, and flute – all underpinned by the nimble-fingered Jamie Gatti on bass.

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