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Cape Breton Post – Barra MacNeils celebrating 30 years of music with special concert

cape-breton-post-photoElizabeth Patterson – July 20, 2016

SYDNEY MINES — When the Barra MacNeils perform at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church here on Aug. 3, it will be a major milestone for the award-winning band.

The Barra MacNeils will perform in their hometown of Sydney Mines on Aug. 3 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church celebrating 30 years of music. Shown from left are Stewart, Boyd, Lucy, Kyle and Sheumas MacNeil.

“It’s really good to be back doing a show where it all began, in Sydney Mines,” said Stewart MacNeil, who sings and plays accordion, tin whistle, flute, bouzouki and guitar with the group. “It’s special because it’s 30 years since we released our very first album.”

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