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The Barra MacNeil’s national Christmas tour makes its way from coast to coast again this year, starting on Vancouver Island (BC) November 20th, followed by a long string of additional concert dates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia; finishing up in Glace Bay (NS) at the Savoy Theatre on Saturday, December 23.
An East Coast Christmas with the Barra MacNeils, features the five Sydney Mines musical siblings with a new show full of seasonal favourites, original tunes, songs, stories and dance – all with their unique Celtic spin. A family tradition for many, the show is a perfect way to celebrate the musical magic that the holidays can bring.
One of the highlights of the tour will be a special return to Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto on Dec. 21st as well as the now annual tradition of multiple dates at The Rebecca Cohn in Halifax, NS. The multi-award-winning group is currently working on a new album – due for release in the spring. The release entitled On the Bright Side will feature new recordings of both original and traditional music with the first single out in early December just in time for their tour. A limited release 3-song sampler will be available ONLY at their live shows on the Christmas tour.
The Barra MacNeils are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Their live performance offers a depth of talent that includes multiple lead vocalists, beautiful sibling harmonies, top-drawer instrumental talent on a wide variety of acoustic, stringed, percussion and wind instruments blended with dancing, storytelling, humour and Gaelic songs. It is family entertainment at the highest level.