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Seasonal cheer for Charlottetown on Dec 20

Barra MacNeils bringing their Christmas show to Charlottetown

Sally Cole (

The Barra MacNeils are bringing plenty of seasonal cheer to Charlottetown with a concert set for Thursday, Dec 20, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

“Nineteen years of a touring Christmas show and, honestly, this could be the best one yet coming up,” said Stewart MacNeil, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. “The stories we have mixed with Lucy’s vocals; her voice just gets more fantastic and could bring a tear to the most hardened person’s eye.”

With a wide selection of instruments — from bodhran, Celtic harp, fiddle and accordion to tin whistle, flute, bouzouki and guitar – MacNeil says that during their Christmas shows it is particularly interesting to see how eclectic the performance can get.

“It goes from a kitchen party to midnight mass in the span of one show,” said MacNeil. “The variety is what keeps people interested and involved, and we love how involved the audience reacts while we’re on stage. People clapping along, stomping feet and singing, that is what it is truly all about and especially if folks are coming in out of the cold during the holidays.”


Confederation Centre Box office – 902-566-1267/800-565-0278 or on-line

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