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The Barra MacNeils Among Recipients of 25th Anniversary ECMA Award in Halifax, NS

Cape Breton Island’s The Barra MacNeils were recipients of a special ECMA 25th Anniversary Award, presented at the gala show at Halifax’s Cunard Centre. The special award, designed to recognize artists who have been fixtures on the East Coast music scene in the 25-year history of the ECMA organization, was a pleasant surprise for the […]

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One Night In Cornwall

Our annual Christmas tour stopped in Cornwall Ontario – and a local photographer took some pictures at the event.

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TD Hogmanay Party 2012 – NYE 2012!

Barra MacNeils headlining the event playing prior to midnight Ottawa City Hall (Outside at Marion Dewar Park) Dec. 31, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free Admission The Society’s inaugural event is set for New Year’s Eve 2012 – a Hogmanay street party at Ottawa City Hall that aims to replicate the excitement of […]

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Barra MacNeils will headline the Free New Year’s Eve concert at Ottawa City Hall

The popular Cape Breton band were unveiled as participants in the TD Hogmanay show by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. The event is being organized by the newly formed Scottish Society of Ottawa and will also feature Scottish dancing, pipe bands, Scotch tasting, ice skating, ice sculptures and a fireworks after the bells usher in the […]

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2012 Barras new CD includes an impressive guest list

Dan MacDonald, The Cape Breton Post I mentioned a couple of months ago that The Barra MacNeils had another CD on the way. Recorded at Soundpark Studio during the 2011 Celtic Colours International Festival, it’s called “The Celtic Colours Sessions” and has an impressive guest list that includes local performers as well as singers and […]

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Brisk sales spur additional Christmas shows for Barra MacNeils in Halifax and Glace Bay

(Halifax, NS) – Celebrating their 25 years in the music business, Cape Breton siblings the Barra MacNeils are adding new shows to their Christmas tour. A matinee has been added at the Savoy Theatre at 3 pm on Saturday December 22 and a matinee has been added at 4 pm at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium […]

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Barra MacNeils to headline 56th annual Broad Cove concert

Cape Breton Post BROAD COVE — The Barra MacNeils will headline one of the longest-running summertime traditions in Cape Breton this weekend. The 56th annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert is set to take place Sunday with a long list of the island’s most talented fiddlers, pipers, dancers and singers set to take the stage. The […]

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CBC Canada Live July 11 concert 1: Barra MacNeils

Recorded at The World Trade & Convention Center in Halifax, NS. When it comes to getting an audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor, there are few bands better than The Barra MacNeils. This family band from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia has been touring the world for over twenty years with their […]

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