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September 21, 2022

Warming up for the 2022 East Coast Christmas tour!

After two years of off-and-on, the Barra MacNeils are thrilled to be back to entertain fans with their popular yuletide celebration. One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the East Coast Christmas features a highly entertaining mix of traditional seasonal fare along with entertaining stories and dance, lush harmonies and dynamic instrumental stylings. This unique show is crafted to bring a Celtic spin to traditional favourites and original musical treasures.

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September 13, 2022

A hot review of a chilly evening from Saltwire of the Barra-MacNeils at Acoustic Roots Festival

The chill in Saturday night’s air didn’t stop Leijsa Wilton from enjoying The Barra MacNeil’s headlining set at this weekend’s Acoustic Roots Festival. Saltwire reviews this special evening.

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May 17, 2022

The warm weather is here and summer concerts are on!

We’re back! After two long years of waiting out pandemic health measures, we are thrilled to be back on stage and seeing you once again for some great summer concerts, beginning with the Greater Moncton Highland Games on June 18th, a visit to the Glenaladale Festival in P.E.I. on June 25th and The Markland in Dingwall on July 18th. We look forward to being you with you live, in person! Bookmark our calendar to see new dates.

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February 28, 2022

Saint Patrick’s Day concert – reserve now!

We are thrilled to announce our kickoff event of 2022. On March 17th we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Membertou Convention Center with a special guest – Mi’kmaq fiddler and 2022 ECMA nominee Morgan Toney. The show will start at 8PM and is in theatre-style seating. We encourage you to make a reservation for dinner at Kiju’s before the show and taste the delicious festive features.

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December 18, 2021

Maritime portion of the annual Christmas Tour rescheduled for 2022

Once again, the Covid-19 Grinch has upended plans for us to bring the Christmas show to the Maritimes. For the second year in a row, new capacity restrictions, in effect as of Friday, December 17th, have forced the postponement of the rest of our tour until 2022.

In most cases, if you can attend the new dates, your current tickets will still be valid and you can just hold on to your tickets until next year. Alternatively, you can contact the respective box office (click on the calendar venue link) to arrange a refund or contact us if you have a question.

While we were lucky to be able to complete the Ontario leg of our tour, we are beyond disappointed for the second year in a row to have to miss the opportunity to perform onstage with our hometown audiences.

We thank you for your support and understanding.

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November 15, 2021

It’s really happening! The 2021 Christmas Tour is (partly) on.

While the current scenario started by cooperating in time for the holidays, allowing the Christmas Tour to start rolling, changes in provincial health restrictions have forced some venues to reschedule for 2022. Check the calendar below for the latest updates for 2021 and visit the calendar link in the menu to see 2022 rescheduled dates.

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January 20, 2021

Trans Atlantic Robert Burns Day Celebration

Join us to celebrate Robert Burns Day from the comfort of your own home with a two-hour concert featuring some of the best traditional Scottish musicians from Canada, the United States and Scotland! Performers include The Barra MacNeils, The American Rogues, Les Fireflies, Ivan & Vivian Hicks, Patricia Murray, the MacKenzie Family from the Isle […]

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December 15, 2020

Encore presentation! A second Savoy Theatre live stream on December 26th

We’re doing it again! In case you missed out the first time around, we’re going to do an encore presentation on December 26th, 2020 at 6pm (AST) so you can  now enjoy great concert in your own home!

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November 27, 2020

December 12 – Savoy Theatre LIVE STREAM Concert

Our December 11-12-13 Christmas shows at the Savoy Theatre sold out in a day… however, due to new health protocols, we are forced to offer the live stream version only. Your $25 pay-per-view ticket link stays active for 24 hours meaning you can watch it live or save it for later. Read this post for full details!

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