The Barra MacNeils at home
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…the new album has kicked off a string of live dates the last few months, partying it up in Toronto this week. Having caught one lately, I can report they’re kicking up a storm. What has always set the group apart has been the flexibility of the family, each member able to bring something different to the table.
Iconic Cape Breton band/family The Barra MacNeils have graced the ears of the East Coast once again with their newest album On The Bright Side. The ten-track recording is packed with everything an islander loves; an abundance of the fiddle, a jig here and there, and even Cape Breton staples like a full Gaelic track are present in The Barra MacNeil’s latest. The Celtic music powerhouses are no strangers to success, and On The Bright Side is bound to be a pleasing return for listeners old and new.
The Barra MacNeils are beloved for the rollicking blend of fiddle-driven tunes they deliver with cheerful abandon and a foot-stomping beat. While the band’s latest release, titled On The Bright Side, would appear equally sunny in its outlook, there is a dose of something deeper, and slightly darker, in some of these grooves…
All of it is delivered on a bed of instruments that range from piano, accordion and guitar to fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, bouzouki and flute.
MacNeil said that they are eager to revisit with fans both new and old as they travel across Ontario and make a stop at Pembroke’s Festival Hall on May 27. For those who have yet to experience a live Barra MacNeil’s performance, MacNeil said that they there will be a nice mixture of beautiful vocal harmonies, step dancing and a multitude of instruments on stage. or tickets to The Barra Macneils on May 27 at Festival Hall, visit festhall.ca or call 613-735-2182. firstname.lastname@example.org
The celtic Canadian group The Barra MacNeils are coming to the Cornwall Aultsville Theatre on May 28, performing songs from their newest album On The Bright Side.
The new album will contain some songs in Gaelic, some traditional music and some newer, more upbeat songs. Stewart wrote some of the songs himself and he believes that his sister Lucy’s vocals have never sounded better. Stewart is grateful for having the opportunity to perform with his siblings for over 30 years.
The Barra MacNeils are getting back to their roots.
Armed with a brand new CD showcasing, an exquisite collection of everything their fans love, The Barra MacNeils return to the Academy Theatre for Performing Arts stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25.