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On The Bright Side at Orillia Opera House

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.

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Crash postpones Orillia show – rescheduled for June 6th

The outage has forced the postponement of tonight’s scheduled Barra MacNeils show at the Opera House. It has been rescheduled for June 6th.

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Barra MacNeils to bring Celtic sounds to Pembroke

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. cip@postmedia.com

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The Barra MacNeils are step dancing their way to Cornwall

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.

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The Barra MacNeils return to the Academy Theatre for Performing Arts stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25.

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.

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Barra MacNeils return to Cornwall’s Aultsville Theatre on May 28

Celtic and Gaelic music fans have something to look forward to this month, because The Barra MacNeils are returning to Cornwall for the first time in years to play at the Aultsville Theatre on May 28.

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An early Christmas present: Barra MacNeils to bring East Coast sounds to Orillia May 31

No, they’re not half a year early. Orillians who are used to seeing the Barra MacNeils perform their Christmas concert at the Opera House are in for a spring surprise. The Nova Scotia band of siblings will be at the downtown venue May 31.

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Sydney Mines group has new release

Canada’s Celtic ambassadors and Sydney Mines best-known musicians will be on the road this spring promoting their latest album. For nearly three decades, the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages. In May, they will release, “On The Bright Side,” their latest album which will feature a selection of upbeat tunes that include some fiddle tunes, a heart-wrenching Gaelic ditty and the single, “Living The Dream.”

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On The Bright Side – new album, new tour!

The Barra MacNeils are touring this spring 2018 in support of their latest release On The Bright Side; an exquisite collection of everything their fans love. It’s an upbeat album, with fiddle tunes that you know will erupt into a flurry of step-dancing on stage. Reserved seating tickets for The Barra MacNeils – On The Bright Side are $57.50 (tax and facility fees included, additional on line or phone order surcharges may apply), go on sale Friday, March 9th. 

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