Canada’s Celtic ambassadors! For nearly three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages, both near and far, with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship.
The five MacNeil siblings—Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, Kyle and Sheumas—combine a vast array of instruments including accordion, guitar, piano, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, tin whistles, flute, and voices—all underpinned by the nimble-fingered Jamie Gatti on bass. The result is unmistakably the Barra MacNeils: one moment a rousing chorus, then a hauntingly beautiful Gaelic ballad, the next a flurry of foot-stomping tunes that turns into step-dancing revelry.
Don’t miss the magic to get you into the festive mood we all love to feel.
The Barra MacNeils’ East Coast Christmas is a perfect ringing in of the season!