Centennial Concert Hall: The Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas, December 4
December 4, 2018 – 7:30 pm
On sale September 12 at 10am. Tickets and more information athttps://centennialconcerthall.com/Online/article/barramacneils or by calling the box office at 204-949-3999.
Tickets (incl. GST) $29, $39, $49 & $85(VIP Meet & Greet), plus service charges. Reserved Seating / All Ages.
One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils Christmas shows always feature a highly entertaining brand of traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with their lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings. Their show has been touring nationally, as well as in America, for years to sold-out houses.
Fans can look forward to classic favourites including: Oh Holy Night, Ave Maria, A Christmas in Killarney and Auld Lang Syne, as well as some comedy, seasonal stories, music, singing, dancing and memories that will extend beyond the season and last a lifetime.
The Barra MacNeils are:
» Kyle: vocals, guitar, violin, mandolin
» Lucy: vocals, bodhran, Celtic harp, fiddle, step dancing
» Sheumas: keyboards, piano, bodhran, fiddle, bouzouki, vocals
» Stewart: vocals, accordion, tin whistle, flute, bouzouki, guitar, step dancing
» Boyd: mandolin, fiddle, guitar, banjo, percussion, step dancing
» Jamie Gatti: bass
The Barra MacNeils live concert experience brings so much more to the stage than most live acts ever can. Multiple lead vocalists, beautiful sibling harmonies, top drawer instrumental prowess on a wide variety of acoustic, stringed, percussion and wind instruments blended with dancing, storytelling, Gaelic songs and a journey through an ancient culture; it is family entertainment at its highest level.
Steeped in Cape Breton tradition with strong Celtic roots and musical artistry, this diverse and talented family group continues to wow audiences around the world with their captivating vocals, harmonies and extraordinary musicianship.
Multi-award winners, the Barra MacNeils have released no less than 17 recordings including: O Christmas Three (2013), The Celtic Colours Sessions (2012), Live in Concert with Symphony Nova Scotia (2012), In Concert (2009), In Session (2009), 20th Anniversary Collection (2007), Christmas Album II (2006), All At Once (2005), Racket In the Attic (2002), Christmas Album (1999), Until Now (1997), The Question(1995), The Traditional Album (1994), Closer to Paradise (1993 – Certified Gold in Canada), Timeframe (1990), Rock in the Stream (1989), The Barra MacNeils (1986). In 2001, they released a DVD titled Cape Breton Christmas incorporating music from their live Christmas Concert Special (as seen on television), plus a visit to Cape Breton, interviews with the Barra MacNeils home at Christmas and music videos.
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