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Event Archive - "Celtic Christmas Concert": Barra MacNeils

Sat. November 25th 2006 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
8pm - 10:30pm doors at 7pm
$23 Adv. / $25 Door
Barra MacNeils - Christmas Concert
Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora St. (Conservatory of Music)
Doors 7pm - Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $23 Advance / $25 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 250-382-8422 or the High Tide Box Office online at or charge by phone 250-478-1888

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The Barra MacNeils are one of Canada's premier Celtic groups from Sydney Mines, Nova
Scotia. 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. Their much-anticipated
new CD All At Once features the addition of siblings, Boyd and Ryan MacNeil, delivering an
exhilarating and rejuvenated sound.

Multi-award winners, the Barra MacNeils have released eight recordings including, 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.

Canada's Celtic ambassadors, the Barra MacNeils continue to perform to sold out
audiences throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom.
From headlining major festivals, concerts, special guest appearances (Rita MacNeils CTV
Christmas Special, performing with The Chieftains) television specials, film and television
placement (Men with Brooms Soundtrack; Racket In The Attic) and their annual Christmas
tour, they have set the course with a solid foundation for success. The Barra MacNeils
one-hour Christmas Television Special (2000) continues to be broadcast on Country Music
Television (CMT) and on the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) network in the United

The Barra MacNeils will continue to do what they love to do best, and that is playing their
music for the fans. This incredibly talented family group will tour Canada, the US and
Europe to spread their distinctive brand of Celtic flavour around the world.


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Barra MacNeils

Kyle MacNeil: vocals, backing vocals, guitar, violin Lucy MacNeil: vocals, backing vocals, bodhran, Celtic harp Sheumas MacNeil: backing vocals, keyboards, piano Stewart MacNeil: vocals, backing vocals, accordion, tin whistle There is something refreshing about a band that can stare in the face of "flavour of the moment" pop music, smile disa... more info
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