The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas
*NOTE* Presale starts October 20 at 5pm. Use the code CELTIC.
The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas is a musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses and the general festive frolic that accompanies each holiday season. With their captivating vocals, distinctive harmonies and extraordinary musicianship, The Barra MacNeils inject new life and energy into the sights and sounds of Christmas, prompting the Globe & Mail to name the recording on which this tour is based “one of the best five Christmas albums of all time!”
The five MacNeil siblings – Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, Kyle and Sheumas – combine on a vast array of instruments including accordian, guitar, piano, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, tin whistles, bouzouki, flute … all underpinned by the nimble-fingered Jamie Gatti on bass. The result is a sound that is unmistakably The Barra MacNeils, one moment a rousing chorus, then a hauntingly beautiful Gaelic ballad, the next a flurry of foot-stomping instrumentals, which of course pulls one then another into a step-dancing revelry.
Reserved seating tickets for The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas are $60.00 (HST and local facility charges included), go on sale Friday, October 22nd, and are available online and at the box office. Showtime is 7:30pm. For more info, pics & music clips, visit www.shantero.com or www.barramacneils.com