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The Barra MacNeils CD Release

June 23, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$45 – $50
The Barra MacNeils are touring this Spring in support of their latest release, “On The Bright Side,” an awesome 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. When Lucy sings the heart-wrenching Ribhinn Donn, whether or not you ‘have the Gaelic,’ be sure to have a tissue handy. You’ll need it! The recording and shows will also feature the first single from the release, the instantly catchy:  Living the Dream.

The distinctive family harmonies; an array of rhythmic instruments weaving through and around various themes – some decidedly classical but then, suddenly, very traditional Cape Breton; the lads singing a cappella; a thoughtful solo gradually merging into a frenzied all-hands-on-deck medley… it exudes the passion and energy familiar to anyone who has ever experienced The Barra MacNeils stage show.

As always, the five MacNeil siblings – Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, Kyle and Sheumas – combine on a vast array of instruments including accordion, guitar, piano, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, tin whistles, bouzouki, flute… underpinned by the nimble-fingered Jamie Gatti on bass.

Don’t miss On The Bright Side from The Barra MacNeils!


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.

DOWNLOAD the Single “Living the Dream” HERE (broadcast quality WAV file)
STREAM “Living the Dream” via Spotify HERE
Track Details – The Barra MacNeils
Track: “Living the Dream”
Written by: Stewart MacNeil
Produced by: The Barra MacNeils with Jamie Foulds
Label: Barra Music
Publisher:  Barra Music Co Ltd
ISRC: CABJ91700001
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Album: The Bright Side (May 2018)
Composed by: The Barra MacNeils



June 23, 2018
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$45 – $50
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