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Host Simeon Rusnak caught up with Lucy MacNeil on the road with their annual East Coast Christmas tour. Hear the interview in the 5 o'clock hour.

 

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, dance 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.