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 Halifax Daily News to call them “a treasure of the East Coast, rich with tradition and unmatched in ensemble performance”; and the Globe & Mail to call 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. For a delightful seasonal celebration, don’t miss An East Coast Christmas with the Barra MacNeils!
Who is it for?
Tickets :$57.5 +charges
How to get tickets?
Phone: 1 888 991-2787/613 947-7000 ext. 620
At the door: At box office. Monday to Saturday: 10am to 9pm Sundays & Holidays: Closed, except when a performance is scheduled, the Box Office will open 2 hours prior to curtain until 15 minutes after the curtain time of the last performance.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Babs Asper Theatre
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Public transport accessible