The Barra MacNEILS An East Coast Christmas


An East Coast Christmas

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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 describe them as “a treasure of the East Coast, rich with tradition and unmatched in ensemble performance”; and the Globe & Mail to name the recording on which this tour is based “one of the best five Christmas albums of all time!”

Here is a link to their Christmas Songs:

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!


Reserved seating tickets for The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas are $57.50 (HST and local facility charges included), and are available from the box offices listed below. Showtime is 7:30pm. For more info, pics & music clips, visit or


Tour Schedule:

Nov. 28 – Brantford Sanderson Centre – Box Office: 519 758-8090

Nov. 29 – St. Catharines Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – Box Office: 905 688-0722

Nov. 30 – Chatham Capitol Theatre – Box Office: 519 354-8338

Dec. 1 – London Centennial Hall – Box Office: 519 672-1967

Dec. 2 – Sarnia Imperial Theatre – Box Office: 519 344-7469

Dec. 3 – Owen Sound Roxy Theatre – Box Office: 519 371-2833

Dec. 5 – Orillia Opera House – Box Office: 705 326-8011

Dec. 6 – Milton FirstOntario Arts Centre, Mattamy Theatre- Box Office: 905 878-6000

Dec. 8 – Lindsay Academy Theatre – Box Office: 705 324-9111

Dec. 9 – Guelph River Run Centre – Main Stage – Box Office: 519 763-3000

Dec. 10 – Belleville Empire Theatre – Box Office: 613-969-0099

Dec. 11 – Cornwall Aultsville Theatre – Civic Complex Box Office: 613 938-9400

Dec. 12- Ottawa NAC, Babs Asper Theatre – Box Office: 888 991-2787

Dec. 13 – Kingston Grand Theatre – Box Office: 613 530-2050

Dec. 14 – Oshawa Regent Theatre – Box Office: 905 721-3399 Ext. 2