Canadian Celtic musical group the Barra MacNeils will be bringing their popular Christmas concert to Port Alberni this Friday, Nov. 18.
As a group, the six MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live acts in Celtic music. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in East Coast music, culture and history.
Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal, some of which have reached the Gold record status in Canada.
The Barra MacNeils concert experience brings so much more to the stage than most live acts ever can, including multiple lead vocalists, sibling harmonies, top drawer instrumental prowess in a wide variety of acoustic, string, percussion, and wind instruments, dancing, story telling, Gaelic songs and a journey through an ancient culture.
Steeped in Cape Breton tradition with strong Celtic roots and musical artistry.
They were nominated for PEI’s Fan’s Choice Award for entertainers of the year for 2014 and continue to perform to sold out audiences throughout Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom.
The Barra MacNeils’ one-hour Christmas television special, filmed a number of years ago, continues to be broadcast on Country Music Television and on PBS in the United States.
This week, the Barra MacNeils bring that popular Christmas show to fans in Port Alberni. One of the most beloved Christmas concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils’ Christmas shows always feature a highly entertaining blend of seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories.
Fans can look forward to all the classic favourites and many other tunes of the season, dance, comedy and memories that will extend beyond the season and last a lifetime.
The Barra MacNeils will take to the stage at the Alberni District Secondary School theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $42.50 at the door.
Tickets are available at Echo Centre.