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The Barra MacNeils Announces Spring 2018 Tour Dates, Releases Single, “Living The Dream” from Their Upcoming Album, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
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.
STREAM NEW single “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
Album: The Bright Side (May 2018)
Composed by: The Barra MacNeils
About The Barra MacNeils
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!
“On the Bright Side Tour” Barra MacNeils
March 29 @ Membertou Trade & Convention Centre, Membertou, NS
7:00 pm **Kyle MacNeil only** – Kluskap Room – Membertou Classic Country Series: Tribute to the Fiddlers Past.
April 21 - 22 @ The Savoy Theatre Glace Bay, NS
7:00PM LUCY MACNEIL (ONLY). ISLAND GIRLS, Music & Comedy. BETTE MACDONALD, HEATHER RANKIN, LUCY MACNEIL AND JENN SHEPPARD. Tickets: $49.50 at the Savoy Theatre Box Office, or by calling 902.842.1577 and online.
May 3 @ Scotiabank Centre Halifax, NS
The East Coast Music Awards Show. Barra MacNeils live performance! Hosted by Jonathan Torrens!
May 23 @ The Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville, ON
May 24 @ The Imperial Theatre, Sarnia
May 25 @ The Academy Theatre, Lindsay, ON
May 27 @ Festival Hall, Pembroke, ON
May 28 @ Aultsville Theatre, Cornwall, ON
May 30 @ Empire Theatre, Belleville, ON
May 31 @ The Orillia Opera House, Orillia, ON
June 1 @ Capitol Centre, North Bay, ON
June 3 @ The Grand Theatre, London, ON
June 4 @ First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catherine’s, ON
June 5 @ Fraser Auditorium, Laurentian University Sudbury, ON
June 7 @ The Arts Center, Brockville, ON
June 20 - 22 @ ideacity, Toronto, CA 3 DAYS.
June 23 @ Hugh’s Room Live, Toronto, ON The Barra MacNeils, Special New Recording Release Show! “On the Bright Side” 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Cost: $45 – $50 Phone: 416-533-5483
August 1 @ St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Sydney Mines, NS, Ticket waiting list pls email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 1-902-736-2508 TICKETS WILL BE: $30 (general seating, tax included) Physical tickets available starting May 1, . MORE INFO TO FOLLOW SOON!
August 2 @ The Markland Dingwall, NS (Annual Concert). Tickets: $20 please call The Markland. 902-383-224 Tickets TBA (may not be on sale yet).
August 6 @ Miramichi Civic Centre, Miramichi, NB, 61st Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival. Tickets: 35$ advance, 40$ at door
August 30 @ la Place des arts Père-Anselme-Chiasson Cheticamp, NS Tickets: In person: at school box office. Box office open starting last week of June, 4pm to 8 pm Thursday to Sunday. OR by Phone: Call 1-902-224-1876 to make reservations over the phone
STREAM & SHARE single: https://open.spotify.com/album/1AFJXPWSTDUICu7nxgUfe8
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