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The Barra MacNeils Release Their Latest Album “ON THE BRIGHT SIDE”
Band is on tour NOW!
THE BARRA MACNEILS, 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.
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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE TRACK LISTING:
01 Welcome to Boston
02 Jug of Punch
03 Living the Dream
04 Ribhinn Donn (Brown Haired Girl)
05 Mademoiselle Gallant
07 The Way Old Friends Do
08 Clouds Under My Feet
09 The Underachiever
10 Saratoga Set
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 2018 TOUR DATES - THE BARRA MACNEILS
May 24 @ The Imperial Theatre, Sarnia. ON
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
August 1 @ St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Sydney Mines, NS,
August 2 @ The Markland Dingwall, NS (Annual Concert)
August 6 @ Miramichi Civic Centre, Miramichi, NB, 61st Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival.
August 30 @ la Place des arts Père-Anselme-Chiasson Cheticamp, NS
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