21. December 2017 - 20:00 till 23:00

The Barra MacNeils - An East Coast Christmas | Roy Thomson Hall | Thursday, 21. December 2017

The Barra MacNeils - An East Coast Christmas
Roy Thomson Hall
Thu Dec 21 8PM

Join us for 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.

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 … 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!
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  • "And the things that are not done - it doesn't matter!" Listening to them now :-) can't wait to see them live!
  • Tickets are on sale now! We hope to see you on Dec 21 for An East Coast Christmas with The Barra MacNeils