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Barra MacNeils bring their Christmas show to Charlottetown Dec. 20

The five siblings that make up the Barra MacNeils, from back left, Stewart, Seamus, Lucy, Kyle and Boyd, are looking forward to bringing their National Christmas Tour 2018 show to the Homburg Theatre of Confederation Centre of the Arts.
The five siblings that make up the Barra MacNeils, from back left, Stewart, Seamus, Lucy, Kyle and Boyd, are looking forward to bringing their National Christmas Tour 2018 show to the Homburg Theatre of Confederation Centre of the Arts. - Contributed

The Barra MacNeils are bringing plenty of seasonal cheer to Charlottetown with a concert set for Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

“Nineteen years of a touring Christmas show and, honestly, this could be the best one yet coming up,” said Stewart MacNeil, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. “The stories we have mixed with Lucy’s vocals; her voice just gets more fantastic and could bring a tear to the most hardened person’s eye.”

With a wide selection of instruments – from bodhran, Celtic harp, fiddle and accordion to tin whistle, flute, bouzouki and guitar – MacNeil says that during their Christmas shows it is particularly interesting to see how eclectic the performance can get.

“It goes from a kitchen party to midnight mass in the span of one show,” said MacNeil. “The variety is what keeps people interested and involved, and we love how involved the audience reacts while we’re on stage. People clapping along, stomping feet and singing, that is what it is truly all about and especially if folks are coming in out of the cold during the holidays.”

Tickets are available at Confederation Centre of the Arts box office. For information about the show, go to www.barramacneils.com.

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