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The Barra MacNeils in North Vancouver: Win Tickets

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 4:32pm PDT
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The Barra MacNeils — Canada’s “first family of Celtic music” — herald the arrival of the 2018 holiday season by bringing their East Coast Christmas Tour to North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre for an evening of world-renowned sibling harmonies and the signature beauty of Gaelic song. This concert marks the first time the group have performed in North Vancouver in their almost 40-year history!

The Barra MacNeils East Coast Christmas Tour

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
Where: Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver)
Tickets: Tickets are $48 ($43 for children ages 4 – 12, and for groups of 10 or more) including box office fees and taxes, and are available online or by calling (604) 984-4484.

The Barra MacNeils in North Vancouver

The MacNeils — Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, Kyle and Sheumas — began performing together as children in 1980, in their native Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. (The name “Barra” comes from an island in Scotland that is the family’s ancestral home.) Since then, the group have released more than a dozen acclaimed albums (including 1993’s gold-selling Closer to Paradise), won countless awards, and toured North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Their repertoire combines original material and beloved traditional songs, spanning Celtic and North American folk, country and pop. The family’s instrumental brilliance, honed throughout the decades, sees them playing the diverse likes of mandolin, tin whistle, fiddle, bouzouki, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, and various percussion instruments.

For their East Coast Christmas tour, the Barra MacNeils present a musical potpourri of traditional family favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses and down-home festive frolic, steeped in Cape Breton tradition with strong Celtic roots. The result is a Christmas concert unlike any other of the season: one moment a rousing chorus; then a hauntingly beautiful Gaelic ballad; the next, a flurry of foot-stomping tunes that turns into step-dancing revelry.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to this fun and festive show. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Follow the Barra MacNeils on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more info about the tour.

Update The winner is Nancy!

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  1. Ellen says:

    I saw them years ago and would love to go again!

  2. Jason B says:


  3. Sharon says:

    Would be a great way to start the “Nollaig shona” season!

  4. Nancy says:

    They sound awesome! I would love to win tickets!

  5. Bev says:

    Would be lovely to hear The Barra MacNeil’s on Nov.22! I love Celtic music and would be a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday!! Thanks Miss604 for this awesome contest!

  6. Kim C says:

    Fun way to start the holiday season!

  7. Sheryl Smith says:

    I love the Barra-McNeils and it would be magnificent to see this concert. I know it’ll be amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win tickets.

  8. Terry Bodaly says:

    I just got back from Scotland 3 weeks ago and miss the music! This would be a great way to start the Christmas season as I’m all tapped out of funds at the moment. Lol.

  9. Steve says:

    Would love to take my sister to this!

  10. I’d love to take my Mom to this event, we both are fans of Celtic Music, what a nice way to celebrate Christmas!

  11. Melissa says:

    ah, a little piece of back home.

  12. Pat Cumming says:

    November 22 is my birthday – what a great way this would be to celebrate!

  13. Shelley Butcher says:

    I love the Barra MacNeils! Would love to take my bestie!

  14. Nancy says:

    Yay! Thank you!!!

  15. sara says:

    would love this

  16. Season Lau says:

    love Celtic music

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