Barra MacNeils

2011 performers

photo courtesy of the Barra MacNeils

A Barra's live concert experience is a delectable sensory treat! Multiple lead vocalists, beautiful sibling harmonies, top drawer instrumental prowess on a wide variety of acoustic, stringed, percussion and wind instruments blend with dancing, storytelling, and Gaelic songs creating a journey through an ancient culture. This is entertainment of the highest order. Steeped in the strong Celtic traditions of Cape Breton, this diverse and talented family group includes siblings Kyle, Lucy, Sheumas, Stewart, Boyd and Ryan, joined by bassist Jamie Gatti. They've won multiple awards and released 14 recordings. For over 20 years they have been Celtic ambassadors to sold-out audiences throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Europe.