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Occurs on Tuesday November 19 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

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× Trail & District Arts Council & Kootenay Concert Connection present

The Barra MacNeils - An East Coast Christmas

Tuesday, November 19, 2024 at 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre

Reserved seating. All tickets $51.00

Get the best seats in the house! Trail Arts Council Patron members can purchase tickets starting on Wednesday, April 3rd at 12 noon. Not yet a member? Purchase a 23/24 Membership now to get early access! Click on ‘Membership’ at the top of our ticketing page to purchase. Please note it may take up to 12 hours to process your membership. Or, call our box office at 250-368-9669 to purchase your membership. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 5 at 12 noon.

Trail & District Arts Council & Kootenay Concert Connection present a highly entertaining musical potpourri for the holidays, blending traditional MacNeil family favourites, from Christmas ceilidhs to midnight masses, with 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. Fans can look forward to classic favourites including “O Holy Night”, “Ave Maria”, “Christmas in Killarney” and “Auld Lang Syne”, where a rousing chorus may be followed by a hauntingly beautiful Gaelic ballad, then a flurry of foot-stomping instrumentals accompanied by step-dancing revelry.

Based in Cape Breton, The Barra MacNeils have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship for nearly three decades. This family group features Kyle (vocals, guitar, violin, mandolin), Lucy (vocals, bodhran, Celtic harp, fiddle, stepdancing), Sheumas (keyboards, piano, bodhran, fiddle, bouzouki, vocals), Stewart (vocals, accordion, tin whistle, flute, bouzouki, guitar, stepdancing), Boyd (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, banjo, percussion, stepdancing) and Jamie Gatti (bass).

The Barra MacNeils live concert experience brings so much more to the stage than most live acts ever can. Multiple lead vocalists, beautiful sibling harmonies, top drawer instrumental prowess on a wide variety of acoustic, stringed, percussion and wind instruments blended with dancing, storytelling, Gaelic songs and a journey through an ancient culture - family entertainment at its highest level.

Check out The Barra MacNeils on their website

So, join the Barra MacNeils this Christmas for their own spin on traditional seasonal fare, along with entertaining stories and new musical twists for a delightful seasonal celebration!

Two 45-minute sets witih 20 minute intermission. Licensed Event. Building doors open 60 minutes before show time with theatre doors opening 30 minutes before show time. Tickets can be picked up at the door on show night. Or at the Bailey Theatre Box Office Monday - Friday between 12 - 4 pm until June 30th. Box office summer hours for July & August are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 12-4 pm.

The building is a scent-free zone. Thank you for respecting the health and comfort of your fellow audience members by not wearing strong perfume or cologne.

The Barra MacNeils - An East Coast Christmas is presented by the Trail & District Arts Council and Kootenay Concert Connection, with support from 99.3 The Goat and 103.5 The Bridge.

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