Sunshine 89 presents The Barra MacNeils
Sunshine 89 presents...
A Shantero Production
THE BARRA MACNEILS - On the Bright Side!
Live at The Orillia Opera House - Thursday, May 31 at 7:30pm
The Barra MacNeils are touring this spring in support of their latest release On the Bright Side, an exquisite collection of everything their fans love. It's an upbeat album, with fiddle tunes that you know will erupt into a flurry of step-dancing on stage. When Lucy sings the heart-wrenching "Ribhinn Donn", whether or not you 'have the Gaelic', have a tissue handy. You'll need it. The distinctive family harmonies; an array of rhythmic instruments weaving through and around various themes — some decidedly classical but then, suddenly, very traditional Cape Breton; the lads singing a cappella; a thoughtful solo gradually merging into a frenzied all-hands-on-deck medley ... it exudes the passion and energy familiar to anyone who has ever experienced The Barra MacNeils stage show.
For the unfamiliar, critical acclaim says it all: "a treasure of the East Coast, rich with tradition and unmatched in ensemble performance." ... "The Barra MacNeils capture the feeling of 'close your eyes and you're there'." ... "Moments of beauty as well as raucous memories like this can linger forever."
Don’t miss On the Bright Side with The Barra MacNeils!