The Dana Center for the Humanities

Performing arts for New Hampshire

Event Details

Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:30PM

The Barra MacNeils

A Celtic Christmas

Come ring in the Christmas season with the sublime instrumentals and soaring harmonies of The Barra MacNeils, widely hailed as one of the Celtic music world's finest live concert groups. From their home in the tight-knit community of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, this family of six siblings brings a lyrical blend of vocals, widely varied instrumentals and percussion, dancing and storytelling to performances that are deeply rooted in trans-Atlantic Celtic culture. Interspersed with traditional tunes and stories are works of great originality that lend a modern edge to ancient traditions, and have captivated audiences all over the world. It is music that evokes tears and laughter, soulful contemplation and the desire to dance, sometimes all at the same time. What better way to welcome this winter season of anticipation and joy!