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The Barra MacNeils at the Unity College Center for Performing Arts

Posted Feb. 12, 2013, at 10:43 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 12, 2013, at 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street, Unity, Maine

For more information: 207-948-7469; uccpa.unity.edu

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Crossroads International Celtic Festival will present The Barra MacNeils at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts.

2013 marks 26 years for the Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island-based family group, the Barra MacNeils, in an outstanding recording and touring career.

As a group, the six MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal.

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; it is family entertainment at its highest level. Steeped in Cape Breton tradition with strong Celtic roots and musical artistry, this diverse and talented family group continues to wow audiences around the world with their captivating vocals, harmonies and extraordinary musicianship.

Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.uccpa.unity.edu or call 207-948-7469. The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts is located at 42 Depot St in downtown Unity.

Unity College is a small private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education, which emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

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