The Barra MacNeils Return

celtic-homeNORTH HATLEY: 2013 marks 26 years for the Barra MacNeils, the Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island based family group, with an outstanding recording and touring career. They will be gracing the stage at The Piggery for two nights – Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12 (8p.m.).

As a group, the six MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Nova Scotia, this 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-notch 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.

2012 was accented with two new recording projects: a Live-In-Concert symphony project recorded in Halifax’s Rebecca Cohn Auditorium over two nights with Symphony Nova Scotia and a special Celtic Colours recording project featuring a wide variety of musical guests from the folk, Americana and Celtic music worlds. Their other recent releases have covered the span of their entire career, as well as live concerts reflecting the musical course of their career, from humble family beginnings to world wide acclaim.

Their concert tours, in support of these projects, have taken the group to theatre and festival stages coast to coast across Canada, had them jetting across America from festival stage to theatre stages and beyond, as well as sending them to Ireland and Scotland for prestigious events across the Atlantic.

The Piggery Theatre is located at 215 chemin Simard, St. Catherine de Hatley. Tickets are $35 pp. For Piggery Sunday marketreservations, please contact 819-842-2431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Piggery Sunday Market will be remain open until September 29 (each Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm). Now in its 2nd year, vendors will be selling a diversified variety of items including samosas, honey, breads, pastries, fruits and vegetables. Vendor tables will be rented @ $75 per season or $10 a day. If you are interested in renting a stand, please contact 819-842-2431.

A Sunday lunch made up of local produce and Shalimar dishes will be offered each Sunday from 11:30 till 2 pm. in The Piggery dining room –must have reservations.