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Friday, May 25
Concert: Academy Theatre for Performing Arts and Shantero Productions presents The Barra MacNeils: "On the Bright Side" beginning at 7:30 pm at Academy Theatre (2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay, K9V 2L6). 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. Tickets on sale March 9th at 10 a.m. For more information please visit www.academytheatre.ca.