About these pages
Disclaimer: I am not associated with 'The Barra MacNeils', I am simply a fan who grew up a few streets over from their family home. I created this site in 1993 as a tribute to the band. Over the years I have recieved many thanks and good words from fans all over the world.
In my opinion 'The Barra MacNeils' are responsible for the current resurgence in traditional and celtic music in this part of the country. They popularized celtic music with a younger generation by taking it to churches, festivals, pubs and bars. But more than that, they gave it a new vitality by raising the tempo and writing their own contemporary tunes. They paved the way for what now seems like an industry such as, The Rankin Family, Natalie MacMaster, and Ashley MacIsaac.
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