“Christmas is where this whole concept started, and we are excited to be travelling as a family,” says Donnell Leahy. “It’s a perfect time to travel with the children and bring light and happiness to families and fans across the country.”
This year, A Celtic Family Christmas — which contains a soon-to-be-revealed theatrical element that will thrillingly traverse time and continents while contextualizing the music and its players – touches down at marquee venues across Canada, confirming the duo as powerhouses on the seasonal circuit. With a lineup of familiar Christmas songs intermingled with classic Celtic songs sure to warm your heart, A Celtic Family Christmas brings you in the door, and welcomes you in as part of the family.
The accomplished duo has toured extensively over the years both together and separately, selling out venues across the continent. To fans of fiddle music, Natalie MacMaster needs no introduction. The Order of Canada recipient has released 11 albums, won two JUNO Awards, 11 East Coast Music Awards, has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award and collaborated with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Jesse Cook, Alison Krauss and more.
Donnell Leahy is a 3-time JUNO Award-winner, with internationally acclaimed musical group Leahy. He is widely recognized as one the best Celtic fiddlers in the world and is known for his high-energy playing style.
The A Celtic Family Christmas 23-date Canadian tour will begin in Victoria, BC on November 23 and wrap in Peterborough, ON December 22.
"If you really love fiddle music, there are performances here that are nothing short of jaw dropping ... performances that will raise you up and performances that will leave you misty–eyed," - The Guardian
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A Celtic Family Christmas Tour Dates:
November 23 – Alix Goolden Performance Hall – Victoria, BC
November 24 – The Port Theatre – Nanaimo, BC
November 25 – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre – Duncan, BC
November 26 – Bell Performing Arts Centre – Surrey, BC
November 28 – Charles Bailey Theatre – Trail, BC
November 29 – Key City Theatre – Cranbrook, BC
December 1 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
December 2 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
December 3 – Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre – Medicine Hat, AB
December 4 – Casino Regina, Show Lounge – Regina, SK
December 6 – Centennial Concert Hall – Winnipeg, MB
December 7 - PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall - Winkler, MB
December 8 – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
December 9 - Sault Community Theatre Centre - Sault Ste. Marie, ON
December 11 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - St Catharines, ON
December 12 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - St Catharines, ON
December 13 – Brockville Arts Centre – Brockville, ON
December 15 – Rose Theatre – Brampton, ON
December 16 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
December 16 - National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
December 19 – Centre In The Square – Kitchener, ON
December 20 – Roy Thompson Hall – Toronto, ON
December 21 – Showplace Performance Centre – Peterborough, ON
December 22 - Showplace Performance Centre – Peterborough, ON