October 18, 2018

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Invite You To A Celtic Family Christmas


JUNO Award Winners Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Return With A Celtic Family Christmas Tour

TORONTO, ON – JUNO Award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and
Donnell Leahy are hitting the road again to bring back their successful concert series A
Celtic Family Christmas. The intimate and unique show will see the duo perform with
their incredibly talented children, playing holiday favourites that are fun for the whole

“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

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

Tickets are available now here.

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
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