Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Announce ‘A Celtic Family Christmas At Home’ Tour


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“Here we are celebrating another Christmas and isn’t each one so unique. I always remind myself every year that Christmas doesn’t need to be what it once was because as humans, we are ever-growing and evolving and so too will our experiences. But music has always been and always should be an important part of the season. For Donnell and I, Christmas has always given us beautiful moments and memories. And now as parents, we hope to help create the same for our children in our own way.” – Natalie MacMaster

Canada’s most endeared and revered fiddle power couple Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have announced A Celtic Family Christmas At Home Tour. Partnering with, the concerts will continue to be part of the MacMaster and Leahy’s annual tradition for their extended family across North America, while encouraging audiences to support their local theatres who are also struggling with the quarantine. Through, the community theatres will be selling tickets for the concerts, which will be screened online to ticket-holders. This allows each purchaser to share the experience with their households in a safe way while maintaining a high broadcast quality. Each show will be available to watch from “show day” until December 27. Special Christmas merchandise offers will also be available and announced soon.

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At this time of year, the MacMaster-Leahy household is bustling with holiday energy as the family usually is rehearsing and preparing for their annual Celtic Christmas Special Holiday Tour. And this year is no exception, although the Covid19 Pandemic this year has thrown a candy-cane themed twist into the plan. On a normal year, the entire clan would be on the road, performing in theatres — bringing the music of the season, fiery fiddle performances, Celtic dancing and a family centred feeling of celebration to communities across North America.
Supporting the music venues that have hosted these concerts is a priority for Natalie & Donnell, whose annual tours sell out in days and have been a huge part of Christmas celebrations in everything from large cities to tiny east-coast towns annually in Canada and the US for the past five years. Through a mix of both song and dance, they will take you on a journey of virtuoso performances, telling the story of the night before Christmas in the Leahy-MacMaster household.
“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,” wrote The Guardian.
With over half a million albums sold, Natalie and Donnell have amassed countless nominations and award wins — including but not limited to GRAMMY Award win and nomination, JUNO Award wins and eight nominations, 20 East Coast Music Association awards, and five Canadian Country Music Association’s “Fiddler of the Year” wins — as well as three honorary doctorates, an induction into the Casino Nova Scotia Hall of Fame, and membership in the Order of Canada.
Every year, A Celtic Family Christmas exceeds all expectations with riveting performances by this fierce fiddling duo and their children, bringing the Cape Breton Christmas to you.
05-Dec – Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre – Port Hawkesbury, NS
05-Dec – Peterborough Memorial Centre – Peterborough, ON
05-Dec – St. Albert Place – St. Albert, AB
05-Dec – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre – Duncan, BC
05-Dec – Nazareth College Arts Center – Rochester, NY
05-Dec – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center – New Bedford, MA
05-Dec – Harbourfront Theatre – Summerside, PE
06-Dec – Parker Arts & Culture Centre – Parker, CO
06-Dec – Key City Theatre – Cranbrook, BC
06-Dec – Confederation Centre of the Arts – Charlottetown, PE
08-Dec – Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
09-Dec – Vic Juba Theatre – Lloydminster, AB
10-Dec – Yates Memorial Centre and Sterndale Bennett – Lethbridge, AB
10-Dec – Ohio University Baker Center – Athens, OH
11-Dec – Artesian Performing Arts – Regina, SK
11-Dec – Stockey Centre – Parry Sound, ON
11-Dec – Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts – Brantford, ON
11-Dec – Wharton Center for the Performing Arts – East Lansing, MI
11-Dec – Wentz Concert Hall – Naperville, IL
11-Dec – Capitol Centre – North Bay, ON
12-Dec – TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK
12-Dec – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB
12-Dec – Algoma Arts Festival Association – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
12-Dec – Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University – Chicago, IL
12-Dec – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts – Burlington, VT
12-Dec – Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center – Great Barrington, MA
12-Dec – Fine Arts Center, College of Southern Idaho – Twin Falls, ID
12-Dec – Washington Center for the Performing Arts – Olympia, WA
12-Dec – Chandler Center for the Arts – Randolph, VT
12-Dec – Algonquin Theatre – Huntsville, ON
12-Dec – Bardavon Theatre – Poughkeepsie, NY
13-Dec – Keyano Theatre – Fort McMurray, AB
13-Dec – George Mason University Center for the Arts – Fairfax, VA 
13-Dec – Quick Center for the Arts – Fairfield, CT
13-Dec – The Cabot Performing Arts Center – Beverly, MA
13-Dec – Oshkosh Opera House – Oshkosh, WI
16-Dec – Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts – Oakville, ON
17-Dec – Admiral Theatre – Bremerton, WA
17-Dec – Capilano University – North Vancouver, BC
17-Dec – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON
18-Dec – Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA
19-Dec – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON
19-Dec – Rotary Centre for the Arts – Kelowna, BC
19-Dec – Livermore Valley Performing Arts – Livermore, CA
19-Dec – The Lensic Performing Arts – Santa Fe, NM
19-Dec – Mount Baker Theatre – Bellingham, WA
19-Dec – CSU Laxson Auditorium – Chico, CA
19-Dec – Edmonds Center for the Arts – Edmonds, WA
20-Dec – Winnipeg Folk Festival – Winnipeg, MB
21-Dec – Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON
21-Dec – DeCoste Entertainment Centre – Pictou, NS
23-Dec – Imperial Theatre Saint John – Saint John, NB

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