Kyle MacNeil

Cape Breton

Kyle MacNeil is a fiddler, guitarist, vocalist, and mandolin player who has been performing with his siblings in the Barra MacNeils since he was a teenager. Growing up, Kyle was surrounded by music–his uncle was the well-known fiddler Carl MacKenzie, and his mother is Jean MacNeil, a talented step dancer and lover of music. The MacNeil home was a frequent visiting place for such respected musicians as the fiddler Robert Stubbert, who had a profound influence on Kyle’s musical development. Kyle received formal training on violin from Professor James MacDonald of North Sydney and continued his studies at Mount Allison University, experiences that helped him to develop the technical prowess that has made him so successful as a performer and an instructor.

Festival Performances

Tuesday, Oct 15th 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

venue Cape Breton University
locale Sydney
price Free
host Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University offers Canada’s only undergraduate music major in traditional music. Our traditional music students and their instructor, Kyle MacNeil, together with a special Celtic Colours guest artist, welcome you to bring your instruments.

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