Sheumas MacNeil

Cape Breton

Sheumas MacNeil, the eldest of six siblings who make up the Barra MacNeils, began playing piano at a very young age. He soon teamed up with his younger, fiddle playing brother Kyle and the duo performed regularly at local square dances. Together they set the stage for what is now the Barra MacNeils. Sheumas studied music at Mount Allison University where he received his Bachelor of Music Major in Pipe Organ. In addition to performing at this year’s festival with The Barra MacNeils, Sheumas is also participating in one of the Festival’s special projects, “Playing it by Ear.”

Festival Performances

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