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MSC OPAS Announces New Virtual Performance For Re-Imagined Season

Natalie Macmaster and Donnell Leahy’s “A Celtic Family Christmas at Home” is streaming through Dec. 31.
By Craig Boleman, MSC OPAS and Solo Shoe Creative December 8, 2020

a photo of the MacMaster Family
The MacMaster Family.



Texas A&M University’s MSC OPAS invites viewers to a special virtual concert by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy called A Celtic Family Christmas at Home. The on-demand concert is available for streaming through Dec. 31.

Streaming tickets are available at the MSC Box Office online or by phone at 979-845-1234 and must be purchased by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Tickets are $20 for a single stream and $30 for a group/family stream (patrons choosing to stream with more than one person). The MSC Box Office will provide the streaming code to the ticket buyer within one business day. Codes may be used at any time during the streaming window but cannot be shared or they will become obsolete.

MacMaster and Leahy played to sold out audiences in February 2005 with Leahy as part of MSC OPAS Season 32 and in October 2011 with Masters of the Fiddle as part of MSC OPAS Season 39.

This latest concert will be performed from the fiddling power couple’s Canadian home. During the hour-long performance, the MacMaster-Leahy family shares music, culture, Christmas traditions and general “real-life” family dynamics. They will fiddle, dance, sing, bake, chat about favorite Christmas memories and, technology permitting, may even be joined virtually by their band.

MacMaster explains further, saying, “Given our children’s ages and personalities, there will be many candid moments along the way. I’ve heard it said that every disadvantage creates an opportunity. Well we have embraced this chance to perform for a crowd in such a unique way and are eagerly awaiting the moment you all show up at our front door, ready to welcome you home.”

With over half a million albums sold, MacMaster and Leahy have amassed nominations and award wins including a 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” win, as well as three honorary doctorates, an induction into the Casino Nova Scotia Hall of Fame, and a membership in the Order of Canada.

The virtual concert is sponsored by Nikki Pederson Talent Network, Premier Properties and West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry.

For information about A Celtic Family Christmas at Home, visit or call the MSC Box Office at 979-845-1234.

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