It’s been said that Madeline MacNeil’s audiences hold their collective breath as the last notes of her songs drift into the tableau of stages large and small. Since 1972, when she began performing in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, Madeline’s goal has always been to bring listeners into the song. Her interest in stories first brought the mountain and hammered dulcimers to her attention, for they are part of this country’s musical history and the heritage of other countries before they arrived here. This is part of Madeline’s treasure as a performer: she sings and tells the stories with her beautiful voice and exceptional dulcimer skills.
MacNeil’s recording career began in 1983 and now includes more than a dozen independent releases, including tributes to her heritage on Songs Of Earth and Sea and her love of jazz on As Time Goes By. Heart’s Ease (classical and Celtic music featuring the hammered dulcimer) won an Indie for string music from NAIRD while Christmas Comes Anew was a finalist for this coveted award. Her recording of “Shenandoah” has been used extensively in Public Television productions as well as part of the Apple Tour in the Winchester, Virginia area.
For Candlelight Dinner reservations at 6:30 pm please call 540-955-1610. A free will offering for the dinner ($10 suggested) benefits the Youth Program. Concert 7:30 PM Grace Episcopal Church Chapel, Berryville, Virginia.
Admission – $10, Under 18 Free.
For more information please call The Barns of Rose Hill: 540-955-2004