It’s magic!” This comment about Skye Theatre says it all about the music, performers, ambiance of the theatre and location atop Winter Hill in Carthage with a fabulous mountain view.
Skye Theatre is a 250 seat concert hall created by Phill and Jan McIntyre. The inside of the Theatre is decorated with honey-colored maple and oak that gives a warm and inviting feeling. It is the only theater in New England built specifically for Celtic music. World class as well as emerging artists from Ireland, Scotland, the Canadian provinces and the U.S. come here to play, sing and dance to an appreciative audience that is growing.
Each Wednesday and most Sundays in the summer Skye Theatre is a buzz with a performance. Initially Skye Theatre booked mid-week performances. Now 200 performances are held in the region throughout the year.
Collaboration is the name of the game for Phill McIntyre. In addition to booking performances at Skye, Phill has developed collaborative relationships with other performance venues in Maine and over the border in New Hampshire (i.e., Unity College in Unity, ME; the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston; Rangeley’s Lakeside Theatre; St. Kiernan Community Center for the Arts in Berlin, NH; Tillotson Center in Colebrook, NH; the Kingfield Pops; Deertrees Theater in Harrison; the Mahoosuc Arts Council in Bethel; and, the Phillips Area Community Center), giving artists who come to Skye the opportunity to play before more audiences in Maine.
Phill’s latest dream is to create a four-day, Celtic festival in Western Maine that features musicians of the highest caliber in performance venues located in Oxford and Franklin Counties. The Crossroads International Celtic Festival is slated to debut in the fall of 2013. Like everything else Phill McIntyre does, this is a collaborative venture, involving representatives of local organizations and institutions as well as interested individuals.
Physical Address: 2 Highland Drive, South Carthage, ME
Mailing address: PO Box 60, East Dixfield, ME 04227
Call 207-562-4445 to reserve tickets
Skye Theatre website: http://www.necelticarts.com/#
Skye Theatre Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skye-Theatre-Performing-Arts-Center/36617796165
Crossroads International Celtic Festival website: http://crossroadscelticfestival.com/
Owned and operated by Phill and Jan McIntyre