Phill McIntyre, DIRECTOR, New England Celtic Arts

Phone: (207) 562-4445 / E-mail: [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Don Roy Trio will play Skye

CARTHAGE – New England Celtic Arts will host The Don Roy Trio at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center. A preshow jam will start at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are urged to bring their musical instruments.

Don Roy is a champion fiddler with depth in many styles of fiddling. Hailing from roots deep in the Maritimes and Quebec, his musical passion lies with the French-Canadian tradition followed closely by Celtic music. He has received fellowship awards from the state of Maine in 1994 and 2001 for excellence in traditional music. His CD, “Thanks for the Lift,” earned a nomination for the National Heritage Award.

Cindy Roy is well known for her step-dancing piano accompaniment. With her rhythmic feet, she adds life and enthusiasm to the music. Some of Don and Cindy’s families were getting together for house parties long before the two met on a blind date to play music in 1980.

Jay Young plays upright bass with the group. He has been accompanying the Roys for many years in a variety of bands, including The Maine French Fiddlers.

The Don Roy Trio has performed at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall and The Barns at Wolf Trap. The group has also made appearances at the Celtic Colours International and National Folk festivals and with Garrison Keillor.

Tickets are $10 at the door. Call New England Celtic Arts at 562-4445. Skye Theater is at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Road and U.S. Route 2. For more information, log on to www.necelticarts.com.


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