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reviews of road to the isles


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About their 2004 CD release, entitled The Way Home it has been said:

“Excellent traditional Irish and Scottish music - Celtic Heritage, Halifax, Nova Scotia

“The musicianship reflects the high-level training, attainments and years of experience of the ensemble’s members…
- Piping Today, Glasgow, Scotland

“A top quality introduction to genuine Scottish and Irish traditional music…”
- Common Stock. Journal of the Lowland and Borders Pipers Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

About Road to the Isles' concerts, it has been said:

"A delightfully engaging program, beautifully presented, and extremely well–received by the capacity audience."
– Sandra Billy, Artistic Director, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia

"Our community was enthralled. Clearly one of the highlights of the year. It is so refreshing to have a group connect with our community as Road to the Isles did."
– Ginger H. Branton, Executive Director, Citizens for the Arts, Richland, Virginia

"I would highly recommend Road to the Isles to any organization and would be happy to discuss our experiences with anyone interested."
–Donna Earley, Administrative Coordinator, ArtsLink, New Martinsville, West Virginia

Road to the Isles was the most popular program of our season. We had a house packed with people of all ages, many of whom have never attended a Fine Arts Discovery program. The response was outstanding. Everyone loved the program and wanted more... The dancing was spectacular and the music was outstanding. This was a wonderful opportunity for the community...a great show!
– Betsy Buzzelli–Clarke, Fine Arts Discovery Series, Stroudsberg, PA

From virtuoso piping, fiddling, and flute playing, to championship quality dancing and songs that carry the taste of heather, Road to the Isles is a fabulous program. It was a sold–out performance.
– Pegi Wilkes, Coordinator, S. Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH.

"We are very enthusiastic in our recommendation of Road to the Isles"
– Kelly McMahon, Managing Director, Academy Theatre, Meadville, PA.

"A rare treat. Our audience was captivated. And Road to the Isles is very easy to work with."
– Mary E. Stewart, Outreach Officer, Mid–Atlantic Center for the Arts, Cape May, New Jersey

"Outstanding performance! I would be happy to recommend Road to the isles to any presenter."
– Ed Fuller, Chair, Crown Concert Series, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

"The Road to the Isles’ concert was exceptional and very well received."
– Ann Watson, Scottish Festival, Bridgeport, WV

"Wonderful performance…always well attended…"
– Felice Jorgeson, Smoot Theater, Parkersburg, WV

pennsylvania performing arts on tourThis project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Vira I. Heinz Endowment; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Funding for concert performances and workshops by Road to the Isles is available to non-profit presenters throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information contact PennPat at ( (215)496-9424, or Music Tree at () (412) 323-2707.

Heading photo provided by Dave Henniker ©2004 Road to the Isles/Music Tree - All rights reserved.