For Immediate Release
Event Date: September 11-15, 2013
Crossroads International Celtic Festival is the Perfect
Reason for a Fall Getaway to Western Maine
"These unique, inviting and scenic venues in Western Maine
will add another level to the quality of the festival and are perfect backdrops
for the dozens of concerts and community events that are part of this
celebration of music and culture," said Phill McIntyre, artistic director of
Carthage, Maine (September 3, 2013) - The hills and valleys of picturesque
Western Maine will come alive with music September 11-15, 2013, when the
International Celtic Festival (Crossroads) takes place at multiple venues
throughout Western Maine communities including unique locations like Stratton
Brook, the newest hut in the Maine Huts & Trails system; Washburn-Norlands
Living History Center in Livermore; Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris; and
Skye Theatre in South Carthage.
These venues, along with the scenic towns and villages of Rangeley, Stratton,
Carrabassett Valley, Kingfield, Phillips, Farmington, South Carthage, Rumford,
Oxford, Lovell, Fryeburg and Bethel will host an impressive group of more than
100 musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and artists. Joining some of
Maine's finest musicians will be performers from around the world including Nova
Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Scotland,
Ireland, and across the United States.
"These unique, inviting and scenic venues in Western Maine will add another
level to the quality of the festival and are perfect backdrops for the dozens of
concerts and community events that are part of this celebration of music and
culture," said Phill McIntyre, artistic director of Crossroads. "The venues will
perfectly complement the 40 plus high-caliber groups of artists performing
during the festival."
Many of the communities of Western Maine are not only hosting the Crossroads'
concerts, they are rolling out the red carpet for concertgoers by planning
additional family-friendly events including an art walk, quilt show, street fair
each day's artists will perform after hours at the Whitecap Lodge at Sunday
River Resort in Newry (The Festival Club) in a lively, intimate and relaxed
setting from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Lodging is available throughout the region, which is considered one of the most
scenic in New England for fall drives. Properties include the Comfort Inn in
Wilton, the Bethel Inn in Bethel and the Wilson Lake Inn in Wilton. Additional
options can be found by contacting any of the seven chambers of commerce that
serve western Maine: Franklin County Chamber of Commerce,
Area Business Association,
Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce,
Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce,
www.oxfordhillsmaine.com; River Valley Chamber
Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce,
www.rangeleymaine.com; or Jay, Livermore,
Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce,
who want to stay in the heart of the action and attend the nightly Festival Club
can take advantage of Sunday River Resort's special rates for Crossroads guests
at the Grand Summit or Jordan Grand Hotels. Reservations can be made by calling
800-207-2365 and using the code 85C2HX.
Over the course of the five days, Crossroads will celebrate Celtic music and
culture with performances in several musical genres including Celtic, Celtic
Rock, Cajun, Acadian, Quebecois, traditional and original folk, gypsy and jazz.
In all, 18 live concerts featuring more than 100 artists will take place.
"We have taken great care to create the perfect mix of both performer and venue
so the experience will be authentic and exciting," said McIntyre.
Festival acts include David Munnelly & Mick Conneely from Ireland; the Maeve
Gilchrist Trio from Edinburgh, Scotland; Buddy MacDonald and Sprag Session from
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; and the Don Roy Ensemble of Portland, Maine.
For more information on venues, community events, a complete list of artists and
performances, go to
Individual festival tickets and money-saving Family Packs can also be purchased
on the website.
A consortium of partner organizations has created this dynamic, cross-county
festival to celebrate Celtic music, promote economic development in western
Maine and support local arts organizations. Crossroads International Celtic
Festival is sponsored by United Insurance, Linda Clifford Scottish & Irish
Merchant, and supported in part by grants from the Maine Office of Tourism, the
Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission.
About the Crossroads International Celtic Festival:
The Crossroads International Celtic Festival is a non-profit organization
currently under the fiscal sponsorship of the Androscoggin Valley Council of
Governments. Our large-scale, multi-venue festival showcases Celtic musicians of
the highest caliber, and offers audiences a rich cultural experience while
generating new opportunities for regional economic growth through cultural
tourism. For more information, tickets or reservations visit the festival
Media Contact: Charlene Williams
Nancy Marshall Communications
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Crossroads International Celtic Festival is the
Perfect Reason for a Fall Getaway to Western Maine
Carthage, Maine – The inaugural
Celtic Festival takes place Sept. 11-15, 2013, at multiple venues throughout
Western Maine communities and will celebrate Celtic music and culture with
performances in several musical genres including Celtic, Celtic Rock, Cajun,
Acadian, Quebecois, traditional and original folk, gypsy and jazz. In all, 18
live concerts featuring more than 100 artists will take place over the course of
the five-day event.