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Gregory Peck: “Hearing Madeline MacNeil sing ‘Shenandoah’ brought tears to my eyes.”

With her mellifluous voice and the magic of her way with the hammered dulcimer, she can play whatever she wishes and call it whatever she wants, and listeners will beg for more.”

Watauga Democrat
Boone, North Carolina


“…it was at this festival [Winter Festival, Irving, Texas] that I heard the voice of an angel that made me know I was in a parallel universe. The angel’s voice came from Madeline MacNeil — but she won’t talk with you until you call her Maddie. It is impossible to describe how someone sounds, but when I heard Maddie sing, I pinched myself to make sure I was still alive and was not in heaven. Maddie has been teaching, writing and performing for several decades in that parallel universe. My mortal singing world was complete with Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson and Eva Cassidy. Maddie’s angelic voice expands my singing world and confirms the existence of a parallel universe.”

Charles Mosley
Daily Comet - Thibodaux, Louisiana


“Recently I heard my first hammer dulcimer… But most exciting, I heard a woman sing a simple song, unaccompanied, that brought tears to me eyes. As I looked around, the audience looked almost stricken. I realize that’s a poor word to describe what I saw, but I can’t think of a better one. You’ve never heard of Madeline MacNeil? Neither had I…[but] I’ve never heard a singer I enjoyed more.”

California concert review


“…commend most heartily to your care and consideration the voice, persona and soul of Madeline (Maddie) MacNeil of Berryville, Virginia. Folksinger and dulcimerist extraordinaire, Maddie just finished a two-week concert tour in twenty northwestern Ohio schools and absolutely captivated some 2,600 elementary children with her artistry.”

Michael Moore, Director
Arts Unlimited
Bowling Green, Ohio


“It looked like I was crying, but I didn’t want to blink my eyes at all, because I didn’t want to miss a thing.”

3rd grader
Ohio


“You were great tonight! I’ve never heard an instrument like that before, so this is a new thing for me. It sounds so peaceful to me. You also have a good singing voice. You should play in an orchestra. Have you ever play[ed] in a big, big, big audience?”

Emily

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Gregory Peck: “Hearing Madeline MacNeil sing ‘Shenandoah’ brought tears to my eyes.”

With her mellifluous voice and the magic of her way with the hammered dulcimer, she can play whatever she wishes and call it whatever she wants, and listeners will beg for more.”

Watauga Democrat
Boone, North Carolina


“…it was at this festival [Winter Festival, Irving, Texas] that I heard the voice of an angel that made me know I was in a parallel universe. The angel’s voice came from Madeline MacNeil — but she won’t talk with you until you call her Maddie. It is impossible to describe how someone sounds, but when I heard Maddie sing, I pinched myself to make sure I was still alive and was not in heaven. Maddie has been teaching, writing and performing for several decades in that parallel universe. My mortal singing world was complete with Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson and Eva Cassidy. Maddie’s angelic voice expands my singing world and confirms the existence of a parallel universe.”

Charles Mosley
Daily Comet - Thibodaux, Louisiana


“Recently I heard my first hammer dulcimer… But most exciting, I heard a woman sing a simple song, unaccompanied, that brought tears to me eyes. As I looked around, the audience looked almost stricken. I realize that’s a poor word to describe what I saw, but I can’t think of a better one. You’ve never heard of Madeline MacNeil? Neither had I…[but] I’ve never heard a singer I enjoyed more.”

California concert review


“…commend most heartily to your care and consideration the voice, persona and soul of Madeline (Maddie) MacNeil of Berryville, Virginia. Folksinger and dulcimerist extraordinaire, Maddie just finished a two-week concert tour in twenty northwestern Ohio schools and absolutely captivated some 2,600 elementary children with her artistry.”

Michael Moore, Director
Arts Unlimited
Bowling Green, Ohio


“It looked like I was crying, but I didn’t want to blink my eyes at all, because I didn’t want to miss a thing.”

3rd grader
Ohio


“You were great tonight! I’ve never heard an instrument like that before, so this is a new thing for me. It sounds so peaceful to me. You also have a good singing voice. You should play in an orchestra. Have you ever play[ed] in a big, big, big audience?”

Emily

<- Back

 

Gregory Peck: “Hearing Madeline MacNeil sing ‘Shenandoah’ brought tears to my eyes.”

With her mellifluous voice and the magic of her way with the hammered dulcimer, she can play whatever she wishes and call it whatever she wants, and listeners will beg for more.”

Watauga Democrat
Boone, North Carolina


“…it was at this festival [Winter Festival, Irving, Texas] that I heard the voice of an angel that made me know I was in a parallel universe. The angel’s voice came from Madeline MacNeil — but she won’t talk with you until you call her Maddie. It is impossible to describe how someone sounds, but when I heard Maddie sing, I pinched myself to make sure I was still alive and was not in heaven. Maddie has been teaching, writing and performing for several decades in that parallel universe. My mortal singing world was complete with Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson and Eva Cassidy. Maddie’s angelic voice expands my singing world and confirms the existence of a parallel universe.”

Charles Mosley
Daily Comet - Thibodaux, Louisiana


“Recently I heard my first hammer dulcimer… But most exciting, I heard a woman sing a simple song, unaccompanied, that brought tears to me eyes. As I looked around, the audience looked almost stricken. I realize that’s a poor word to describe what I saw, but I can’t think of a better one. You’ve never heard of Madeline MacNeil? Neither had I…[but] I’ve never heard a singer I enjoyed more.”

California concert review


“…commend most heartily to your care and consideration the voice, persona and soul of Madeline (Maddie) MacNeil of Berryville, Virginia. Folksinger and dulcimerist extraordinaire, Maddie just finished a two-week concert tour in twenty northwestern Ohio schools and absolutely captivated some 2,600 elementary children with her artistry.”

Michael Moore, Director
Arts Unlimited
Bowling Green, Ohio


“It looked like I was crying, but I didn’t want to blink my eyes at all, because I didn’t want to miss a thing.”

3rd grader
Ohio


“You were great tonight! I’ve never heard an instrument like that before, so this is a new thing for me. It sounds so peaceful to me. You also have a good singing voice. You should play in an orchestra. Have you ever play[ed] in a big, big, big audience?”

Emily

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