Crossroads International Celtic Festival Artistic Director, Phill McIntyre, is the director of New England Celtic Arts in South Carthage, Maine. He has developed a network of soft-seat venues and house concerts offering mid-week opportunities in Maine and New Hampshire. Phill has been providing opportunities for touring artists already traveling through Maine and New England to fill in the mid-week dates with concerts throughout New England. To this end he has expanded from a 130 seat acoustic room to a 250+ seat state-of-the-art concert hall, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, on his property in Western Maine with concerts regularly selling out. Skye Theatre has become a very respected name in the Celtic/Folk circuit in New England. Connected to the Skye Theatre is a comfortable 1300-square-foot 5-bedroom apartment to house the artists while playing The Skye. Skye has recently been named “Best in New England 2012” by Yankee Magazine. He is also working with the World Acadian Congress 2014 to develop trade routes for Acadian artists before, during, and after the events in August of 2014. He will be hosting a second annual WAC Showcase Tour in July of this year.
Phill hosted more than 225 shows last year and has already booked over 200 concerts and events with Acadian and Celtic artists for the 2013 season. He has developed a very high standard of quality and the clients know any show at “The Skye” is a superb value. He also partners events with the Unity Center for the Performing Arts; the Franco American Heritage Center; and St. Kieran’s Community Center; Great North Woods Committee for the Arts; The Calais Celtic Series; 430 Bayside: The Plantation: Phillips Area Community Center; Deertrees; Mahoosuc Arts Council; North New Portland Community Church; The Kingfield POPS; and runs the shows back-to-back.