Heaven & Angels Sing
Arts centers and universities throughout the United States have presented Madeline MacNeil in concert. Across the Atlantic, she has performed at the O'Carolan Festival in Keadue, County Roscommon, Ireland; the Glasgow Festival of the Arts in Scotland; and for the Nonsuch Dulcimer Gathering in East Norton, Leicestershire, England. For several years she was a touring artist under the sponsorship of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. In 2005 Madeline was recognized as a Content Consultant for an exhibit of dulcimers and their scheitholt ancestors at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia. She performed background vocals for a national Public Television two-part documentary film, To Our Credit. In 2006 Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank, featured in To Our Credit, won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in creating economic and social development to help impoverished countries gain democracy and human rights. She is a best-selling author of mountain and hammered dulcimer books for Mel Bay Publications and has recorded numerous CDs through the years. Christmas music has always been a favorite. Attend one of her concerts in the summer and find yourself singing 'Angels We Have Heard On High' along with the rest of the audience! For thirty years Madeline has played hammered dulcimer and sung at Midnight Mass at a Trappist monastery in Virginia.