Going, going, gone.

Phill McIntyre recently announced that he will close Skye Theater in Carthage in the fall. It’s been tough to pay the bills, he said, and he’s gotten to an age where he’d like to lighten his work load.

But there is some good news. Phill will remain active in the Crossroads International Celtic Festival that brings amazing talent to small western Maine towns each fall. And he’s scheduled a lot of fantastic Celtic musicians for the next several months at Skye Theater.

My biggest disappointment is that we didn’t discover this stunningly beautiful concert hall — just 25 minutes from our home — until we began this column three years ago. During our first visit, about 150 people in the audience sang with gusto, stomped, whistled and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We joined in. The musicians that night were fantastic. I practically wore a hole in the floor tapping my foot to the music. And ticket prices are only $15 — a real bargain.

Move your feet and get to Skye Theater as soon as you can. We just ordered tickets for performances in February and March. www.necelticarts.com, 207-562-4445.

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