MARCILLE WALLIS PLAYS ALL THREE WEEKS OF SHAKER WOODS FESTIVAL
Marcille Walliss musical interests have taken her from the grand opera houses of Europe, to one-room cabins in remote coves of North Carolina, to the Wonderful World of Disney!
Native Floridian Marcille Wallis is a classically trained pianist who began her musical studies at age six. Using her polished skills and talent she added the guitar and eventually the hammer dulcimer as well as the bowed psaltery to her repertoire. As a full time professional hammer dulcimer player, Marcille now tours the country entertaining at fairs, festivals, theme parks, churches, concerts, workshops and private functions.
With eight CDs to her credit, Marcilles music can be heard on radio stations world-wide and on PBS Television across the U.S. Most of the year Marcille tours as a soloist performing at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, The Mount Dora Art Festival in Florida, The Mount Mitchell Craft Fair in Burnsville, North Carolina as well as numerous other fine art and craft festivals. New for 2008 is a seven-week stint at Dollywood, for the Festival Of Nations. She also performs with her full show band, which includes a wide variety of musicians as well as an award-winning dance couple in traditional Celtic attire. Each year Marcille produces three concert series including Christmas With the Celts, My Hearts in the Highlands (a musical salute to Rabbie Burns), and a high energy St. Patricks Concert Series. In addition to all this, Marcille is also the founder and nucleus of three Celtic Festivals in Florida which she produces every year with her production company, Celtic Heritage Productions, Inc.
Marcille is delighted to be returning to in the Christmas in the Woods Festival. She offers her newest CD, A Mighty Fortress, a collection of favorite hymns performed on solo hammer dulcimer, in addition to her other releases.