The Road to Dublin
Alternate title: The Fiddlers of Dublin

Created & Directed by Jeannette Sorrell

Summer 2023 Performances: Ravinia Festival (Chicago), Appalachian Summer Festival (Boone), and 7 sold-out concerts in Cleveland and Akron.
Dublin – the ancient city of pubs, pints, and castles. Wandering bards and musicians have traveled the road to Dublin for centuries. In this new program from Apollo’s Fire and GRAMMY winner Jeannette Sorrell, haunting ballads and legends give way to driving reels…. Celtic fiddlers set sparks flying. Irish singer Fiona Gillespie joins the merry instrumentalists on fiddles, flute, cello, hammered dulcimer, plucked instruments, and harpsichord.
This program premiered in 7 sold-out concerts in the Cleveland area in summer 2022. Over 2700 tickets were sold.

“Never think that classical music is boring – not when it’s performed by Apollo’s Fire!”

Apollo’s Fire concert packs both charm and substance… Sorrell is not only a musician, she is a sort of conceptual artist of public engagement. Apollo’s Fire can and does throw a damn good party, and you can bet even the Grim Reaper himself will dance in the shadows. [After] a radiantly beautiful but infinitely sad rendition of ‘The Parting Glass’, the entire ensemble all but blew the roof off the barn with a rollicking stomp in ‘The Rocky Road to Dublin.’ – Now that, my friends, is how you throw a memorable party.”
Seen & Heard International

Performing ensemble: 9-13 musicians on vocals, fiddles, Irish whistle, cello, plucked instruments, hammered dulcimer, and harpsichord.
This program is a creative sequel to Sorrell’s 2015 program, Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering, which has toured across the U.S. as well as to such venues as the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Aldeburgh Festival in England, and Belfast Castle.

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