"Kevin is wonderful! Very accomplished musician
Kevin led our parade! His congenial nature and experience made it very easy to work with him before and during our event. I received many nice comments from those watching and listening to him perform. I hope he is available next year!" Organizer of Wolf Creek Easter Parade, March,2013
"You created a magical, whimsical and wonderful evening that transported us into other times and dimensions. We laughed, cried and felt a part of your creations.
I loved your story telling and felt captivated and entranced and entertained in the best sense of the word. What a great imagination!
And your bagpipe playing ... riveting, and moving. ( loved the hat ;-) )
The evening you gave us was truly one of the most enjoyable performances I have ever experienced."
This is a slightly delayed, but heartfelt, thank you for the fabulous evening you gave us last Wednesday. You sent 230+ people away reinvigorated and exhilarated. I think you could have kept them there rapt for another hour . . . I've heard from a number of people since then, and all they can say is that this was the coolest program we've done all year. Thank you for making that happen!
All best wishes,
Charlie ( CHARLES JUNKERMAN, DEAN OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, COMMENTING ON MY SHOW, "THE OTHER BAGPIPES")
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I loved the evening of stories and music...our daughter, Sara, was amazed...I forget that she didn't grow up with live small folk music gatherings like I did. I think that this was 'one of those moments' for her. Thank you.
I was thinking to myself as your stories unfolded....these are all wonderul 'vision quests' for Bliss....like Joseph Campbell....but for the 'Everyman'....little allegories for each one of us. Again, Thank You! I am looking forward to your next visit...or a meeting along the way before then.
CHARLES WALDMAN, Physician, Painter and Banjo artisan extraordinaire
"Storytelling is becoming a lost art. Kevin Carr is one of its most skilled practitioners. When he tells stories and plays music, children and adults are entranced, and magic happens."
KACY MCCLURE - director of Peninsula School in Menlo Park
"With twinkling eyes and a wry smile, Kevin carries his listeners along on magical journeys with his art of storytelling and music. Masterfully weaving his tales with his various pipes and fiddles, Kevin opens our ears, minds and hearts to the music between the notes."
JEAN GIBSON-GORRINDO- Dance caller and community music organizer
"Kevin Carr is a musical force of nature!"
ROD MARGASON, president, Seattle piper's club
"The aroma of rosemary, shepherd's pie and warm bread filled the Greenwood Community Center during an evening of storytelling and folk music by Kevin Carr last Friday. The event, which included a savory dinner, was organized by Carole Raye, longtime Elk resident and friend of Carr's, who was visiting from Portland, Ore. About 100 attended. The net proceeds benefitted the center.
An entrancing multi-instrumentalist and storyteller, Carr played the fiddle, Irish (Uilleann) pipes, Slovakian Duda (pipes), Galician Gaita, and French Cornemuse. As he switched from pipes to fiddle and back again, he told tales about trips to the former Soviet Union, Spain, France, Quebec and Ireland where he played with and learned from traditional musicians.
Called "Stories from the Musical Realms; Inspiration and the Music Between the Notes," his playing and well-told tales "illuminate the often supernatural sources of inspiration that give music its magic," as his website says.
Carr also gave the audience a taste of his CD in progress, "Fiddle Fables," as well as a new story based on a Czech Opera from the 1930s entitled, "Schwanda the Bagpiper."
In response to a standing ovation, Carr capped his energetic two-hour performance by playing a set of soulful Spanish fiddle pieces that truly illustrated what he calls "the spiritually lucrative field of traditional music."
MENDOCINO BEACON 1/10/2010
" Kevin Carr is one terrific musician: fiddles, bagpipes, whistles, drums, you name it. He also has one of the most engaging stage presences I have ever seen. As long as he doesn't start playing the harp, I should be okay"
PATRICK BALL, nationally know storyteller and harpist
Anyone who has had the opportunity to hear Kevin perform knows that of which I speak. Kevin sang, he fiddled, he piped ( on Uilleann and Galician pipes). No doubt we were seeing a snapshot of Kevin's considerable ouevre. How do you follow an act like that?
Piper's Review , winter 2011
"You did a fantastic job - it was funny, cool, and the best!" Troy and Room 15, El Carmelo school, Atherton CA
"What a storyteller you are!!" - Palo Alto Children's Librarian
" The stories were magical" - Freight and Salvage coffeehouse, Berkeley, CA
" You are the best storyteller in the world" - Robin, aged 6