Kathy Selby grew up in England, singing and playing both folk and classical music from an early age. She discovered fiddle music on her first visit to her in-laws in Ireland, and underwent a rapid and fanatical conversion from violinist to fiddle player. Now living in Ithaca, NY, Kathy plays for contradances and English country dances and also performs at concerts, festivals and coffeehouses. When living in California, Kathy performed with Alasdair Fraser's San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, and was their newsletter editor and a workshop and band leader. In theater, she received excellent reviews for the part of Fiddler in “Mary Queen Of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off”. She has performed in a wide variety of instrumental and vocal genres, including folk singing, madrigals, musicals, and classical choral and orchestral works. Kathy enjoys teaching fiddle to both adults and children. In her “other life”, she is a physics lecturer at Cornell, teaching "The Physics of Musical Sound" every Spring.

"Celtic audiences are in for a treat. The evening is made complete with original music performed by Kathy Selby. Her musical talent is sublime, and encompasses the folk traditions of England, Scotland and Ireland.”  - The San Francisco Gael

"This community is lucky to have some extremely talented fiddlers like Kathy Selby...excellent contra fiddler".  - Mike Ludgate, fiddler and dancer, Ithaca

 
John Lewis is an accomplished pianist equally at home playing contradances or Chopin. Raised in Alabama, he begin classical piano at age five, won a composition contest at age six, and was selected to play for the state music teachers' association at age 13. While serving as Director of the Berea College Appalachian Museum, John was introduced to the rich traditional dance and music scene in Berea, Kentucky. There he fell in love with folk dancing and began playing for Southern squares, New England contra, and English country dances. John is a specialist in Appalachian History and currently works as a historic preservation and public history consultant.

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