The Selkie Girls
The Selkie Girls formed less than two years ago, but has already made a huge impression on the local and regional Celtic music scenes. The band (Allison Johnson: guitar,vocals, Jaycie Skidmore: penny whistle/flutes/vocals, Dave Ervin: guitar/vocals, Joel Black: upright and fretless acoustic bass, Mark Menikos: violin, Martin McCall: percussion/drums, and Linda Mudd: harp) has performed at most of the most sought-after events throughout Texas, with performances at the North Texas Irish Festival, Austin Celtic Festival, and Dallas's Trinity Hall Pub under their belt, among many others.
They have recently completed their second CD, Long Time Traveling, which has received rave reviews and has been selling steadily both at live shows and through iTunes and Amazon. Their unique take on the Celtic music tradition, built upon lush vocal harmonies and dynamic instrumental arrangements, never fails to captivate audiences both old and young. With a repertoire including ancient laments, contemporary ballads, traditional Irish tunes, Scottish Gaelic folk, and a few foot-stomping jigs and reels, there's never a dull moment.