Band Members (L-R): Jan Epplesheimer, Karen Bjorklund, Steve Carr, Sally Campbell, Donna Kagan
Keyboard, guitar, whistles, percussion, banjo, mandolin and dulcimer
Karen has been playing, singing and creating music since she was 7 years old. She likes to explore new instruments or think up new ways to use old instruments; don't be surprised if she switches instruments during a tune. Karen says her interest in Celtic music isn't just because she is descended from a clan appointed hereditary clan pipers - it's because she loves the tunes.
Sally started with the violin at an early age, drifted away when she built a new career and family, and came back to her instrument when her twin boys showed an interest in music. She likes a variety of musical styles, including classical and Celtic, particularly Scottish Celtic (she is a Campbell, after all).
Steel-string guitar and mandolin
Steve has been playing stringed instruments since he was 12 years old and practically grew up in McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California. He has always loved traditional music, particularly the Scots-Irish music of the Appalachian region. Steve also plays the mandolin in our band.
Hammered Dulcimer, percussion and vocals
Jan's voice has been her instrument of choice for as long as she can remember. She grew up in a large family, and could be found singing and dancing most every Sunday at her grandparents’ home. When her husband surprised her with a birthday gift of a hammered dulcimer, she took to it with a passion, and is thrilled to play it as part of the band.
Recorder, percussion and vocals
Donna was born in Scotland, grew up in Wales, and emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1979. She started playing the recorder since the age of six, and later studied both piano and harp. Donna finds playing arrangements of Celtic music therapeutic, and playing in the group to be lots of fun!