Rowan performs Celtic and Traditional Folk songs and tunes as well as original compositions, using Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Quatro-Octave Mandolin, Celtic Harp, Harmonica, Claw-Hammer banjo, and more.
Patrick McKenzie, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist from Burlington, VT
Greatly influenced at an early age by the New York City folk movement of the 1960’s, Patrick fell in love with the ability of songs and tunes to influence each person’s life. Writing songs based upon Vermont’s great history has been a passion over the years including exploring the transatlantic relationship between American “Old Time” music, and the traditional music of Ireland and the British Isles.
Katelyn McKenzie, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist from Burlington, VT
Katelyn has been listening and playing Rock and Folk music from an early age. She spent two years at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is one of the founding members of the folk group, “The Croppies.”
Marshall Paulsen, clawhammer banjo and vocalist from Richmond, VT
Marshall brings nearly four decades picking the five string calwhammer banjo. He was influenced by Vermont’s own Peter Sutherland, Marshall has played with numerous ensembles including, Bread and Puppet Resurrection Circus Band, Dead Tree Standing, the Capon Springs String Band, and most recently Longford Row.
Graham Parker, fiddle player from Ludlow, VT
Orinally from Sheffield, England, Graham began playing Celtic music with Bodger’ Mate in Leicester, England. Graham moved to Vermont in 1982 and found Gypsy Reel. He went on to record eight albums and has toured around the world with Gypsy Reel. Going on 35 years, Gypsy Reel still tours, but Graham appreciates the eclectic material he’s able to augment with his appearances with Rowan.