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The Dorians

Mickey Soltys, fiddle, guitar, mandolin

                                       Elana Floyd-Kennett, lead vocals, percussion & keyboard

                                                                                   Bryan Kelso Crow, flute, whistle, keyboard, vocals

                                                                                                                 Mike Shanahan, guitar,banjo,cittern, vocals


The Dorians

The Dorians are a Celtic band from Illinois offering songs and dance music from the Irish and Scottish traditions. They have performed throughout the midwest at festivals, colleges, conferences, and schools  They are known throughout the region as premier performers of traditional Irish and Celtic music.  For over 20 years they have performed at festivals, concerts, clubs and other events throughout Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky and were named "Best Acoustic Band" in the 1997 Southern Illinois Music Awards. Bryan Kelso Crow also hosts the weekly syndicated radio music program, Celtic Connections, for WSIU-FM in Carbondale and     The Dorians are the house band for this program.



Bryan Kelso Crow plays the wooden flute, whistle, and keyboard. He specializes in the singing of humorous songs from Scotland and Ireland. He is the host of "Celtic Connections," a weekly program of Celtic music which is syndicated nationally on public radio stations.

Mike Shanahan plays guitar and cittern, and specializes in the singing songs of immigration and other historical ballads. He is the music program coordinator for the Southern Illinois Festival of Irish Music and Dance.

Mickey Soltys plays fiddle and guitar. He is well versed in Irish fiddle styles as well as Missouri fiddle traditions , and is the lead musician for monthly contradances sponsored by Southern Illinois Friends of Traditional Music and Dance.

Elana Floyd-Kennett has recently rejoined the band after a long hiatus. She performs as lead vocalist for the group and plays keyboards as well as several percussion instruments including the Irish goatskin drum (bodhran) and the djembe.


The band's vocal repertoire includes humorous ballads, traditional love songs, songs of Irish history and politics, and some old and new American folk songs. Their instrumental repertoire ranges from Scottish and Irish reels and jigs to lovely slower tunes. They have played for concert audiences, Highland games, weddings, dances, music and arts festivals, community fundraisers, elementary schools, colleges, historic re-enactments, academic conferences, and on public radio.


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For Booking Information Contact:

Mike Shanahan, 192 Amber Lane, Carbondale, IL 62902;    Phone: 618-549-3090;