Celtica is a duo, performing Celtic music.
We perform several Medieval instruments, including hammered dulcimer, double-bowed psaltrey, hurdy gurdy, Celtic harp, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, bouzouki, piano/keyboard, vocals if applicable, etc.
Primarily, I am a classically trained pianist, and have taken various Irish tunes, and arranged them into hauntingly beautiful music, which is indicative of our style.
Tim Dooley is my guitarist. He wonderfully fills out what I perform on his guitar-ish instruments.
If the need arises, there are other musicians who are available to perform with us, each with their particular expertise in bagpipes,
folk flutes/whistles, etc., especially for larger presentations.
Celtica can be upbeat, or be, what we would call, Celtic chamber music.
Even though it is folk, we can be as sophisticated as folk instruments will allow, with our alternative arrangements and “early music” interests.
We are a unique show/presentation, with interesting information about the historic instruments and tunes. And we can just be cool background music. Either way, we are a one-of-a kind and memorable performance.
Tim Dooley (Guitar, Mandolin, Irish Bouzouki, Bodhran Drum, Vocals),
Tammera Lane (piano/keyboard, hammered dulcimer, double-bowed psaltery, hurdy gurdy, brass wire-strung Celtic harp, field organ, vocals),
Clancy Clements (variety of bagpipes, penny whistles/folk flutes, guitar, bodhran),
Tom Lozano (hurdy gurdy, guitar, percussion)