Why hire Elegant Echoes?
Elegant Echoes plays a rich repertoire of traditional folk music from the British Isles and Ireland with engaging energy and sparkling sophistication. Think Jane Austen movies - at times smooth and elegant, others bouncy and lively - their music can create a wide palette of moods. Liz Donaldson (piano), Colleen Reed (flute) and Becky Ross (fiddle) weave together sweet harmonies and melodies with lively rhythmic punctuation to provide the perfect accent to your event!
Elegant Echoes is available to play for all occasions in the Greater D.C. area including concerts, receptions, weddings, parties, corporate events and fund raisers.
Elegant Echoes plays a rich repertoire of traditional folk music from the British Isles and Ireland with engaging energy and sparkling sophistication. They have found an easy chemistry as a trio, weaving together sweet harmonies and melodies with lively rhythmic punctuation.
Becky Ross, Liz Donaldson, and Colleen Reed play regularly as part of a vibrant and talented community of musicians at the weekly English Country Dance sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington in Glen Echo, MD. That connection lead to their recently-released CD, English Echoes, as well as their formation of Elegant Echoes trio so they can continue performing together.
Each member of this trio brings a wealth of experience and style to the music. Liz Donaldson's distinctive piano style captures the mood of each dance through textures, harmony lines and exciting rhythms. She is a sought-after pianist for English, Scottish, and American Contra and Square Dances.
Colleen Reed (flute) is recognized for her natural feel for dance music, whether the tune needs smooth handling or driving pulses. She has been playing for English Country Dancing since 1997 and also plays for American Contra Dances.
Becky Ross was classically trained on violin as a child and resumed playing in 1991 after discovering Celtic fiddle music. She is known for the rich tone of her playing and sensitive emotional connection to the music. She has played regularly for English Country Dancing since 1999 and also plays for Scottish Country Dances.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
Must have protection from sun and rain/snow for outside events.
2008: 3 gigs
2009: 5 gigs
2010: 1 gigs