The Good Thymes Ceilidh (kay-lee)
Band formed in 2008 from members of the Knoxville Scottish Music Club. We play fiery Scottish tunes (jigs, reels, strathspeys, waltzes, and lovely slow airs). The band is comprised of five musicians: three fiddles, a guitar, and hammered dulcimer...often changing up the sounds with penny whistle, bodhràn, mandolin, vocals, and occasional step dancing. This group shares their love of Scottish music and performs repertoire that illustrates the shared influences on the old time traditional music often enjoyed in Appalachia and beyond.
The Good Thymes Ceilidh Band
Traditional Scottish Music
Our first CD is now available!!!
Michael Dodge - fiddle/ He is a native of Nova Scotia and brings this style of fiddle music to the band.
Jenny Boyd - fiddle & mandolin/ She is the owner of Boy'd Jig and Reel: A Musical Pub
Alicia Luttrell- fiddle, whistles, bodhràn, dancing/ She is a native of Maryvile, TN and has played violin/fiddle since 1985.
David Pickens- guitar and MC is the leader of the Scottish session at Boyd's Jig and Reel.
Brenda Hamilton-hammered duclimer/ She receives the most questions about her instrument!
Mary Dodge-band photographer