||Peter Walker (bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, vocals)|
Raised in Texas, Peter began studying the Highland bagpipes in 2001, and brushed sixteen years of dust off his violin
to study Scottish fiddle from Elke Baker in 2002. More recently, he has studied Gaelic - and sings the Tailors' Gaelic
songs - and the wire-strung harp.
Peter plays with the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums, solo, and with
other local bands. he has competed
on both fiddle and bagpipes, ranking 4th overall in EUSPBA Grade IV Sr. in 2006, and has twice competed in the US National
Scottish Fiddle Championships. He also instructs, plays for dances, also performs historical reenactments as an
18th century Jacobite.
Peter brings his love of high
energy dance tunes and strong musicological background to the band.
Peter lives in Springfield, VA.
||Kaitlyn Likas (fiddle, vocals, Highland & Irish Dance)|
Kaitlyn Likas is an award-winning fiddler and Irish/ Scottish dancer based in the Washington
DC area. From an early age, Momma Likas ingrained in Kaitlyn and her siblings an awareness and appreciation of their cultural
heritage. You might have seen her sawing on strings, and dancing on swords with the well-known Irish sister
group, "The Wild Irish Roses", along with The Charm City Saints, Black 47, O'Malley's March, Celtica, and The Fighting Jameson',
and Capital Celtic. She has graced the stages of The Kennedy Center, and various restaurants and pubs.
Kaitlyn began her dancing career at the age of 4, learning Scottish Highland dance because Irish was sadly not available locally.
She later was taught Irish dance in high school from both the Hunt and Broesler schools
in Maryland, winning various competitions and championships.
||Jim Stimson (12-string guitar, baroque cittern)|
A multi-instrumentalist of the highest order, Jim's main musical love is renaissance and baroque lute music, but his
collection of exotic instruments extends to numerous varieties of string and wind. Jim also performs with the Homespun Ceilidh Band
, solo, and in period instrument
ensembles, including the Folger Consort and the New York Continuo Collective. He also has provided music for several
In addition, Jim has edited several editions of the Lute Society of America quarterly and continues
to conduct research on various early music subjects.
Jim hails from Okemos, Michigan.
||Amy Gray (vocals, Shruti, sound)|
Amy Gray began singing with the band on occasion in Fall 2012, and we started bringing her into the
performances more regularly in Fall 2013. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio by way of Charlotte, NC, and a visual artist by
avocation, Amy found herself roped into the band by her husband, Peter, whom she also joins in 18th century
Jacobite reenactments. Raised in the kirk choir, singing has been with her all her life.
She likes her composers long-decomposed, and may be caught playing old lute tunes on her Pictish harp, but
only when she thinks no one is looking.
Amy also handles the band's booking, and working sound at our smaller pub gigs.
||Scott Morrison (bodhran, whistles, var. percussion, vocals)|
Scott Morrison is a music instructor living in Elkridge, Maryland
where he has been running his school, Rimshots, for nearly 20 years.
He teaches private percussion lessons and workshops
workshops on the bodhran, spoons, bones, and tin whistle.
Scott plays in the world beat band called Big Blow and the Bushwackers
and he led his own Scottish/Irish traditional ensemble called Dileab Phriseil
(Precious Heritage), and has performed with Celtic music notables like Billy
McComisky, Bonnie Rideout, Neil Foley, Andrew Dodds, Ben Williams, Skylark,
Donna Nomick, and now The Devil's Tailors.
Scott is a fluent Scottish
Gaelic speaker and has worked part time as an on-line Gaelic instructor a Gaelic phone interpreter.
He also writes Gaelic poetry, sings traditional Gaelic songs,
and is working towards a BA in Gaelic Language and Culture
through the Gaelic College on Skye.