Donations to Musicians

Below is a list of the musicians who have set up contact information where people can make contributions to support them.

The Boston Branch is committed to helping our SCD musicians who have lost income due to cancelled events. If you would like to help us support our musicians with a tax-deductible donation to the SDCEA musicians’ fund, you can do so through this online form. More information about the SDCEA can be found here.

You can also support individual branch musicians directly using the links below. (These contributions will not be tax-deductible.)

Musician Contact information
Elizabeth Anderson Elizabeth Anderson is a frequent performer and dancer at Cambridge class and at dances across the region. She is the 2016 Perth All-Scotland Fiddle Champion and 2018 and 2019 new England Scottish Fiddle champion. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she teaches string instruments as a middle school and private instructor. She performs with her brother as fiddle/cello duo Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, which tours throughout New England and as far abroad as Scotland and France. The duo released their album Across the Isles, in 2019.
Bandcamp – listen to and purchase all our music.
Online store – purchase physical copies of our album.
Elke Baker Elke Baker: her website is a very out of date website (about to undergo a major overhaul), but the contact info and CD sales still work just fine. Her recent recordings are not listed on the website, but can be purchased by going to the recordings sales page and writing a note in the comments about which CD you actually want, or by contacting her at melbay.com. Recent recordings: A Dancer's Best Friend, a Scottish Country Dance recording with Terpsichore (Elke, Liz Donaldson, Ralph Gordon) (2018); A' Ghlas Mheur / The Fingerlock / A Fiddle Pibroch, solo, short play ($5) (2018); Out of the Wood, a listening album of Scottish, Irish, Old Time, and French Canadian tunes with Ken Kolodner (2011). All older titles are also available. She is taking pre-orders for her new release, Wait 'til you hear this one! with Sugar Beat (Elke, Susan Brandt, Marc Glickman; summer 2020).
Kate Barnes Kate Barnes’ website is where she sells her three books of English dance tunes as well as a piano instruction book, a book of couple-dance music, and soon a new album of English dance tunes.
Andy Imbrie Andy Imbrie’s Scottish Country Dance band Reel of Seven can be found at www.reelofseven.com. You can find them on Facebook at Facebook, and see a promo video for their latest album.
Tim McDonald Tim McDonald’s website is tsmacdonald.com, and it has a "Shop" page with information about how to buy his album and book of compositions. He and his cello player have a Facebook fanpage, and especially generous fans can access their Patreon here.
Katie McNally Katie McNally performs internationally in her own projects, Fàrsan and the Katie McNally Trio, and has toured with Karan Casey, John Whelan, and Carlos Núñez. Her most recent album, The Boston States, has been featured on NPR (The World, Thistle and Shamrock) and was hailed as “one of the best modern Cape Breton records of the past ten years” by Irish Music magazine. She has appeared at Celtic Colours, Celtic Connections, Newport Folk Festival, and The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, as well as countless folk venues throughout North America and Europe.
Learn more at Katie's website.
Barbara McOwen Barbara McOwen: Both her Tullochgorum albums and all three of her Berkeley Scottish Players LPs, and several other albums, are now available on CD and other formats. See scottishfiddle.org/tullochgorum for all the info. Also, both volumes of The Glengarry Collection (tunes and stories from Highland fiddler Aonghas Grant) are available at melbay.com.
Catherine Miller Catherine Miller plays with Saucy Bess, Fiddle Fancy, and Wisp of Thistle, all Scottish country dance bands; Jump Start, a contra band; and as a musician friend with the Bare Necessities, an English country dance band. You can find more information about her here.
Beth Murray Beth Murray has enjoyed many years with the Scottish community as a pianist (1980 – present), teacher and dancer (1978-2000). Beth teaches piano in her home studio and plays for Scottish, Contra, and English dances. She can be heard on the CD Strawberry Jam, featuring original compositions by band members, Back Cove, a CD of New England tunes, Celebrate Fifty Years of Dancing, a Boston Branch CD celebrating its anniversary, and the Scottish CD Boston Hospitality with fiddler Ed Pearlman. Beth has two grown children (both musicians), a grandson, a dog, and a very supportive husband.
Her Venmo account is @Elizabeth-Murray-45.
Susie Petrov Susie Petrov has been playing for the delight of dancers in Boston, across the USA and Canada and in Europe since her first gig at Pinewoods Camp in the early 1980s. She has been lucky to call some of the finest Scottish dance musicians colleagues and friends and has produced a number of recordings and 2 books of Scottish music. Her cd, "That Pinewoods Sound!" will help bring sounds of the summer into your own home.
Check her website
Larry Unger Larry Unger has a new book of 212 original tunes called Further Adventures. You can find it and ordering info on all of his CDs here.
Marielle Webster Marielle Webster has been playing the fiddle for 20 years and teaching for 5. She is an advanced player with a musical repertoire of thousands of tunes and a uniquely bagpipe-like style of playing. She has performed across the US, and has performed several times with the Scottish Country Dance band Tullochgorum. Alongside her brother Campbell, she is one of the founders of the ceilidh band Celtic Beats. You can sign up for a fiddle lesson from her.
Dave Wiesler Dave Wiesler has a new book of waltzes and a new recording at davewiesler.com. The album is Thirty-Three More, by the Gigmeisters (Alex Mitchell, Paul Oorts, Ralph Gordon, Dave Wiesler). The book is Two Dozen More: 24 Waltzes from the Potomac Village Collection, by Dave Wiesler.
If you are a musician who plays for Boston Branch events and would like to be listed, send your details to president@rscdsboston.org.