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"Scythian's enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses." - The Washington Post


BIOS and IMAGES

Alexander Fedoryka: Violin/Mandolin/Harmonica/Bass/Vocals
Trained classically, Alexander started playing at the age of 3 and has performed in such venues as the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. Of note, Alexander spent six months in Japan studying under Dr. Suzuki, the renowned founder of the Suzuki School of Music. Alexander also spent four months playing in the streets of Ireland where he picked up the Celtic spirit and combined it with the Gypsy soul of his own Ukrainian ancestry.




Josef Crosby: Violin/Bass/Vocals
Trained classically, Josef studied at Duquesne under Joe Petron and has performed in venues such as the Benedum Center and Soldiers & Sailors memorial hall. Making the switch to Celtic fiddling, Joe forms the second half of Scythian's signature "dueling fiddles" and is known for his jazzy "dirt & grit" style.




Danylo Fedoryka: Rhythm Guitar/Accordion/Vocals
Trained as a classical pianist, Danylo made the switch to rhythm guitar in order to make music with his brother Alexander. Having performed at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap as a classical musician, Danylo enjoys the free and somewhat loose spirit of Celtic music. Putting his keyboard skills to use, Danylo also picked up the accordion which he sports during the bands Gypsy and Klezmer pieces.



 

Mike Ounallah: Percussion/Drums
Mike Ounallah, comes from a Jazz background and enriches the sounds of Scythian with a wealth of experience and expertise. Mike recently earned a Masters of Jazz Studies at the University of Maryland. A true student of music, Mike combines his extensive knowledge with his Jordanian heritage, which compliments the Eastern gypsy style of Alexander. Although Mike is respected for his knowledge of music and his musical precision, he is also known as drummer who can flat out "bring it" and who can rock out with the best of them.

 

 


 



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