Cowboy Celtic Biographies

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David Wilkie

A longtime veteran of the North American music scene, David Wilkie is the founder of Cowboy Celtic. The Turner Valley, Alberta, mandolinist has been called an elder statesman of Alberta music, and has compiled an impressive list of noteworthy artistic achievements...

Denise Withnell

Denise Withnell started playing guitar with Cowboy Celtic in January 1996, and her vocals can be heard on the most recent Drover Road CD and on the previous CD, Cowboy Ceilidh. Denise was raised in cattle ranching, farming and rodeo country, and her mother still lives...

Keri Lynn Zwicker

Keri Lynn Zwicker is Cowboy Celtic’s ‘Celtic harpist’ and is from Edmonton, Alberta. A talented and versatile player, Keri Lynn graduated from the University of Alberta in 1997 with a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction. She joined Cowboy Celtic in October 1998,...

Joe Hertz

Joe Hertz lives in Calgary, Alberta, and is the newest member of Cowboy Celtic. He has been playing fiddle with the group for about 16 years, and is also a closet (and word has it, accomplished) mandolin player. Joe has been playing the fiddle for 20 years, starting...