Formed in Lawrence, KS in 1997.

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Past shows


Sound description: Rowan's music is characterized by high-powered jigs and reels intertwined with traditional and original songs with beautiful three-part harmonies. The music reflects their eclectic influences while highlighting the natural energy and beauty of traditional Celtic music.

Influences: Celtic, World Beat, Jethro Tull, Natalie MacMaster, Tom Waits, Dougie Maclean, Richard Thompson


Folk / Singer-songwriter


Name Released Label
No album artwork So Many Tunes, So Little Time 1998 Self-Released
Album cover Grandfather's Horse 1999 Self-Released
Album cover Current 2002 Self-Released


Rowan combines traditional Celtic fiddle tunes with our own original music and contemporary folk songs by artists such as Richard Thompson. Our music reflects each member's individual influences and produces a sound that brings out the natural energy and beauty of Celtic and contemporary folk music, including pairing meaningful lyrics with high-powered jigs or reels and slow airs.

Our new album, "Current" (released July, 2002) has received radio airplay in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Canada, as well as in more than a dozen states throughout the USA.

Our name comes from the Rowan tree, which has traditionally been considered among the Celtic people to be a powerful source of spiritual strength and protection from evil.