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BIOS (Band & Individual)


Painted Trillium is a three member Celtic band. They perform traditional Celtic and folk music that ranges from fast paced reels and songs to airs and slow ballads. Their band name comes from the three-petaled trillium flower. Painted Trillium has performed around the Mid-Atlantic as well as in the Midwest. They have been a regular part of the Maryland Renaissance Festival and have performed at venues such as: Symphony Woods, Columbia Festival of the Arts, The French Embassy, Columbia Lakefront, Twilight Tuesdays in Silver Spring, New Deal Café, World Café Live at the Queen, festivals, cafes, pubs, churches, weddings and other private events. They were also part of a feature on CNN. In 2010 Painted Trillium recorded with the metal band, A Sound of Thunder, on their album Metal Renaissance. You can hear them on the album’s opening track Wee Beastie composed by band member Rob Meyer. They released their self-titled debut CD in 2017.


(vocals, lever harp & acoustic guitar)


Kristin started her musical journey playing guitar in a youth band. Her interests soon broadened and began to focus on folk and Celtic music, and the beauty of Celtic music led Kristin to playing the lever harp. Kristin has been blessed with a beautiful soprano voice which she developed further through classical training. In addition to playing with Painted Trillium, Kristin is primarily a solo modern folk performer. Her performances include original songs and tunes as well as some covers and traditional music. She also performs traditional Celtic harp for private events. Visit her website at:


(octave mandolin, Irish bouzouki, guitar & bodhran)


Rob played piano, trombone, tuba and bass guitar in his younger years. Many years later, Rob was inspired to return to musical performance. He found the octave mandolin, tenor banjo and guitar to be his means for expressing music and for complementing Susan and Kristin's instruments. He also provides lively percussion for Painted Trillium on the bodhran.


(hammered dulcimer & Irish whistle)


Susan started on piano as a child and later added bluegrass banjo in her teen years. After stepping away from music for a while she picked it up again after being entranced by the sound of a hammered dulcimer. Susan has now been playing hammered dulcimer for over ten years. She also adds Irish whistle to the music performed by Painted Trillum.

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