Skylark Celtic Band



“Skylark is so refreshing and a joy to listen to. Great care, understanding and tenderness to be found on every track.”

                                           --Frankie Gavin, DeDanann

Band Bio

Three friends, three seasoned performers = a new and riveting group performing Celtic and contemporary music and songs. They’ve played everywhere from the Kennedy Center to the Birchmere, from New York to Paris. They’ve now joined musical forces to present an electrifying combination of jigs and reels, and the best in traditional and contemporary Celtic songs. Featuring fiddle, flute, guitar, bouzouki, pennywhistle and vocals, Skylark released its first cd together, Tunes and Songs from Celtic Lands, in March 2014.



Seán Heely: Fiddle, vocals

Elise Kress: Flute, vocals, pennywhistle

Zan McLeod: Guitar, bouzouki


Brief Members’ Biographies

Seán​ ​Heely​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the most​ ​creatively​ ​versatile​ ​and​ ​captivating​ ​young​ ​artists​ ​of​ ​his​ ​generation. He​ ​is​​ ​at​ ​home​ ​with​ ​a​​ ​variety​ ​of​​ ​genres​ ​including:​ ​Classical,​ ​Scottish,​ ​Irish,​ ​​​Bluegrass,​ ​and​ ​Gypsy​ ​Swing.​ ​Seán​ ​is​ ​a​ ​​U.S National​ ​Scottish​ ​Fiddle​ ​Champion​​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​an​ ​award​ ​winning​ ​Irish​ ​Fiddler. 

Elise Kress, has performed in theatre, musical performance and film. She has received acclaim for her singing and playing at the Studio Theatre, the Atlas Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, the Birchmere and more. Her cd, Present, Past and Future won the Wammie award for Best Celtic Album of the Year.

Zan McLeod’s musical credentials span many genres and influences. He’s performed across the globe with musicians from The Chieftains to the Red Clay Ramblers.  His impeccable musicianship and stage presence has won him multiple awards and recognition.


For booking please contact Elise Kress, 703-522-2866,

Seán Heely - Fiddle, vocals

Elise Kress - Wooden flute, pennywhistle, vocals

Zan McLeod - Guitar, bouzouki