Kismet play songs and tunes inspired by the land and a wild feminine soul. We also play for Ceilidhs!
We are rather proud of our latest album, Feast. (Available from our website ).
Here is a video of one of my favourite tracks from Feast: Seed.
Kismet started out as ‘3 women, 3 voices, many instruments’. They formed in 2001 when Kath, Jackie and Melissa met at Kath’s house in the Cotswolds to share lunch and play some Celtic and Eastern European tunes. Twelve years later they have produced four CDs, put on uncountable local concerts and ceilidhs, delivered two major community composition projects with funding from BBC and Arts Council, alongisde bringing up 5 children between them.
Jon Fletcher (guitar / bass) joined in 2009, so the band could spread their wings into providing ceilidhs. While these have been very popular, especially the unique ‘Day of the Dead Ceilidh’, Kismet has continued to write new material for intimate concerts too. In 2012 they were invited by Peggy Seeger to accompany her in a gala concert at Pegasus Theatre.