Kismet at St Mary's, Iffley

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’.  We formed in 2001 when Kath Lucas, Melissa Holding and I met at Kath’s house in the Cotswolds to share lunch and play some Celtic and Eastern European tunes. Thirteen years later we 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 us.

Jon Fletcher (guitar / bass) joined in 2009, so the band could spread our 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 we were invited by Peggy Seeger to accompany her in a gala concert at Pegasus Theatre.

For more info, and latest gigs, please go to our website or facebook page.