Twin Fiddles. Driving rhythm. Fun for the whole family.
Led by Ukrainian-American brothers Alex and Danylo Fedoryka, Scythian (pronounced “sith-ee-in”) plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European, and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling.
They bring various influences together to create a conglomerate which is technically precise and steeped in various folk traditions, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience.
The classically-trained Fedorykas grew up on Ukrainian folk music and bluegrass, bassist Ethan Dean was raised on the greats of 60’s & 70’s folk-rock, and Louisiana-born drummer Johnny Rees brings a Cajun backbeat to the Celtic-Americana fusion—giving Scythian yet another dimension which keeps audiences entertained and moving. Through their music, they bring the spirit of roving Ukrainian fiddlers to their own audience; and make everyone stop for a moment and dance without a care!
We’re excited to have this powerhouse band kick off our 2023 season March 5th on the Historic Main Stage.
Join us to experience what The Washington Post said of Scythian: “[their] enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.”
Chicago’s own “The Great Whiskey Project” will open, and Trinity School of Irish Dance will make a special appearance.
The Bar at the Paradiso opens at 5—pick up a Guinness or one of the cocktails crafted by our talented bartenders to enjoy during the show!
VIP Tickets include:
- 1 copy of Scythian’s It’s Not Too Late album
- Artist Meet & Greet after the show
- 1 Drink Ticket to be redeemed at the bar during the show