Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological creatures in Irish and Scottish mythology that can transform themselves from seals to humans. The legend apparently originated in the Orkney Islands, where selkie is simply the Orcadian word for seal.

Selkie Celtic Band is a diverse group of musicians with a most unique and eclectic style. In addition to frequent performances, Playing Celtic music from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton, and other places in the British Isles, this Celtic group adds its own original tunes to the mix.

Members Instruments
Donald Shabkie piano, keyboard and Celtic harp
David Boles Hammered dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle
Davis Horner Vocals, guitar, bodhran, tin whistle
Christina DeCiantis Vocals, fiddle


Irish Trad

Celtic Pub

Pop w/Celtic Flair


Scottish Trad


Celtic Contemporary

Fiddler Folk Rock New Age Fusion Celtic Rock
  Pipe Band DJ Christian
Home Base: Greenville, SC
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Selkie's self-titled first CD, recorded in 2001. This recording features singing from Kathleen and Davis Horner, original music from the band, stellar versions of Star of the County Down, and Flowers of Edinburg.

The Circle's Edge, a collection of traditional tunes from the British Isles, along with four original works from the band. New band member Christina DeCiantis plays the fiddle, sings, and has an original song as well.