The BorderCollies

The BorderCollies are a contemporary Celtic band featuring a unique blend of traditional Celtic and folk influences in their music. Their latest CD, Sticks and Stones, showcases the band’s original compositions and their ability to interpret and arrange traditional material. Based out of Duluth, Georgia, the band performs regionally around the Southeast at concerts, festivals, pubs and clubs.

Founding members Michael Robbins (guitar, bass, bandurria, vocals) and Caeri Tomson (vocals, Irish tin Whistle, percussion, lyricist) first met while attending Swannanoa Celtic Week in July of 1999. Howard Williams joined the BorderCollies in 1999 and sings, writes and plays mandolin, harmonica, and bodhran. He’s also a classically trained cellist, a skillfull arranger and a great guitarist. Howard and Michael have played together in numerous bands since 1978. Fiddler and champion Irish stepdancer Suzannah Harner brings over ten years experience playing traditional Irish music, having spent much of that time working and performing with the Atlanta Junior Ceili band as well as becoming a certified Irish fiddler instructor herself, studying in Dublin at the Ceoltori Eirann. 

“Atlanta’s own BorderCollies playing traditional Celtic music with a polished ferocity and excellent, stop-on-a-dime instrumentation.” – Ear Candy Magazine 

The BorderCollies 


Old Soul Silk Road

Playful. Evocative. Bawdy. Sublime.

Old Soul Silk Road is a high-energy acoustic band whose rich harmonies, puckish energy, and spirited instrumentation has been garnering praise since their first performance in 2021.

Their unique East-meets-West repertoire features lush vocals and driving rhythms with music from England, Ireland, Morocco, Spain, Scotland, Italy, Portugal, and France.

Old Soul Silk road is composed of four merry musicians — Rivka Levin (vocals, harp, baritone ukulele, cajon, bodhran, doumbek), Courtney Loner (vocals, bodhran, cajon, castanets), Daniel Hamrick (vocals, guitar, bodhran, accordion, whistle), and Sarah Steele (vocals, guitar, djembe, recorder).  These darlings of the Georgia Renaissance Festival are thrilled to bring their traditional fare, plus a few holiday surprises, to Fiddler’s Green!