PerKelt is a Pagan Speed Folk band based in London, UK. Since 2008, the crazily
fast, complicated, yet powerful rhythms and Celtic melodies became their
trademark over the years of touring festivals in the UK and Europe.

PerKelt music blends together an unrivalled rhythmical synergy of drums and guitars, powerful vocals, the unique sound of sliding didgeridoo and the “battle of talents” of prodigy recorder player Paya and her Scottish fiddle counterpart Duncan. Wrapped together in pagan poetry and with a strong message of freedom and joy, PerKelt is a band firmly rooted in their skills and talent, yet elusively beyond physical limits…

With four critically acclaimed albums released to date, various awards received from the music industry, hundreds of performances all over Europe, and countless dedicated fans all over the World, PerKelt are:

Paya Lehane: recorders, vocals, percussion

Stepan Honc: guitar, vocals

Duncan Menzies: fiddle, vocals

David Maurette: drums, percussion

Jay Fraser: sliding didgeridoo, vocals


2011: Musica Mardania
2013: Dowry of a Troll Woman
2016: Dancer in the Wind
2019: Air and Fire


2014: Exposure Music Awards (UK) “Best Live Act in the UK” Winner
2017: Bastaard Fantasy Awards (NL) “Best Live Act International” Finalist
2018: International Acoustic Music Awards (USA) “Best Group/Duo” Finalist


“Those who like folk music should be in Paradise!” -Darren Hirst (Twilight Dawning, UK)

“…they are energized in a way I haven’t heard before!” -Gerry Michaels (Medieval Archives, USA/UK) “PerKelt perform [with] a synergy unequalled in Celtic music.” -John Hillman (Exposure Music Awards, UK)

“…spectacular live shows and dropping jaws within the audience!” -Paul MacArthur (Celtic Radio, USA/Canada)

“I had tears pouring over my cheeks […] the ultimate form of Pagan Folk extravaganza! […] ‘battle’ of talents. Simply awesome!” -Cliff de Booy (CeltCast, Netherlands) 2019


Air and Fire official video 2019:

Tourdion – LIVE CastleFest 2018:

Robin and Parakeet official video 2021:


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