Saskia
Tomkins

Steafan & Saskia

Saskia from the UK, & Steafan from Ireland, moved to Canada in 2007 with 3 children and over 800 instruments! After 22 years of playing together, and many sessions under their belt for other people, Steafan & Saskia released their first duo album called “Moorchild”.

Between them, Saskia & Steafan have played with thousands of artists both live and recorded, including Uriah Heep, Loreena Mckennit, Bjork, Depeche Mode, The Band of Hope (with Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick), SinÉ , The Afro-Celt Sound System, Oliver Schroer, David Newland (in his project Northbound Passage), and most recently Sultans of String, George Crotty, Shannon Linton and MEDUSA.

They have been session musicians on TV shows which include Relic Hunter, Earth Final Conflict, Murdoch Mysteries, Copper, Cabinet of Curiosities (Del Torro) and Friends (the one with Ross’s Wedding). Together they worked on developing the Celtic music for the hit Broadway show “Come from Away”.

Steafan is the author of bestselling books “The Bodhran Book” and “The Low Whistle Book”. With his other hat, Steafan is a TD and sound/lighting tech for theatres (and a very useful person to have around.

Click here for unlisted show-reel on the Tube.

All tracks below from our album Moorchild, available in it’s entirety on Bandcamp.