The Lyon Street Celtic Band

 Irish and Scottish Music

The Band

Robert Coutu

From a young age, Robert Coutu explored different styles of popular and traditional music. He has performed with a variety of bands at special events and recording sessions. Self-taught, Robert plays many instruments, including the violin, mandolin, guitar and harmonica.

Marie Déziel  

Marie Déziel comes from a musical family. She grew up listening to Shostakovich and Mozart while playing with her Lego. By age 10 she could play the piano by ear and had received her first accordion. She now plays the violin, the viola, accordion and the piano with several groups. She previously played the violin and the viola with Parkdale and Kanata Symphony Orchestras in Ottawa. Her passion for musical instruments recently led her to take up the study of the hurdy gurdy, which is used in the folk tradition of France and also in medieval and renaissance music.  Marie Déziel is a former Spanish, French, and music CEGEP (College) teacher.


Photo by Lois Siegel
Stephen McCarthy

Stephen McCarthy has played musical instruments almost all his life. He started at age eight on his father’s fiddle, took up the more socially acceptable guitar for his teen years, and played the mandolin during university. For the last twelve years he has played Celtic fiddle in various bands and at local sessions. He loves to sing and is a member the Ottawa Welsh Choir. He looks on his music as a gift to those who listen. As for that, you will have to be the judge.

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Dan Perkins

Dan Perkins is a retired engineer and project manager. He worked mainly in the fields of satellite communications and air traffic control systems.  His "day job" is now  music, golf,
and tree farming (where he is often seen to be out standing in his field).
His musical interests are varied. Over the years he has contributed voice, guitar and percussion to many groups, including choirs, as well as folk, country, and Celtic ensembles.  Dan loves Irish ballads and pub songs and enjoys the energy and subtlety of the rhythms found in traditional Irish and Scottish music.

Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel, Bodhran

Lois Siegel is a filmmaker, casting director, photographer, writer, and musician. When she isn’t playing the bodhran, she runs Siegel Entertainment, representing her bands and other entertainers.  Her documentary films cover a wide range of subjects:  “Baseball Girls” (women who play softball and baseball), “Lip Gloss” (female impersonators), “Strangers in Town” (albinism), and “Stunt People” (The Fournier Family performing stunts for films). Lois also plays the fiddle, spoons, bodhran, The Ugly Stick, dancing marionettes, percussion, and the washboard.

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