Karen AxelrodKaren Axelrod left the world of classical music over 40 years ago, and has found her home in the folk world. She is highly regarded for her creative piano playing at English, American and Scottish dance events around the US (including Pinewoods Dance Camps, Ogontz, Buffalo Gap, Berea Christmas Country Dance Week, The John C. Campbell Folk School, and BACDS events) and abroad. Her improvisational playing is lyrical yet touched with humor and whimsy. Karen is a member of the bands: Alchemy, Peregrine Road, and 3rd String Trio. She also plays accordion and tours with the renowned longsword team, Orion.