The Forget-Me-Nots injected fresh energy into the ageless tradition of Celtic music as a triple-fiddle string band actively performing until 2012. The band originated in 2002 but its roots go back to 1999, when the girls started playing violin at the tender ages of 2, 3 and 4 years old. Willa Finck, Maura Shawn Scanlin, and Ledah Finck were the fiddlers, with David Finck on backup guitar. The girls, classically trained through the Suzuki method, showed an early interest in playing old-time and Celtic fiddle music. This interest blossomed in the fertile grounds of the North Carolina High Country, where they were soon playing concerts, weddings, house parties, and music festivals.
The Forget-Me-Nots recorded two memorable albums which are still available for purchase as CDs or downloads. Click on the cover images below to hear clips and purchase music.
blooming (2010) presents a fresh collection of all-original, intricately arranged, Celtic infused, tunes showcasing the girls talents as players and their mature abilities as composers and arrangers. The sounds range from soulful to joyful, played with elegance and, at times, feverish intensity.
Fiddlers Three (2007) is 69 minutes of spirited and heartfelt traditional Celtic and contemporary fiddle music on 22 tracks, recorded when the girls where 10,11, and 12. It’s a wide compendium of tunes and a great motivator for younger musicians.