The Kilt Lifters

An eclectic blend of traditional Celtic Folk Music with a Rock and Roll twist, The Kilt Lifters offers a unique music experience based in Kona, Hawai’i. Featuring Chris Carr on Flute, Guitar and vocals with Mark Caudill on Violin, the Kilt Lifters will get you lifting you glasses and spirits!

Chris Carr

At the tender age of 12 years old Chris received a hand-me-down Washburn electric guitar from his older brother and thus began a life long love affair. Already a student of music, playing flute and singing in choir, Chris’ primary instrument quickly became the guitar. Chris has spent most of his lifetime studying guitar and music, pulling from an incredible variety of inspirations which have culminated into his unique progressive folk sound.

From the Big Island of Hawaii, Chris pursues his musical passions from his home recording studio, from the Lanai, from the beach or wherever the Island takes him. Instruments include: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Flute, Piccolo, Cow Bell, Piano, Hand Percussion.

Mark Caudill

Originally from Massachusetts, Mark grew up studying the violin from an early age. While living in Charlotte, North Carolina, he had the opportunity to study Irish/Scottish/Old Tyme fiddling, which rekindled his enthusiasm and love for musical performance. Mark toured the Renaissance Faire circuit for five years with Cantiga. Mark now resides on the Big Island of Hawai’i where he plays classical violin with the Orchid Isle Orchestra, as well as fiddling for Contra dances and The Kilt Lifters!

Jack Martin

Jack Martin served as the principal fiddle player for the Kilt Lifters until his passing in January of 2016. His music will forever be in our hearts.

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