Photo of Liz Donaldson, Becky Ross, and Colleen Reed
Liz Donaldson
Becky Ross, Colleen Reed

     Elegant Echoes

     Traditional Folk Music
     of the British Isles

For bookings please contact
Liz Donaldson
or Becky Ross


About Us

Becky Ross, Liz Donaldson, and Colleen Reed play regularly as part of a vibrant and talented community of musicians at the weekly English Country Dance sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington in Glen Echo, MD. That connection lead to their recently-released CD, English Echoes, (more info at CDBabyTM) as well as their formation of Elegant Echoes trio so they can continue performing together.

Each member of this trio brings a wealth of experience and style to the music. Liz Donaldson's distinctive piano style captures the mood of each dance through textures, harmony lines and exciting rhythms. She is a sought-after pianist for English, Scottish, and American Contra and Square Dances. (More about Liz at

Colleen Reed (flute) is recognized for her natural feel for dance music, whether the tune needs smooth handling or driving pulses. She has been playing for English Country Dancing since 1997 and also plays for American Contra Dances.

Becky Ross was classically trained on violin as a child and resumed playing in 1991 after discovering Celtic fiddle music. She is known for the rich tone of her playing and sensitive emotional connection to the music. She has played regularly for English Country Dancing since 1999 and also plays for Scottish Country Dances. (More about Becky at