Welcome


Hello and welcome!  I am glad you are here. This site will be changing regularly so you might want to bookmark the page so you can find it easily. You can find a list of my upcoming show dates, view some pictures of where I have played and buy my CD now that it's out. Here is a link to some videos of my performances on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/bettinasolas/videos

Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I have had an interest in music since a very young age...ever since my parents would play classical, folk and traditional music on the huge turntable in our living room.  I would lie underneath it to feel the beat or just dance in the living room there.  My parents got a Kimball Swinger organ when I was a child and I had a wonderful time composing my own tunes on it and giving concerts to my stuffed animals and dolls. They were a very attentive audience!

In 2001 I received a mountain dulcimer as a gift from my brother-in-law who taught me the basics of playing it and I taught myself several songs.  I became part of the band "Rocky Creek" also in 2001. While with Rocky Creek I also learned to play the banjo, autoharp and bodhran (a Celtic drum).  We played Celtic, bluegrass, gospel, traditional, and folk music at many different venues. I left Rocky Creek in 2008 to pursue a solo venture and here I am today!

These days my musical repertoire consists of quite a variety of music. My style is generally relaxing. I play a lot of Celtic, traditional, folk, and even some more modern selections on the autoharp and mountain dulcimer, and I sing.  The CD I have recorded is called "Whence I'd Been" and is all traditional Celtic. It took five years to produce it and a lot changed in those five years, hence the name of the CD. I'm not the same person I was when it was recorded.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back often as the pages will be changing frequently. Please find me on Facebook and "like" me at Bettina Solas Music.  You can find videos posted on that page. I do hope to see you at a show soon!

Bettina ~~