"Naomi's Fancy" is a music group based out of Traphill, NC. The group plays traditional Irish and Scottish music, with some rock influences. The group was formed in October of 1997 as a jam session, and played their first gig in November of that year. They have stayed quite busy since then.
The group currently consists of five members - Naomi Orr, Stanley Widener, Randy Candelaria, Michael Higgins and Craig Sexton. Naomi plays the harp, flutes, and penny whistle. Randy plays the fiddle, bodhran, octave mandolin and mandolin. Craig plays the guitar, mandolin, bodhran, and concertina, Michael plays bodhran, conga, djembe and various other percussion instruments. Stanley plays the bouzouki, guitar, tenor banjo, and penny whistle (although not all at the same time).
"Naomi's Fancy" has played widely throughout Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee. They have entertained at many various bars, coffeehouses, parties, weddings, colleges, contradances, and festivals. Their credits also include playing at the Festival Of Nations at Dollywood, The Sycamore Shoals Celtic Fest, Historic Bethabara Park, for the Irish Festival sponsored by Wake Forest Press, the High Point Theater, Dorton Arena, the "Dance of Nations" at VA Tech, local cable TV specials including the "Song Of The Mountains" concert and television series for PBS, and for the "Celtic Winds" radio program on NPR.