THE SCYTHIANS were a group of Iranian people and Eurasian nomads who inhabited the western and central Eurasian steppes from the ninth to the first centuries BC. Scythian is also the name of a US roots-rock band.
The Scythians - Alexander, Danylo, and Larissa Fedoryka, with Josef Crosby and Tim Hepburn - have been called a Celtic rock band but the Washington DC-based group also incorporates elements of Jewish klezmer and Gypsy folk, into their music. Above all, there is an emphasis on danceable rhythms. A headliner on the US Celtic Festival Circuit, The Washington Post said of them. “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around, or hoisting glasses.”