Craig Markley is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and session musician. Coming from a varied background of folk, rock, blues, and jazz, he has pursued an avid interest in Celtic and World music for the last fifteen years, and has appeared on many recordings. Craig's compositions have been used for several independent films and by various major modern dance troupes throughout the U.S. Aside from performing with Kara, he also currently writes and performs with the popular World/Celtic music band, Lone Raven, and the Pauken/Harris based-band, Sirens. In addition, he and longtime friend, David Reddick, were the founding members of the popular Celtic band, Stark Raven. Craig is also an accomplished recording engineer, and his LRM Studio is sought after by many local artists for recording their demo and CD projects.