Kendálin is an eclectic folk-fusion ensemble with lush vocal harmonies and energetic instrumentals. The ensemble's unique sound draws on a wide variety of folk traditions, including Celtic, Nordic, Middle Eastern and more. They blend vocals, octave-mandolin, fiddles, viola, flutes, guitar, bass and percussion to create a pan-cultural experience. The band invites the audience to connect to a sound that is simultaneously new and familiar. Kendálin is the inspiration of composer and musician Shawn Orpinela. Shawn's passion for exploring different folk traditions and playing with rhythm and texture creates this complex and inspiring music.