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Gypsy Rox Sound Samples

From the Live Album "Living Room Rox"
"El Choclo"
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"The Rights of Man/the Whistling Hora"
Mp3 (12,331 k 5:15)
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"Way Out At Sea" (Ky Hote)
Mp3 (6,267 k 2:38)
"Sailng Breeze Waltz" (Michelle Alany)
Mp3 (9,014 k 3:49)
more Audio
Featuring Laurena Mahlerox
Mp3 (1,376 k 3:21)
"Doda/Cantiga 166"
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A Brief History       A List of Traditional Tunes Covered       Pictures       Sound Samples       Videos

A Fiddler In Every Port

It's out!
The new album features 6 different fiddlers and thus deserves the great title of "A Fiddler in Every Port."

FIEP cover

Songs on A Fiddler In Every Port:
  1. Two Guitars
  2. Staines Morris/Drowsy Maggie
  3. He Was Fiddler/Swedish Jig
  4. Bessarabian Girl
  5. Blarney the Pilgrim/Banish Misfortune
  6. Sailing Breeze Waltz
  7. Papirosen
  8. Kalinka
  9. Wild Rose of the Mt./Finns-Pals Polska
  10. Gypsy Laddio/Cantiga 353
  11. Doda/Cantiga 166
  12. Jerusalem Ridge/Da New Rigged Ship
  13. Metsakukia Waltz (Forest Flower Waltz)
  14. John O'Dreams


Living Room Rox v.1.31

The Live Gypsy Rox album is still available
in its complete version!


Christmas Rox 2013
Gypsy Rox at TRF Celtic Christmas 2013
Ky Hote & Michelle Alany
Perform Christmas Rox at
Texas Renaissance Festival 2013

More Video Links

Featuring Lorena Mahlerox
Gypsy Rox performing on the RCD show
An original song by Ky Hote
Gypsy Moonshine
RCD Show 11/14/12
Gypsy Rox Fan Videos
(questionable quality video)
Lauren Dancing
at Texas Renaissance Faire 2012
The "Beggin' Medley"
at the Texas Renaissance Faire

       Living Room Rox was born when Daren Appelt placed two mics capturing a Gypsy Rox performance. The journey from Roxlovia to Austin has been enhanced with the addition of accordionist Shirley Johnson, percussionist Rio Blue and more tall tales. This remixed and remastered version (1.31) brings the vision to clarity.
              Enjoy the excitement, sponaneity and brilliance of a Gypsy Rox live show.

Songs on Living Room Rox v.1.31:
  1. Clickin' Chickens
  2. Rights of Man/Whistling Hora
  3. Zemer Atik
  4. Swedish Jig
  5. Happy Horas
  6. Bessarabian Hora
  7. Way Out At Sea
  8. Road to Lisdoonvarna/Morrison's Jig (Shirley)
  9. Los Bibilicos
  10. Sailing Breeze Waltz
  11. Gloomy Sunday/Butterfly
  12. Early Morning Ska
  13. El Choclo
Note: If you purchased the earlier version of Living Room Rox (1.0), let us know and we'll see that you get a copy of v.1.31 at cost...
Thank you for your support!

       Gypsy Rox sprang from its roots as a street duo of urchins into its present power trio format. Fiddler Michelle Alany joins the adventurous guitar playing of Ky Hote to present a feast of instrumentals and songs. Rounding out the family of Roxlovia refugees is the magnificent Rio Blue on percussion.

       Alany's travels took her through Israel and her specialty is Middle Eastern tunes. Blue honed his percussion repertoire at the feet of a Chilean master. Together with Hote's enigmatic out of the box guitar playing, Gypsy Rox takes on a truly international flavor. Their musical wanderings walk the tightrope between cultures, meters and tonal landscapes. Their all original arrangements are sometimes made up on the spot and no two shows are alike. The diversity of their talents make them special guests at feasts, ceremonies and celebrations in every realm they visit.

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at Sherwood Forest 2013

Playing for TRF Christmas Royal Revels 2013

Nuevo Chile
Appreciation Concert 2013
with Jim Hancock

Traditional tunes covered:
  • A Beggin' We Will Go
  • A La Una
  • Banish Misfortune
  • el Basso
  • Bear Dance
  • Bessarabian girl
  • Bessarabian Hora
  • Bianprovisation
  • los Bibilicos
  • the Black Nag
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • BlackJack David
  • Brian Boru
  • the Butterfly
  • Campbell's Farewell
  • Cantiga 100
  • Cantiga 281
  • Cantiga 353
  • Cariboushka
  • Carolyn's Concerto
  • el Choclo
  • Clickin' Chickens
  • Clock Waltz
  • the Crested Hen
  • Dark Eyes
  • Doda 166
  • Farewell to Liverpool
  • Finn's Polksa
  • Fishtianado
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Gathering Peascods
  • Give Me Your Hand
  • Gloomy Sunday
  • Greensleeves
  • Happy Horas
  • Health to the Company
  • Hey Ho Nobody Home
  • Hole In The Wall
  • Horse's Bransle
  • Hungarian Dance #5
  • Irish Washer Woman
  • Jenny Pluck Pears
  • John O' Dreams
  • Kesh Jig
  • Kemp's Jig
  • King of the Faeries
  • Little Beggar Man
  • Little Sister
  • Maltese Bransle (Duck Song)
  • Mari's wedding
  • Morrison's Jig
  • Moses Freed The Slaves
  • Mouse Dance
  • O Dat Nonesuch
  • Over the Waterfall
  • Papirosen
  • La Partida
  • Princess Royal
  • Rakes of Mallow
  • Red Haired Boy
  • Rites of Man
  • Road to Lisdoonvarna
  • la Romanesca
  • Romanian Train Song
  • Rufty Tufty
  • Sailing Breeze Waltz
  • Sailor's Hornpipe
  • Scotland the Scary
  • Sellinger's Round
  • She beg, she mor
  • St. Anne's reel
  • Staines Morris
  • Swedish Jig
  • Tarentella
  • Tell Me Ma
  • Two Guitars
  • Whiskey Before Breakast
  • Whistling Hora
  • Zemer Atik

A Brief History of Gypsy Rox

as told by Ky Hote
       Gypsy Rox began in the lanes of the 2007 Tennessee Renaissance Festival when Lauren Morris and I discovered were having a great time playing Gypsy and Celtic tunes and making them our own with fun improvisation. As you know, it's all fun and games until someone takes a picture!
Never one to waste a good promo shot, we found a name for what we did and looked for gigs.

       Our first real gig was in 2009 at the Normam Medieval Festival in Oklahoma.
       This was dangerous music - why should the jugglers have all the fun? Since she and I couldn't be in the same state as often as we'd like, Gypsy Rox became a vehicle for my out-of-the-box guitar playing to be complemented with adventurous fiddle playing.

I am lucky to have had many great fiddling friends who sent me on this road: Jacques Girouard, Owl Morrison, Michi Regier and Vicki Scuteri to name a few.

Although this was born at a Ren Faire, Gypsy Rox is appropriate for Singer/Songwriter venues as well as Celtic Festivals, Christmas shows and well... whatever we are invited to play at! The first Gypsy Rox event for Karen Lee Larson was my 50th birthday party at Banjo Jim's in NYC.

       In 2010, Michi joined me at the Bristol Renaissance Festival, but it really started rolling in 2012 when Lauren came to Texas to play with me at the Texas Renaissance Festival, bringing her dancing skills into the act. 2013 was a transitional year. Rio joined us on percussion and I got to play with 3 different fiddlers at TRF and 1 hammered dulcimer player as well. Joe Jewell (my bandleader in Featherstone) was the dulcimer player and the fiddlers included Lauren, Karen Lee and Michelle Alany, who settled in as the main fiddler of the group.
       Marta Rymer joined the Roxlovian tribe to play with me in Michigan. Meanwhile Alany and I had been working with some live recordings and on Nov. 1st, 2014 we released our live CD Living Room Rox. And on it goes....!

Thanks to photographers/videographers:
Anne Wright, Ricky Dodson, Katie Farmer,
trafor01, Thomas Gerstner, many others unknown (email me and I'll credit you!)

Ky, Steve Wood, Lauren
at Wildflower House Concert

Ky signaling an ending

Joe Jewell, Rio Blue & Ky 2013


Rio, Ky & Marta Rymer
at Michigan Ren Faire 2014
photo by Lord Paris

at the Wildflower Concert Series
September, 2012

Playing on the NYC Highline
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at the Elgin Owl

At the Elgin Owl

Sherwood Forest 2014

Karen Lee, Rio, Ky TRF 2013
Dancers at TRF 2013
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at Sherwood Forest 2013

Playing for TRF Christmas Royal Revels 2013

Nuevo Chile
Appreciation Concert 2013
with Jim Hancock