Live Music for Special Events

Sitka Hollow Strings is an eclectic musical duo consisting of mandolinist Mike Shaffer and cellist Danielle Karppala.


We play all genres of music and will work with you to find the specific balance of music for your event.  We take any requests but specialize in Classical, American traditional music, and Popular Classics.

Danielle is a classically-trained cellist, holding music degrees from The Hartt School of Music and PSU.

Mike is a musician of the folk tradition from Franklin County, Pennsylvania, who also performs as a historical storyteller and strolling minstrel.  He has a special interest in the tales and songs of the Pennsylvania Germans.