The Pegasus Awards

Kristoph Klover IF HoF


Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category Group
2020 Best Performer Margaret & Kristoph


Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Group
1994 Best Performer  

Kristoph is well known for his wonderful tenor voice and his facility on acoustic and electric guitars, octave mandolin, oboe, tin whistle, and percussion. He is a skilled songwriter, and many of his original songs and arrangements have become filk classics, such as "Goin' Up the Shire", "Merry Old Inn", and "Durin's Day", among others. Kristoph studied operatic vocal technique with James Schwabacher, and he learned from Cynthia McQuillin how to include people in filkcircles and coax even the shy to sing.

Kristoph has performed internationally at festivals, clubs, universities, conventions, and on the radio for over 30 years. He was a featured vocal soloist in the 2016 season of the California Revels, and he has appeared with the Marin Opera. Kristoph currently performs in the duo Margaret & Kristoph with his wife Margaret Davis. He also leads Celtic rock band Avalon Rising, in which he shares lead vocals with Margaret and plays lead guitar; band highlights included their tour to China with the Euro-American Festival. Kristoph also performs with Celtic/Early Music ensemble Brocelïande, led by Margaret.

He has recorded 15 CDs on the Flowinglass Music label. In addition to The True Lover's Farewell and The True Lover's Return by Margaret & Kristoph, he has recorded many albums with Avalon Rising and Brocelïande. Also of note are The Starlit Jewel, songs of Tolkien, for which he sang the male leads and wrote much of the music, and Snow White: The Mirror's Revenge, an all-original musical for which he wrote the music and sang the lead role of Prince Charming. Kristoph co-runs Flowinglass Music with Margaret. He has recorded, produced and sung on many classic filk albums, including those of Cynthia McQuillin, Roundworm, To Touch the Stars, Avalon is Risen, Puzzlebox, and many others. He has recorded Grammy-winning harpist Janet Harbison, 5 times all-Ireland concertina champion Gearóid ÓhAllmhuráin, and many others. In 2010 he was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame.


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