These traditional songs, gathered from many sources, water my roots.
Many of these songs, collected in the mountains of
Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky, are well known.
Other songs, collected in the mountains of New England and
New York State, are less well known.
All of the songs reach back to an older Anglo/Celtic source
and have developed richly wherever they have flowed.
I am proud to be part of this stream of music.
[A writer and dance caller, traditionally influenced
a capella singer Pamela Goddard lives in Ithaca, NY.
For the past 30 years she's learned traditional songs
from both sides of the Atlantic and is now focusing
on the songs of New York State and New England.]