We are musicians in West Virginia - the heart of America’s Appalachian Mountains. Like many people here, several of us trace our ancestry to immigrants who came to this place from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, and England in search of a new life. They brought with them their music and independent spirits, and settled in our beautiful forested hills and isolated green valleys. These roots can be heard in “traditional” mountain music and probably influence the special way that Celtic music tends to resonate with people in our region.
For us it has meant a special attraction to traditional songs and tunes from Celtic lands. This, along with the many contemporary musical influences of our life in America — rock and roll, folk, bluegrass, big band, classical, country music, the Beatles and “British Invasion” of the ‘60’s — and a strong connection to our home in these ancient mountains, lends a distinctive Appalachian Celtic flavor to our music.
On our website is information about Mountain Thyme that we hope you find interesting and useful. You may purchase recordings and contact us for bookings or other information. You may also learn more about our music, the history of the band and stay updated on our upcoming performances and events.
We are often asked for the words to the songs that we perform, and it seems that our website is a good way to provide some of the lyrics. There are links for our lyrics for our most recent recording — A Smile at the Door and for West Virginia Chose Me. We will be adding additional lyrics for songs on two older recordings in the near future, so please check back.