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"...The girls put a West Virginian stamp on a repertoire they have been sharing for years and that fellowship shines on every number..."

                                                          - Sean Laffey

                                             Irish Music Magazine

"...Music as thick as a Guinness with rich creamy Celtic offerings..."

                                                           - Dave Lavender 

                                                    The Herald Dispatch

"All the students and teachers raved about your performance. they enjoyed it tremendously."

         - West Virginia Music Educators Association

"You have a touch of magic."

                                                 - Father Larry Wrenn

"I was reconnected to those memorable West Virginia hills and their counterparts in Ireland and Scotland."

                                    - Douglas M. Orr, Co-author

    "Wayfaring Strangers:The Musical Voyage        from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia"

"You are wonderful and our favorite group."


                                                     - Sharon Sheridan

                 General Federation of Women's Clubs

Our Performances of Appalachian Celtic Music

Mountain Thyme’s songs feature multi-layered vocal harmonies and unaccompanied singing. Themes range from traditional ballads to contemporary folk— encompassing rousing accounts of romantic escapades, tales of trial and challenge, historical sagas, stories of personal experience and place, and amusing expressions of everyday life and events. Our Celtic-flavored tunes include jigs, reels, hornpipes, marches, waltzes, contemporary melodies written in traditional style, and original compositions.

The Band:

Pam Curry – bouzouki, octave mandolin, autoharp, vocals

Jan Carroll – wooden and silver flutes, penny whistle, vocals

Libby Musser – upright bass, piano, vocals

Linda Workman – guitar, djembe, vocals

Guest musician Cathy Grant joins us on fiddle for most of our concerts.


The band has received several special honors including:

  • grant funding for a "Ties that Bind" study tour to Ireland to explore the cultural and musical connections with West Virginia

  • “Celebrate Women in the Arts” award from the West Virginia Women’s Commission 

  • WV Dept. of Culture and History's Artist Development Grant to attend and learn at music festivals in Ireland and Scotland

  • “On Location” project and video documentary, in partnership with Hometown Elementary, award by the Kennedy Center for the Arts

  • "Performing Group of the Year" by Tamarack - the Best of West Virginia

"Mountain Thyme is the soundtrack for West Virginia, and brings us home as surely as the Country Road."

                                                      - Mick Moloney

                       Folklorist, Musician, Arts Advocate

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