"...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.
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