The Scottish Tradition in a New England home
Joanne is fiddler and dancer from Montpelier, Vermont. She performs, teaches, and records traditional music from Scotland and Cape Breton with big influences from Ireland, England, Quebec, Appalachia and New England.
She also dances to this music -- Cape Breton (Scottish) step, Highland, ceilidh and other percussive dance styles that pass through New England.
Regarding her approach to music and performing, she says, "The tunes inspire a journey. Despite my best intentions to track my route, all I can do is go along for the ride. And I'm overjoyed to do that."