About the Band
The Mountain Laurels began performing in the High Country of North Carolina in 2008. The founding members included Rhonda Lorence on violin, Connie Woolard on hammered dulcimer and Elaine Gray on guitar. Dr. Suzi Mills (bass & vocals) joined the group along with Lauren Hayworth on banjo, whistle, and vocals. This iteration of the group produced their first CD of traditional Celtic and folk music in 2012.
Edge of the Dance
The Mountain Laurels added the talents of Dr. Louise Keegan on Irish flute and whistle. Their second CD continues the traditional Celtic music with an added dimension of updated studio equipment and the skills of Rhonda's sound engineering.
Coming Soon 2023
The band will be in the studio working on their third album entitled "Overlook Ahead" to be released in early 2023. This concept album will feature original instrumental tunes inspired by Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks and scenic locations in the High Country of North Carolina