Kelly McDermott’s musical career is well-established in the U.S., Canada and Europe with degrees in flute performance and music therapy from Michigan State and graduate degrees from Temple University.
McDermott talks with Stateside's Cynthia Canty about going from working as a teacher, a chamber and orchestral flute player to Celtic music.
"I started to just really find some amazing kind of energy in singing these old ballads, the old really, really sad stories."
The new album, Ancient Song Discoveries Vol 1 is available now.
Her Celtic fusion band Nessa is holding a release show for their new CD at The Ark in Ann Arbor on Thursday, December 3.
You can find out more at their website.