"Connie Dover is the finest folk ballad singer America has
produced since Joan Baez . . . Her soprano is shimmeringly pure, her phrasing
pristine, her evocations of ancient Anglo-Scottish, Irish and American cowboy
ballads melodically exquisite and utterly believable." - Boston Globe
"Just occasionally, a voice arrives on the folk scene that is so
pure, so beautiful, so magical, that it tells you: this is how to sing a
song. Such a voice has Connie Dover."
-The Scotsman (Scotland's National
"Connie Dover has become an American treasure who has
rediscovered the musical synergy that existed between the British Isles and the
- Cowboys and Indians Magazine
Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as "the finest folk ballad singer America
has produced since Joan Baez," Connie Dover is a singer, poet and Emmy
Award-winning producer and composer. Her soaring, crystal-clear voice and
inspired arrangements of the music of Scotland, Ireland and early America
display a depth and breadth of range that have established her as one of the
world's pre-eminent traditional singers.
Connie performs in concert, on radio and television around the
world, and she has been a featured guest on NPR's Weekend Edition, A Prairie
Home Companion, and the Thistle and Shamrock. She has released four
critically-acclaimed solo albums, and her music can be heard on many soundtracks
and recordings of folk and world music. She is a recipient of the Speakeasy
Prize in Poetry and the Yellowstone and Teton Song Contest Grand Prize.
Connie was born in Arkansas and raised in Missouri. She studied
at Oxford University, and she has researched music from Edinburgh, Scotland to
Miles City, Montana. Connie spends her summers cooking on a ranch in northwest
Wyoming, and she is a cook and guide at a remote winter camp in Yellowstone
It was around Wyoming campfires, trading songs with old-time
cowboys, where Connie discovered that the ancient ballads she learned in
Scotland were still being sung on cattle trails in the Rocky Mountains.
Nature is a constant theme in Connie's music. Her enchantment
with the enduring quality of traditional songs and her exploration of the
interplay of Celtic and American music inspire her creative work. Her instinct
for capturing the emotional core of each song and her love for the high plains
and mountains of the American West paint the broad landscape of her music.
sings with exquisite longing. . .Connie Dover possesses that most rare of
instruments, a voice so evocative, so perfect that it makes other voices pale in
comparison. Hers is a universal voice, so steeped in tradition that it conjures
images of Scotland, of Ireland, of Appalachia, of the Old American West. . . . a
consummate singer." - Old West Journal