BOONE, N.C. — The Mountain Laurels will showcase their new “Edge of the Dance” CD during release party on March 6, 8 p.m., at Lost Province, 130 Depot St.

The group of five women is a blend of both lesbians and straight women. Though they do not consider themselves an LGBT band; they are inclusive.

Their musical repertoire includes Celtic, Americana and Classical music. They have brought their musicality to same-sex weddings and have hit the stage at Boone Pride on numerous occasions.

Those who performed on the album are band members Rhonda Lorence (violin/viola), Louise Keegan (fluit/whistle), Suzi Mill (bass/accordion/vocals), Elaine Gray (guitar), Connie Woolard (hammered dulcimer/percussion), along with guest Lauren Hayworth (vocals).


Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.