Susan Boyer Haley

Susan Boyer Haley is a fourth generation American folk musician. Both sides of her family were musical and her love of traditional music began in childhood. A native of Missouri, Susan has spent the past thirty years settled in the Deep South. Susan learned to play the mountain dulcimer from her father, learned to sing from her mother, and learned to play the psaltery from her uncle. Her repertoire of folk music draws on the traditional music of America, her Celtic roots, the Missouri music tradition, and Appalachia.

Susan makes her home with her husband of thirty seven years, Bill, who plays frailing style banjo. The Haleys have two grown sons who live in Safety Harbor, not far from the couple's home in Clearwater, Florida. The Haleys have a granddaughter who is a Florida native.

Susan has a long history as a performer, teacher/instructor, and purveyor of things Celtic, relating a variety of Celtic songs and ballads; she shares stories of her musical family, (from both sides of her family,) who came to America from Scotland and Ireland, to build a better life.