A bit from her bio:
Deborah White (vocals, acoustic guitar, citole, cittern, fretted dulcimer) whose rich, expressive vocals have helped to characterize Distant Oaks' distinct sound, first began performing Celtic and Early Music in the mid-1970s. She received an honors degree in Medieval and Renaissance vocal music from Dominican University in 1981 and has since performed extensively throughout the Western United States, as well as in Scotland and Ireland. A popular and engaging instructor, Deborah teaches music and Gaelic language classes and workshops in Northern California and also runs Gàidhlig 4 U, a successful Internet mailing list for learners of Scottish Gaelic. She has recorded five albums with Distant Oaks and has published a book of traditional Scottish and Irish music.