Celtic taught herself to play the guitar in 1971 when she was 13 years old. Her first performance was at an 8th grade talent contest, for which she sang Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee”. She spent her teen years in the middle of her bed with her John Denver song books.
When she left home to join the military, she married and quickly started a family which left little time for guitar playing. During the mid 1980’s she found comfort in performing worship music for her mission church in Okinawa, Japan, as well as singing in a contemporary Christian band which toured around the island.
She has performed in the USOs for American Military servicemen and their families. Celtic also broadcasted live on Japanese radio from the Okinawa Zoo, and Botanical Gardens. She traveled to the Philippines and performed for 5,000 people in a dilapidated athletic auditorium and traveled around the barrios sharing music with the local people.
Now Celtic is playing everything from folk to classic rock easy listening and rounds it off with traditional Celtic ballads which she does acapella on Second Life.