Erika S. Rabideau makes her home on the east coast of North Carolina with her husband, dog and cat.

She is an avid reader of mystery and suspense novels and dabbles in scrapbooking. Despite not being able to play or sing a note, her biggest passion is music. Her first love is Scottish-Celtic music, but she likes almost all Celtic music, a passion that grew over time into a love of Celtic culture. She is also quite fond of world, folk and any type of music that can be considered "roots." She also has come to terms with the fact that she likes many singers and songwriters from the late 1960s and the '70s. This was her (gulp) parents' music.

Erika blames her parents for a lot of her musical tastes -- especially her father! When she was a teenager, he repeatedly subjected her to long drives filled with Celtic music and information. Despite desperately trying not to like what she heard, Erika fell in love with the stuff. Little did her father know he would be to blame for creating a Celtic music monster. She now spends a lot of her free time doing research on this subject, adding more and more CDs to her collection and going to live gigs. Erika also enjoys sharing her Celtic music knowledge with her father whenever possible.

Reviews by Erika include:

Kate Bennett
Over the Moon

Choice Language

Anne Heaton
Black Notebook

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook
Night Song

Little Windows
Just Beyond Me

Iarla O'Lionaird
The Seven Steps to Mercy

Christine Primrose & Brian O'hEadhra
An Turas: Gaelic Songs from Scotland & Ireland

Peggy Seeger
Heading for Home

various artists
Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot

Acadien Saturday Night

Fucadairean Coimheach Rioghail (Fierce Royal Milling Singers)

David LaMotte

Old Blind Dogs

Opening Gala

Songs of the Exiles

Step Into the Past

Nicolas Boulerice, Benoit Bourque & Olivier Demers (Le Vent du Nord)