About Folk-Legacy

Folk-Legacy Records is an independent record label specializing in traditional and contemporary folk music of the English-speaking world. It was founded in 1961 by Sandy and Caroline Paton and Lee Baker Haggerty. The label has produced over 120 recordings.

Drawing upon a vast repertoire developed over their many years of collecting folksongs throughout the English -speaking world, from the Southern Appalachians to the Ozarks, from Scotland and England to the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Sandy and Caroline share their personal memories as well as their musical talents in every program they present. They also invite their audiences to join in on many choruses, encouraging them to actively participate in the experience. “We prefer to sing with people, rather than at them,” they explain. “Folk music has been a participatory sport for many centuries, and we would like to see it continue to be just that.”



Interview with Caroline on the Hearts of the Dulcimer podcast: http://dulcimuse.com/podcast/resource/037.html?fbclid=IwAR2M1FOqMOkQfwlH1vh1T54Z9PIIgIs4hcKsm2bnliWFn1gSxDZr5XVkz5w

Article about Folk-Legacy in the New York Times in 1981: https://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/15/nyregion/folk-record-company-captures-sound-near-and-far.html

Article about the Folk-Legacy archives in the Southern Folklife Collection: https://blogs.lib.unc.edu/sfc/index.php/2019/03/07/first-impressions-folk-legacy-records/