Sally Goddard grew up in London, England, at the time of the folk revival of the 60s and 70s, when folk clubs sprang up in pubs all around the country, and folk music became accessible to anyone with the price of a pint. From that time onwards, she was captivated by the traditional songs of the British Isles and although she plays guitar, bodhran, concertina (and sometimes the spoons) her passion is for a cappella singing of the old songs.
Sally has been actively involved in learning, playing, collaborating and performing traditional music in clubs and pubs since the 1970s, in all the places where she has lived – London, Wales, Hampshire and, Newfoundland. Since arriving here in 1987, she has performed solo, and in good Newfoundland tradition, she has had the great satisfaction and fun of collaborating with many fine musicians. In 1995 she was one of the founding members of the band Atlantic Union, which is still going strong.