Marcianne O’Day, now living in Caryville, Tennessee, met up with the Sigean gang while going to school at East Tennessee State University, where she earned a degree majoring in Philosophy, with a minor in Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music. While at ETSU, Marcianne was a founding member of the ETSU Celtic Band, toured Scotland and Ireland, and appeared on their first release, A Carrying Stream.
Marcianne comes from a musical family and first took up the fiddle under the tutelage of her grandfather, an accomplished brass player with a penchant for Stephen Foster melodies. She took a break as a teenager and returned to the instrument a decade later with a renewed appreciation for her grandfather’s musical legacy.
Marcianne works for Tennessee State Parks for the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail, and is most proud of her work with Sandrock Recordings, a non-profit record label that releases recordings of cultural and historical interest to the Cumberland Plateau region.