The pine forests of north Florida, the quiet of the mountains in County Down, the murals of Derry, the mix and clash of cultures that make up the southwestern United States, the crash of surf and the turn of autumn leaves on Cape Breton, voices raised in after midnight singing sessions in Glasgow, in Calgary, in Nashville, and in Boston, the colors of sunrise in the Western Isles: all of these inform Kerry Dexter’s work as much as her academic and professional background in arts, humanities, and history.

Kerry has been contributing editor for folk and blues music at, and contributing editor for folk, Americana, and world music at Barnes & Noble online. Her writing and photography have also appeared in the legendary folk and world music magazine Dirty Linen, and in Strings, Symphony, Wandering Educators, the Encyclopedia of Ireland the Americas, and other publications. Her blog Music Road is a three time nominee for top arts and culture blog at the Irish Blog Awards, and her post Irish music, Irish landscape was recognized as among the top ten best posts across all categories. She is researching a book on Irish music, and writing chapters for a book on music and food.