Madden's rich alto voice has enlivened the area folk music scene
for 20 plus years, often lending support to an array of local and
national causes. As a member of the popular trio, Second Opinion,
she has been a spirited presence, reflecting the Celtic claim made
upon her by a musical Irish clan.
These days, Pat is singing with Sally Potter, also of Second
Opinion, and they released a new CD in the fall of
2005, "It's About Time."
Madden remembers a childhood where any combination of relatives
and friends would gather around a piano, whether in someone's living
room or someone's restaurant. The harmonies were full, the songs
were endless. A singing festival? Pat is right at home.