Meryl Arbing has been involved in ballad singing for even longer than his storytelling. His grandmother and great aunt were singers on Prince Edward Island and several of his songs he learned directly from them. Currently a member of the Ballad Project, he has a fine repertoire of traditional songs. Karen Kaplan is a lifelong singer deeply engaged in ballad singing. She is particularly interested in the ballads that are not often heard and finds that the long ones can be the most interesting of all. She sang for many years as part of the trio Sweet Tyme and is a member of the Ballad Project.