The Parlourtones formed in 1999 when bass, Barry Keefe, conceived the idea of this unique quartet. Barry credits his interest in Victorian parlour music to sitting in his Aunt Margaret Lalor's living room with his family while she, at the piano, led them in some of the familiar old songs. Barry is joined by soprano Karen Buckley, tenor Charlie Buckley, and alto Marcia Dunlap. The group is based in historic, Victorian Cape May, New Jersey. In fact, much of the ensemble's authentic Victorian repertoire has been unearthed from the archives of the Emlen Physick Estate. Since it's inception, The Parlourtones have specialized in music of the Victorian Era, performing as both an accompanied and 'a cappella' quartet.