This is Mary Lea's third recording of romantic couple dance tunes and it reflects her continued interest in music from South America. Included are waltzes from Mexico, Venezuela, Paraguay and Brazil, tangos from Argentina and choros from Brazil. Mary's fiddle is backed by a cluster of fine New England musicians.
Total Time 59.38
Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, Lise Brown, John Chapin, Ralph Gordon, Steve Leicach, Jeremiah McLane, Keith Murphy, Jessica Murrow, Anna Patton, Steve Proctor, Jacqueline Schwab
This is Mary Lea's first couples dance CD. She plays Contra music as well, but of all the dance forms she plays, couple dancing is the most compelling. It is because of the intimate connection between musician and dancer, the wide range in musical repertoire and the greater potential for musical expression. Here are some favorites.
Total Time 51:19
Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, David Cantieni, Ruthie Dornfeld, Ralph Gordon, Russel Horton, Ann Percival, Steve Procter, Bill Tomczak, Mark Trichka
Produced by David DiGiuseppe, Everdance offers us fourteen tunes for our enjoyment. They flow and you will be swept up with them. The Port Arthur Waltz and LaValse Soleil Couche leaves you craving for Cajun country. The Valse des petites Jeunes Filles transports you to a Parisian dance hall. The title track is a beguiling tune that is a tad wistful, but very soothing. Overall, this is a pretty wonderfuld CD!
Total Time 54:39
Barney Pilgrim, David Digiuseppe, Pete Campbell, Dean Herington and special guest Rob Van Veld
David DiGiuseppe and Footloose have released another great Music for Couple Dancing CD, with fourteen cuts of waltzes, hambos, tangos and more. David's marvelous accordion playing and Dean Herington's clarinet make it a special CD.
Peter Campbell, Ted Ehrhard, David Digiuseppe, Dean Heringto, Don Gladstone, Jim Roberts
Mary Lea is again joined in her second couple dance CD by musical friends from the Connecticut River Valley. They play fifteen of her favorite romantic couple dance tunes.
Musicians: Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, Thomas Bartlett, Mary Cay Brass, David Cantieni, Ralph Gordon, Russel Horton, John Kravitz, Steve Leicach, Colin McCaffrey, Jeremiah McLane, Keith Murphy, Jeanne Morrill, Steve Procter, Pete Sutherland, Bill Tomczak, Mark Trichka
Bare Necessities has created a recording of English country dance tunes that reflects their love and respect for the traditional roots of this music. On this CD they have incorporated some of the modern and improvisatory approaches that have found their way into their playing. These very fine musicians chose to go wherever the tune led them, giving themselves a chance to be more playful and experimental than they would be at dance. English country dance is a genre of subtle beauty and they have captured it on this recording. Simply put., this is truly wonderful music!
Peter Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jaqueline Schwab
Waltzing for the Grange is a benefit CD for the Guiding Star Grange which is a hub of dancing in Western Massachusetts. Some say the Guiding Star Grange is the most vibrant Contra dance venue in America. Seventeen waltzes have been donated by musicians to help raise funds to help restore this beautiful building. On this CD you hear musicians from Massachusetts, California, New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Washington. They all are first rate and so are their waltzes.
Friends of the Guiding Star Grange, 1999
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