Lake Effect

Lake Effect

by Liz Carroll
     
 

Chicagoans know the lake effect all too well. But the main effect it seems to have on Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll is to get her to make some glorious music. These are all her compositions, and they showcase her exceptional talents as a player -- although she's a good bandleader, too, judging from the way the small ensembles on the disc work together. While she… See more details below

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Chicagoans know the lake effect all too well. But the main effect it seems to have on Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll is to get her to make some glorious music. These are all her compositions, and they showcase her exceptional talents as a player -- although she's a good bandleader, too, judging from the way the small ensembles on the disc work together. While she can fiddle up a storm, she doesn't mind handing over the spotlight to John Doyle, whose work, guitar, and especially bouzouki are outstanding throughout. The set of "Catherine Kelly's/Lake Effect" is highlighted by bringing in the Turtle Island String Quartet on a gloriously delicate piece that wends deftly on beautiful melodies. Much of the rest, though carefully thought out, has the loose feel of the session about it, especially up-tempo pieces like "The Potato on the Door/Mary and the Tea Bag/Perpetual Check." And when Carroll reaches back for old tunes, which occur here and there, it's not with reverence, but smiling glee. A superior, delightful record.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2002
Label:
Green Linnet
UPC:
0048248122023
catalogNumber:
481220
Rank:
137774

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Tracks

  1. The Rock Reel/The Morning Dew/Reeling on the Box Reels
  2. Anlon McKinney/Mind the Dresser
  3. The Ghost/The Hatchlings/The Long Bow
  4. The Jump Ball/Whipple Hill/How We Spent the Christmas Reels
  5. Catherine Kelly's/Lake Effect
  6. The Ornery Upright/Sass Is Back Reels
  7. Spinning Out of the Turn/Tom and Martin
  8. A Day and an Age
  9. The Tractor Driver/A Tune for the Girls Reels
  10. Oh, Bedad!/For the Love of Music
  11. The Blue Friesian/Dancing on a Sixpence Reels
  12. Hanley's House of Happiness
  13. The Potato on the Door/Mary and the Tea Bag/Perpetual Check Reels

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Liz Carroll   Primary Artist,Fiddle
Michael Aharon   Piano,Cello
David Balakrishnan   Baritone Violin
John Doyle   Bouzouki,Guitar
Jackie Moran   Bodhran
Máirtín O'Connor   Accordion
Kieran O'Hare   Low Whistle
Emedin Rivera   Percussion
Danny Seidenberg   Viola
Mark Summer   Cello
Chico Huff   Bass
Jim DeWan   Guitar
Evan Price   Violin

Technical Credits

Liz Carroll   Producer
Carl Sandburg   Author
John Anthony   Engineer
John Baker   Mastering
John Doyle   Producer
Craig Williams   Engineer
Liz Knowles   Arranger
Evan Price   Arranger
Paul Gurney   Engineer

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