Lake Effect

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
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: 8/20/2002
  • Label: Green Linnet
  • UPC: 048248122023
  • Catalog Number: 481220
  • Sales rank: 101,979

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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