Ladies of the Lake specialize in traditional Celtic instrumental music and ballad singing. They have performed for many years as a group and as individuals in their home state of Maine and beyond. The band’s name is inspired by a Maine contra dance that has been enjoyed by dancers and musicians since colonial times. This band adds their own Maine sparkle to the music which immigrated here with the Irish and the Scots when they came to work in the lumber camps and mills of Maine and New Brunswick.
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The Ladies are top-notch instrumentalists with an extensive repertoire of traditional dance tunes from Ireland, New England, and Canada, all played from memory. Their shows include music on the fiddle, flute, tin whistle, button accordion, guitar, bodhran and piano. They are accomplished singers whose vocal arrangements feature unique three-part harmonies. You’ll hear ancient ballads, rounds, songs of the sea, and songs with a rousing chorus where audiences can join in.
Sample Track: Creggan’s White Hare CregganWhiteHare_clip
Ladies of the Lake is available for weddings, concerts, parties, festivals, schools, libraries, sing-alongs and museums. Their sound ranges from stately semi-classical tunes to rollicking jigs and reels. For special concerts the band may be joined by a Celtic harpist, a bagpipes or step dancers. For dancing, the band plays polkas, waltzes fox trots and calls contra dances. A sound system and a master of ceremonies are available upon request. Ladies of the Lake have just completed their first CD called “Follow Me Down” which is available for $15.
Sample Track: Johnny O’Leary’s JohnnyOLeary_clip
For bookings and album sales, please contact Sharon Pyne:
116 Pleasant Cove Drive
Woolwich, ME 04579