Lissa Schneckenburger: Dance (MP3)

Lissa Schneckenburger

Lissa Schneckenburger at Banjo Jims, New York, NY June 2009. Photo by Ahron R. Foster.

Fiddlefreak’s favorite New England elfin fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger will release her new collection “Dance” (Footprint Records FR2010) on September 8. This release serves as a twin companion to her last record “Song,” reviewed in May of  2008 by Fiddlefreak here. Yeah OK, so it took her a while—hey, she’s a busy girl and it was worth the wait!

Here we find a brilliant bevy of heart-lifting reels, jigs and hornpipes culled from the New England contra dance tradition, which means mostly English, Scottish, and Irish tunes, with three newer compositions thrown in to good effect. Gotta love the lush modern arrangements from an impeccable all-star backup band that includes her husband Corey DiMario (Crooked Still) on bass and rising star Bethany Waickman on guitar. Somehow they strike the perfect, delicate balance between traditional roots and contemporary aesthetics. Dance is Fiddlefreak recommended: five stars and a pint of Guinness on the house!

Miss her singing? Fiddlefreak did, so he took both CDs (Dance and Song), threw them into one playlist in iTunes, and hit shuffle. Instant bliss. Sign up today for Lissa’s email list, and receive two unreleased bonus tracks from the upcoming album Dance.

LISTEN: Lamplighter’s Hornpipe / Suffer The Child

LISTEN: Jamie Allen

Lissa’s Website


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Filed under acoustic, Celtic, female singer, fiddle, New England, traditional

3 responses to “Lissa Schneckenburger: Dance (MP3)

  1. Great fiddle music. Always love it when someone breathes life into that instrument.

  2. Great stuff. Very nice sound. Hopefully my band will be playing the Lamplighter’s hornpipe… our site:

  3. Great Music, I love this Singer, She have a nice voice. and i will buy the album

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