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Mary Lea

Mary Lea has long been a strong force in the Connecticut Valley musical scene and is a feature in many bands. Perhaps most noteworthy, she and Peter Barnes have played for many years at the contra dance at the Scout House in Concord, MA. She has been instrumental in making the Brattleboro Dawn Dance a highlight on dancer's calendars. Her forte, however, is couple dance music and she is a favorite with English Country dancers.

Between Two Worlds

CD - $15


Mary Lea

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.

  1. Quebra Queixo, Brazilian choro
  2. Capriccio Irreale, waltz
  3. Agradecendo, Brazilian, choro waltz
  4. San Rafael, Venezuelan waltz
  5. Aria 2 from Telemann's Partita #2 in G, waltz
  6. Piazza Vittorio, Brazilian choro
  7. Flor de Canela, traditional Mexican waltz
  8. El Sueno de la Munequita, Paraguayan waltz
  9. El Apache Argentino, Argentinian tango,
  10. Fulanita, Panchita, traditional Mexican waltzes
  11. Pacoca, Brazilian choro waltz
  12. Middle of Night, waltz
  13. Vou Vivendo, Brazilian choro
  14. Dininha, Brazilian choro waltz
  15. Por Una Cabeza, Argentinian tango<
  16. Stepping Stones, English country dance waltz

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 Procter, Jacqueline Schwab

Cascade of Tears

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Mary Lea and Friends

This is Mary Lea’s first couples dance CD. Of all the dance forms she plays, couple dancing is the most compelling. This 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.

  1. Villa Rosa, waltz
  2. Buon Giorno, tango
  3. Ebba Polka
  4. Troll Polska,Sparf fars Polska
  5. Nudeli, zwiefacher
  6. Down in Zanzibar, maxixe
  7. Cascata de Lagrimas, waltz
  8. Castares de mi Tierra, waltz
  9. Polka Fra Laeso<
  10. Morivivi-Mazurca Jibaro
  11. Zwei Kapellan, zwiefacher
  12. Tango Argentino
  13. Oscarina, waltz
  14. Moskwa, Polka
  15. Chopin Waltz Op. 69 #2

Total Time 51:19

Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, David Cantieni, Ruthie Dornfeld, Ralph Gordon, Russel Horton, Ann Percival, Steve Procter, Bill Tomczak, Mark Trichka

Gypsy Wine

CD - $15

Mary Lea and Friends

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.

  1. La Mangave, musette waltz
  2. Gypsy Wine, one-step
  3. Bethena, waltz
  4. El Viejo Vals , waltz
  5. Smithy Hill, blues one-step
  6. Carinito, waltz
  7. Schottis FR Enviken, Schottis Fr. Harjedalen
  8. LaPecocita, polka
  9. Hora Din Campie, zwiefacher
  10. Half and Half, 5/4 waltz
  11. Youkali, tango
  12. Valse des Niglos, musette waltz
  13. La Partida, waltz
  14. Mid the Pyramids, one-step
  15. Eilean Beag Donn A'chuain, waltz

Time 54:39

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

Mary Lea also plays on Full Swing, Green Mountain, Heatin' Up the Hall, Nightcap and Waltzing for the Grange

To visit her website, click here

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