Music That Moves You

Mara Shea

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A solo violin performance of Isaac Cooper's lovely Scottish air from 1783, Miss Gordon of Gight, also used for the English country dance called Easter Morn.

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Tom Kruskal's - Sapphire Sea Mara Shea and Julie Gorka
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Serious Sidebar:

For those interested in Mara's dissertation on an 1850 fiddler's tune book found in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Where in the World is Mara!

Autumn is one of my favorite times. There's a certain anticipation – of crisp evenings and frosty mornings, lovely leaf colors, perhaps even of snow as the season extends into December. This year's autumn also brings more chance for in-person gatherings than we have been able to manage for the past 20 months, even if we still need to be cautious. Music events are beginning to show up on the gig calendar again, ever so slowly...

 I am very grateful for your support -- thank you for the tip jar donations, for downloading tracks and albums, and for your email notes. I have added more recordings on the Music Samples page and in the Store, and have some videos on the Links and Videos page. I will be adding more resource links soon. If you enjoy the recordings, and would like to see more, let me know! I'm happy to add to the collection. 

Stay healthy and safe!

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A few samples of music to enjoy...

Ferla Mor - from Heather HillsMara Shea and Dave Wiesler
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Coleman's March - from NaturallyMara Shea and Roger Gold
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Miss Grace Hay's DelightMara Shea and Julie Gorka
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Dingle Polkas from Elftones Naturally.mpMara Shea and Roger Gold
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Tom Kruskal's - Sapphire Sea Mara Shea and Julie Gorka
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Check out more of Mara's albums and singles on the Music page, too.

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In 3/4 Time

Copious Notes

A kaleidoscope of lyrical and lovely waltzes, new and old, for dancing or listening--beautifully played by Mara Shea on violin and Julie Gorka on piano, with Dean Herington on clarinet, Ted Ehrhard on violin, and Walt Robinson on recorder.


All the Pretty Horses

The Elftones

Celtic tunes and songs from Scotland, Ireland, England, France, and America, spanning emotions from lyrical to driving, tender to fiery. Fiddle, guitar, and vocal arrangements of mostly traditional tunes, invoking Celtic spirit and soul.

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The Elftones

The Elftones -- an energetic, fun, and lyrical fiddle-guitar duo that will make you want to dance, or just sit and listen and enjoy.

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