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Laura & the Lads
Laura & The Lads is a collection of upbeat music showcasing Laura's well known skills on the various pipes, flutes and whistles she has in her arsenal, rounded off by concertina and her lovely singing voice. Laura is backed on this recording by the larger band of "Lads", featuring Brian Miller (guitar), Django Amerson (fiddle), Michael Bissonnette (percussion), Sean Egan (clarinet) and John Wright (bass). Lively artwork from famous illustrator and New Yorker cartoonist John O'Brien boosts the music's spirited message.
Evidence is a collection of songs, airs and waltzes from many different sources (Irish, Scots Gaelic, French, English, and from Dáithí Sproule, and Laura herself), all in a musical mood both calm and bright. The album features guest appearances from Dáithí Sproule (of Altan - guitar and vocals), Dean Magraw (guitar) and harpist Andrea Stern, as well as Brian Miller (guitar), Sean Egan (clarinet), Dick Rees (accordions) and John Wright (bass). A stunningly beautiful album.
Heigh Ho, The Green Holly
A compilation of Christmas classics (selections from "Celtic Holiday" and "Yuletide Bagpipes"), lovely carol melodies arranged with traditional Irish and Scottish music for an array of instruments, including wooden flutes, pipes, whistles, concertina, fiddle and harp plus horns and percussion. Launched in 2015.
Ye Banks and Braes - Songs and Music of Robert Burns
"Ye Banks and Braes" is the long awaited duo album from Ross Sutter and Laura MacKenzie. It features two voices with guitar, flutes, pipes, whistle, concertina and bodhran. Lovely harmonies and arrangements of songs and music associated with the works of the beloved Scots poet, Robert Burns.
Music of Ireland, Scotland and Minnesota on flutes, whistles, pipes, concertina, guitar and two voices, from master guitarist and singer Dáithí Sproule (of Altan) and Laura MacKenzie. "Some of the finest traditional music you'll hear" - Irish American News
Harpist Andrea Stern and wind player Laura MacKenzie present traditional Irish and Scottish music featuring Celtic harp, wooden flutes, pipes, whistle and voice. This album is a compilation selected from various projects.... "A rich spectrum of sound, from radiant to reflective."
A Celtic band steeped in tradition yet daringly original, Piper's Crow presents top-notch instrumental and vocal prowess and an array of instruments including flutes, bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, and autoharp....... "A quartet of dazzling virtuosos"- City Pages
The Master's Choice
Featuring well-loved button accordion player Martin McHugh (of Co. Roscommon and St. Paul, MN) with Laura MacKenzie (flute, whistle, concertina) and Dáithí Sproule (guitar). A wonderful collection of traditional Irish music - Martin has influenced and encouraged an entire generation of players in Minnesota!
From Uig to Duluth
Scots Gaelic music and song, accompanied by Dáithí Sproule (guitar) and Andrea Stern (harp), with Laura on vocals, adding flutes, whistles, concertina and Scottish Smallpipes to the arrangements. A very special collection of beautiful music, sourced mainly from field recordings, with a special connection to Scottish heritage in Minnesota.
A Celtic Christmas collection of timeless classics arranged for an array of traditional instruments, including flutes, pipes, harp, fiddle, guitar and percussion. Great arrangements, from joyous to contemplative.
Traditional Christmas and Yuletide favorites, arranged with Celtic music for a variety of bagpipes, with flutes, fiddle, concertina, harp, guitar and piano, plus horns and bass. Unique and varied arrangements. (Laura's Favorite!)