The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music.
"[Low Lily has] an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound... it’s a blend that works beautifully." —PopMatters
The afternoon will include two events especially designed for families and those not familiar with folk music! At 1pm, the band will lead a free "Folk Music 101" interactive exploration of where folk music comes from. At 2:15pm, we have planned a free folk instrument "petting zoo" where you can see folk instruments being played up close, and even try out a few yourself.
Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.
Fort Hunter Centennial Barn
5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Folk Music 101 1:30pm
A fun and interactive exploration of where folk music comes from. For all ages!
A FREE EVENT!
Folk Instrument "Petting Zoo" 2:15pm
See folk instruments being played up close. Some instruments will be available to try out.
A FREE EVENT!
Matinée Concert 3:00pm
$24 General Admission
$20 SFMS Members
$10 Students— ages 3 to 22
$25 maximum per family— parent(s) with child(ren) age 22 or under
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About the Performers
Liz Simmons (Vocals, Guitar)
"A honey-voiced singer...Simmons sings with winsome ease and genuine feeling. —Dirty Linen
Liz grew up listening to her mother sing traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America, as well as the New Orleans brass music her father plays. Since then, she has developed a unique vocal and guitar style that draws from her musical history in folk and ballad traditions as well as the sounds of contemporary folk music, and she has also become a respected songwriter. Liz performs with the all-women group EVA, Long Time Courting, the John Whelan Band and others.
Flynn Cohen (Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals)
"A versatile string virtuoso" —Dirty Linen
Acoustic guitarist and mandolinist Flynn Cohen has performed internationally with many notable acts both in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. In addition to performing with Low Lily, he can be seen on concert and festival stages with legendary Irish Accordion player John Whelan, modern bluegrass band Tony Watt & Southeast Expressway, and in his own solo project. He has performed with Halali, Aoife Clancy, Cathie Ryan, the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble and others.
Lissa Schneckenburger (Fiddle, Vocals)
"Her talent lies in crafting pendulating melodies...innovative freewheeling arrangements." —Dirty Linen
Fiddler and singer Lissa Schneckenburger grew up in Maine as an active member of the folk community and is now one of the most well-respected versatile fiddlers in the northeast. Lissa is a graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and has performed internationally including appearances in Russia, Holland, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark. In addition to her own solo show, Lissa has performed with Solas and Childsplay, and was a founding member of the fiddle group Halali.