Mother Daughter String Band
Lyn Hardy, Abby Newton and their daughters, Ruthy Ungar Merenda and
Fiddles, cello, banjo, National Steel Ukelele, and guitar and wonderful
songs with both old and new folk repetoir.
And Oh! The harmonies
A Brief History:
Lyn and Abby performed and recorded together in the 1970's with
John Cohen and Jay Ungar in "The Putnam String County Band."
It was in this decade that Ruth was born, into
a great old-timey string band resurgence in New York's Hudson Valley.
Later, Lyn moved to Western Massachusetts and toured with the
all-female folk band, "Rude Girls" throughout the 1980's.
At this time Abby began playing Celtic music while
touring Scotland and the US with Jean Redpath.
That's when Rosie was born and she too was raised on
many of the same tunes and lullabies that Ruth had absorbed earlier,
like Lyn and Abby's beautiful versions of "Black Jack Davey" and
"Turtle Dove." Currently, Abby performs with the Scottish folk
Ruth plays with her husband Michael Merenda
and Rosie has been fiddling in a new trio called "The Pearly Snaps" in
Ithaca where she goes to college.
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