Ladies in the Parlor

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Welcome to the parlor! Here you’ll find traditional American fiddle tunes and songs reminiscent of hoedowns and house dances of a bygone era, along with a few tunes and songs which have made their way into the old time repertoire ... interpreted for audiences who appreciate traditional singing and acoustic music. Together since 2003, based in the South-Central Pennsylvania area, we decided it was high time to record our groove. In 2016, we gathered in Happy Dog studio where Todd Clewell (owner of Happy Dog Studio and a well-known fiddler, himself) sat us in a circle and recorded some of our favorite tunes and a few songs. Thanks, Todd, for allof your efforts in capturing a slice of the Ladies in action. We play for contra and square dances as well as barn dances, weddings, festivals and special events.

Barb Schmid, fiddle, vocals * Sharon Sacks, banjo, vocals * Freya Qually, guitar, vocals

Suzanne C. Gates, bass

The Waldorf Reel - Ladies in the Parlor - YouTube
Oct 21, 2012 - Uploaded by Dave Kline

Recorded live at the 2012 Landis Valley Farm Museum Harvest Festival, Lancaster County, PA.

For bookings, contact Suzanne at