Harry Liedstrand plays traditional fiddle music from America and the Celtic countries. His repertoire includes early traditional fiddling styles, beautiful solo fiddle tunes, and String Band music. Harry and Cindy Liedstrand sing duets and perform for concerts, workshops, dances, and auspicious occasions. Harry teaches fiddle in Lafayette, California. Recordings may be purchased on the following CDs.
Dos Valley Trio—Jewels of the San Joaquin
This recording is a musical heritage preservation project that showcases traditional
fiddle tunes and songs from four outstanding Central Valley musicians: Kenny Hall, Otis Pierce, Ron Hughey, and John “Dad” Crockett. We are presenting some of their more obscure, undocumented tunes as well as some familiar favorites. All the music on this CD springs from these traditional musicians who lived and performed in the San Joaquin Valley of California from 1919 to 2013.
Texas State Anthem
The Schoolhouse Reels
The Liedstrand Family—In Harmony
Love songs in praise of divinity are combined with traditional fiddle tunes, waltzes, and beautiful melodies in this musical celebration expressing positive, upbeat, happy feelings. As a family string band three generations of musicians play together to create a CD full of fun and surprises. Harry, Farrin, and Alvin play fiddle with Cindy on guitar and Terrell on mandolin.
Le Temps Des Puces
Joe Politte Tune
The Mt. Diablo String Band—Grand Picnic
Based in Walnut Creek, CA, the Mt. Diablo String Band performs energetic old time music featuring inspired fiddle tunes and vocal numbers. Harry Liedstrand is on fiddle and vocals with Cindy Liedstrand on guitar, Matt Dudman on bass, Terrell Liedstrand on mandolin and Farrin Liedstrand on fiddle. Carl Pagter, banjo, sings together with Corbin Pagter, mandolin.
Indian Ate A Woodchuck
Traditional Fiddle Tunes—Harry Liedstrand, Cary Lung, David Green
This collection of 16 traditional tunes with fiddle, mandolin, and guitar was recorded in 1973 for Philo Records (Philo 1009). The CD includes tunes collected from Tommy Jarrell, Burl Hammons, Henry Reed, Kenny Hall, and others. Featured are American hoedowns, Irish reels, a Scottish waltz, and acoustic instrumentals performed in the string band style.
Henry Reed’s Clog
Kenny Hall and the Sweets Mill String Band
This classic old-time string band performance was recorded in three long sessions in the spring of 1972. The CD includes most of what was originally released in two separate volumes. The band includes Kenny Hall on mandolin, Jim Ringer on guitar, Ron Tinkler on banjo, Harry Liedstrand on fiddle, and Cary Lung on mandolin. Larry Hanks plays the Jew’s harp on several tunes.