A Year in Ireland
Leslie Harrison ’07, A Year in Ireland (Maxfield Music, 2010)
New Time Ensemble is a quartet that was formed in Ireland while the four musicians were attending the University of Limrick. The group features a guitar, fiddle, cello, and flute (Harrison), an unconventional instrument grouping for traditional Irish music, which gives the band its distinctive sound. The band’s new 11-track CD includes a collection of traditional tunes, jigs, and reels that the group arranged.
Harrison holds a master’s degree in flute performance from New York University, where she developed her interest in applying classical techniques to Irish music.