Mary is a musician, dancer and dance caller. She plays piano for several Scottish, Ceilidh, Contra and English dance bands; in addition, she is a Concertina and Hammered Dulcimer player.
In 2008, Mary was recorded playing piano backup for Bernie Stolls latest CD - "Hammered Dulcimer Sampler". Mastered by Larry Moser, at his studio in Huntington, NY. To purchase one, click CD's..
Mary is an RSCDS-certified Scottish Country Dance Teacher, and has been the leader and artistic director of several dance troupes, including the RSCDS Demonstration Team and the Mary Morrisson Dancers. She has put together shows and performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Poets Den Theater, Big Gray, as well as numerous Scottish events and celebrations. She teaches regularly at Scotia and the NY RSCDS.
Her former students, members of the NY Celtic Dancers, choreographed and danced the dance "The Mary Morrisson Reel" as a tribute to her. See it on YouTube Mary Morrisson Reel.
Mary is a Scottish Country, Ceilidh, and English dancer. In addition to piano, she also plays traditional music on the English Concertina and Hammered Dulcimer.
Contact Mary to learn to play traditional Scottish and contra dance music.
Mary's husband, Ed, often joins to help call and demonstrate ceilidh dances and play alto recorder. These pictures were taken at the 2005/2006 Scottish Westchester Hogmanay (New Year's Eve) Dance.
Mary is the keyboard player in the following bands: