the Liberty Balalaika Ensemble

The Musicians

Chris Marshall, Director

Liberty Balalaika Flag

Folk and traditional music of
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
a specialty

a balalaika

Playing authentic Russian instruments,
such as balalaikas and domras,
we recreate the melodies
of Slavic Europe.

Guitars, fiddles, accordians, clarinets,
and vocals round out the ensemble.

We also feature Israeli, Klezmer,
and Scandinavian music
as well as an occasional American tune.

Here's a couple of snippets from some of our songs to listen to. They are in wav format, so listening to them should not be difficult if you have the right plug-ins loaded into Netscape or Explorer. Sorry they are so big, but we trimmed them as best we could.

Oj Livado, 1,047k. Takes 7-8 minutes of download time at peak 28.8 speed, YMMV.
Srbijanka, 483k. Takes 2-3 minutes of download time at peak 28.8 speed, YMMV. This song loads in automatically when you reach this page. Be patient!

We now have a CD of our music available! Check it out!

Chris teaches us musicThe Ensemble is a community orchestra based in Liberty, Maine. We are available for concerts, dances, cultural events, weddings, bar mitzvahs and informal gatherings. Anyone interested in making music with us is welcome.

We play on Gotts Island annually.

Contact Rachel Hoar for more information at (207) 622-3463 or by writing to her at 97 Windsor Avenue, Augusta ME 04330 or by email to

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