The Ladies at Play are a high-spirited and musically adventurous trio that
has been performing for Contra and English Country dances in Oklahoma and
Texas since 2008. Miranda teaches world music at the University of Oklahoma,
and performs Irish, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Eastern European, and
Vietnamese music. Her playful, flirtatious spirit and passion are an integral
part of the Ladies at Play style. As a master seamstress, chef of international
cuisine, artist, and innovative musician, Shanda adds her own spice, elegance,
and cosmic energy to the trio. Kathy, a medical specialist with her own practice
in Norman, OK, is gifted not only healing, art and humor, she has unique abilities
in the rhythm department as well. In addition to being adept playing numerous
fretted instruments, she keeps the "Ladies" grounded and steady. Together, their
talents are beautifully and artfully woven into the fabric of the overall sound
of this dynamic and joyous trio.
The band's chemistry is summed up nicely in the following statement from a fellow
musician who recently ran sound for them - "There is a real sense of synergy in
their playing. It is so dynamic, the way they each shift back and forth between
lead, countermelody, and accompaniment so effortlessly!"
With equal ease, they play Irish, Old Time, Zwiefachers, Polkas, Waltzes,
Hambos, English Country, Klezmer, Israeli folk, and Balkan tunes.
They are guaranteed to knock your socks off!