New River Ensemble

The New River Ensemble could be called a classical piano trio if it wasn’t for the fact that I sometimes play banjo with the group:

Martha Hyde- clarinet
Lisa Liska-Doorandish- cello
Brendan Cooney- piano/banjo

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We play an exciting diversity of repertoire from Brahms to Duke Ellington to original bluegrass tunes. Here’s us doing a piece I recently wrote called “None of Me”. It’s a very abstract meditation upon the jazz standard “All of You”.

Audio of a beautiful slow movement of a piece by Martha:


And here’s the 3rd movement of a piece I wrote for the group a few years back, a diabolical minor tune in 7/8.:


The New River Trio specializes in educational workshops for schools and community groups.

More info to be posted soon.