The Independent​/​Lacey’s Jig​/​The White Petticoat

from by Tim Ball and Sophie Orzechowski

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We were surprised to find out that the The Independent is a modern composition… to our ears, it sounds at least as old as The White Petticoat! There’s no mistaking that Lacey’s Jig is a modern tune, but thanks to a misprint on the album she first heard it on, Sophie called it Lacey’s “Sig” until quite recently.


from Life of Their Own, released November 17, 2015
Sophie, fiddle; Tim, guitar

The Independent was written by Billy McComiskey.
Lacey's Jig was written by Liz Carroll (Grow Your Own Music BMI).



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Tim Ball and Sophie Orzechowski Ithaca, New York

Tim Ball and Sophie Orzechowski play traditional dance music from New England, Ireland, Quebec, Sweden, and France.

Switching fluidly between fiddles, guitar, and piano, their music is in turns lively, earnest, and evocative, and brings the best out of the living tradition.
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