Boston, Massachusetts, USA

alt-trad folk band with beautiful vocals and driving fiddle tunes


ANNALIVIA is one of the latest hip young alt-traditional bands to emerge to from the potent Boston fiddle music scene. The acoustic quartet features the beautiful voice of Liz Simmons, a New Hampshire native and protegé of famed Irish singer Karan Casey. Liz has performed with the group North Cregg from Co. Cork, as well as the U.S. based band The Sevens. Liz is joined by fiddle ace Brendan Carey Block (formerly of the Glengarry Bhoys), guitarist/vocalist Flynn Cohen (who has toured and recorded with John Whelan, Adrienne Young, Aoife Clancy, Halali, Cathie Ryan, and others), and bass player/banjo picker Stuart Kenney (Wild Asparagus, Airdance, Karen Tweed). Together, their music combines Anglo-Celtic ballad singing and fiddle music traditions with their North American counterparts—Appalachia and Cape Breton–all with a groove-centric contemporary flair.


Annalivia (to be released Autumn 07)
Liz Simmons 'The Whole World Round'
Flynn Cohen 'Mellow Yell'
Flynn Cohen 'Dead String Rhythm'
Stuart Kenney 'Undertoe'

Set List

typical concert is two 45-minute sets.
Our shows consist of a variety of songs and fiddle tunes.