CRICKET & SNAIL is a violin-accordion duo from the U.S.A. and Czech Republic that performs an eclectic mix of classical, early 20th-century popular and folk musical styles that transport their listeners to such exotic places as a French café, an opera scene, a Celtic dance or a Jewish wedding. While Czech violinist Lucie Carlson and American accordionist James Carlson are both classically trained musicians and composers, they formed their duo because they wanted to make music that was freer from the boundaries of the concert hall. Whether playing on stage, in a café, at festivals or on the streets of Prague, they always impress their listeners with the expressiveness of their playing, their original compositions and the surprising beauty of sound that their instruments make when combined. Come hear Cricket & Snail, something out of the ordinary, music that is evocative, heartfelt and fun!

Performing with an orchestra!: CRICKET & SNAIL CONCERTINO: At the Circus (2013) for violin, accordion & orchestra by James Carlson. Here's a VIDEO of the premier.

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CRICKET & SNAIL live in beautiful Prague in the Czech Republic. To book performances, send us an email.

We are pleased to announce our new CD ***STREET SYMPHONIES*** featuring symphony movements arranged for street playing and street-themed songs
on Also available on itunes.

Cricket and Snail: Az der Rebbe Zingt from Cricket and Snail on Vimeo.

PREVIEW/BUY Cricket & Snail's CD AT THE THEATER featuring a mix of opera, operetta and film music!

Cricket & Snail: At the Theater

Cricket & Snail's second CD **DANCE TO YOUR SHADOW** is currently available to preview and purchase on CDBABY.COM., ITUNES, AMAZON.COM and CDUNIVERSE. (It is available as a physical CD at & CDUniverse.)

Our debut CD **IT TAKES TWO** is also available to preview, purchase and download on CDBABY.COM and CDUNIVERSE, and you can download mp3s of our CD on ITUNES and AMAZON.COM.

IT TAKES TWO video preview

To view the lyrics of the vocal songs on IT TAKES TWO, click here.

for more visit the Cricket & Snail Youtube Channel

Cricket's Journey Home/Cvrčkova Cesta Domů: a Musical Story for Children/Hudební pohádka pro děti. More info on FACEBOOK here.

Papageno/Papagena (from Mozart's The Magic Flute)-Available on *Dance to Your Shadow* CD.

Flower Duet (from Delibes' Lakmé)-Available on *It Takes Two* CD.

Valse antique (J. Carlson)-Available on *Dance to Your Shadow* CD.

I. Allegro Molto, Symphony No. 40, "The Klezmer," W.A. Mozart. available on *Street Symphonies* CD.

Day After Day (L. Carlson)-Available on *It Takes Two* CD.

James plays a Petosa MIDI Musette P-800 (LMMM).

What the fans of CRICKET & SNAIL are saying on FACEBOOK:

They are sensational! You must listen to them! –Irene

Absolutely delightful! What a wonderful sense of "play" you two have!! -Nancy

love it!!! :) -Erin

Wow - great - keep recording - it is so much fun! So beautiful - just sound great together. –Rudolph

We bought your cd last week in Prague, and I can't stop listening to it, especially "It takes two", I love that song, congrats! -Ana

I've been listening to the [preview] CD every day and can't wait for the complete one! -Joy

I just received It Takes Two. Fabulous! I entertained last evening and everyone loved your music. -Irene

...just playing your CD, again and again :-) -Martin

[Fleur fanée is] one of the most beautiful tunes I've ever heard!!! -Klara

Your music style reminds of watching Amelie or Cirque du Soleil. Lovely, fun music! -Valerie

[Wren’s Promenade] reminds me of Champs Elycees in Paris. :) -Hana

[Flower Duet,] this makes me smile! –Mark

[Re: Flower Duet] How utterly astonishingly beautiful! -Vicki

Great concert, you guys! Thanks for playing. -Susan

I am a big fan...looking forward to more! -Stacy

Beautiful music indeed! -Scott

"I want both of us to start singing like two traveling minstrels about this extraordinary existence we share, as if, you, I and God were all married and living in a tiny room." -Hafiz

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