These are energetic and straight-forward renditions of medieval tunes from England, Italy, France and beyond. The arrangements are simple and are played on authentically constructed instruments, for a sound that is sweet and without pretension. The voices are perhaps not as nuanced as one might wish, but they work well with the spare instrumentation, for an over-all effect of effortless and accomplished musicianship. Some mediveal performers push the "cheery lilt" too far, becoming almost frenetic. The pace seems right here--good-spirited and enjoyable.