I showed no interest in music at school, perhaps because I was forced to sing, and later, for a while, forced to play a recorder. I did both very badly. Only after setting up on my own did I start showing any interest in music, and then only as a radio listener. A lot has changed since then, but I never actually thought much of recorders anyway as it always seemed to me that clarinets (for example) had more to offer. I bought this album knowing that it was an old-timey album of folk music, but not realizing at the time that the main musical instruments are two recorders. There is a female singer up front, but there are some instrumental tracks too. While there are other instruments in the background, the recorders are the primary instruments. No hiding place, then, for these very mundane instruments that have so little to offer .... or so I thought. I have to concede that the results are impressive to say the least.
I could quibble about Huron being in Canada, therefore not part of the British Isles, therefore track 2 doesn't qualify for inclusion unless its ancestry can be traced further back, and I could quibble about one or two other things if I set my mind to it, but those recorders have blown all that way. Even if, like I was, you have doubts about what recorders can do, then give this album a chance, just as long as you have some interest in great music presented in a simple, melodic form.