on 13 March 2005
Another classic from Kathryn Tickell, who gets better and better. Music to live with, revealing new nuances and depths with every listening. Tickell is quite simply the best and most challenging trad musician in the British Isles - and everything she does is worth listening to.
on 27 July 2015
A most pleasing and largely relaxing album. Entirely instrumental with Northumbrian pipes, fiddle and melodeon predominating but also guitars, percussion, viola and 'noises' on some tracks, this has KT written all over it and is all the better for it.
The selection of tunes is a delight, with some familiar snatches in amongst the lesser-known. The tempo is broadly alternating between the gentle and the more lively, though some pieces change their nature in mid-flow as one might expect from music of this type.
I have a personal treat in that track 5 'Waltzes' at some six minutes forty seconds is by some margin the longest on the album, and is a real temptation for the 'repeat track' button.