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Bob Harragan of Taplas

reviews The Amber Triangle by Ian Giles

This is an album that has judged its time perfectly.  Songs which were once the staple of the folk revival, simply sung, with subtle backing musicians and not a gimmick in sight.  If Ian Giles were a bit younger, we would be touting him as another of the brat pack, re-assessing the quality and simplicity we have forgotten. The songs are almost a recommendation in themselves - Thornaby Woods, Aye Waukin 0, Broom of the Cowdenknowes, Streets of Forbes, High Germany and even Peter Bellamys Yarmouth Town.  Giles voice has just enough colour to be distinctive, without being odd and he is supported by people of the quality of  Steve Tilston and Chris Leslie.  Move over, young uns.  Oldie folk lives!