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Bob and Kathy Drage of Around Kent Folk

reviews Blood & Honey by The Devil's Interval

Three talented young people ﷓ Jim Causley (accordion), Lauren McCormick (flute) and Emily Portman (concertina) who find traditional song inspiring. They research the songs carefully and the notes acknowledge their sources. Like, Gypsy Queen Caroline Hughes version of 'The Cuckoo' ﷓ she assures them that it is the oldest song in the world. The respect for the gypsy tradition is welcome to see ﷓ they refer both to 'Voice of the People' (Topic) and Veteran Records. It's a gorgeous bit of singing ﷓'Silver Dagger will reward close attention. From 'Leaves of Life', 'Long Lankin', 'Two Crows' and the 'Bonfire Carol', 'May Carol' and 'Midsummer Carol' ﷓all arrangements still allow the voices and the songs to speak.
With young people like this involved, the traditional folk scene is in very safe hands.