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Kathy & Bob Drage of Around Kent Folk

reviews Both Shine as One by Ron Taylor & Jeff Gillett

Ron & Jeff believe that the words of a song has to have substance and value in their own right. The song first, the singer second and the accompaniment last - which must be sympathetic and not constrain the song. Ron takes lead vocal with a strong fulsome voice that has a delighfful timbre. Jeff plays guitar, mandola, mandolin, English concertina, Appalachian dulcimer and takes lead on a couple of songs. Opening with the fine ballad 'Lisbon' going on to 'Ferryland Sealer' (lovely timing), 'Green Bushes', 'Jack Caundle' (version of Sam Hall) and 'All Among the Barley' (Ron added the 4th verse). Concludes with 'Kind Friends & Companions' which has very pleasant sentiments.


We could listen to Ron & Jeff for hours.