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Crucible Crux WildGoose WGS327CD (2005)] This Sheffield foursome brings a Northern dourness to Brit?folk that distinguishes it from its jollier Oxfordshire contemporaries. Whether belting out fourpart harmonies, picking through morris tunes, or re?animating 17thcentury broadside ballads, Crucible exudes a roughness that conveys honest feeling and a smoothness that has no truck with slickness. The use of melodeon and pipes conjures an archaic mood that smells pleasantly of wood smoke
and leather.