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The Foxglove Trio - These Gathered Branches (Self Release)

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Three multi-instrumentalists combine their respective musical talents and influences for the trio's debut full-length album release. Ffion Mair provides the lead voice, both in English and on a couple of songs in Welsh, whilst Cathy Mason and Patrick Dean, two cellists, alternate between the cello and guitar and melodeon respectively. Ffion also plays whistle and bodhran. With a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs, the trio tackles their arrangements in an informed manner, each of the musicians bringing to the mix their own respective influences and experiences from their previous (or current other) projects. Stars and Bells, which incorporates the traditional O How Lovely is the Evening and Glen Hansard's Star, Star, provides a glimpse into the trio's flair for vocal arrangement. Produced by Mark Hutchinson (Blair Dunlop, Fabian Holland, Walsh and Pound), THESE GATHERED BRANCHES should guarantee the trio some exposure in the future. 

Allan Wilkinson
Northern Sky

Airplay: Stars and Bells (Show 372/26.04.15)
Release Date: 20.04.15
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