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The brilliant City Waites specialise in performing these ballads and have featured on many movie and television soundtracks. The splendid Lucie Skeaping (soprano) is joined by Douglas Wootton (tenor), Roderick Skeaping (the group’s musical arranger, who also plays fiddle and bass viol), Richard Wistreich (bass-baritone), Robin Jeffrey (cittern, lute, baroque guitar), Michael Brain (curtal, recorder) and Nicholas Perry (bagpipes). © 2016 Read complete review

Fanfare, November 2005

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Gramophone, September 2005

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Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, August 2005

"This is a delicious piece of entertainment. Bawdy or brave, nautical or noxious these ballads explore the stuff of life in all its messiness and truthfulness. This would count for little were the performances merely dutiful but, even in the confines of a studio, this band’s zest is palpable, their accents and colours infectious, the instrumentation and vocal antics fusing with élan. Job done, the reviewer usually boxes away his disc never to be heard of again. Not this one."

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