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Dip Your Ears, No. 136 (A Versatile Viol)

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The Versatile Viol
Scottish & Irish Music
Tina Chancey & members of Hesperus
Golden Apple

This 2007 release is for all practical purposes a self-published CD; a tribute to Violist Tina Chancey’s (recorder-playing) husband Scott Reiss who took his life days after contributing to five of the 16 Scottish and Irish early folk songs here. In a technical sense, it’s a ‘vanity release’, except minus any trace of personal vanity. Instead there is splendid and lively playing, which makes this a casually enjoyable release; an untroubled delight to all who are into Gaelic tunes and/or the viol... In short: a successful musical business card for the violist. Not something to seek out as much as it is something to happily stumble across. Stumble away!

Turloch O'Carolan, O'Carolan's Draft (excerpt), Tina Chancey et al., Golden Apple