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Mick Tems, Taplas
Mary Humphreys and Anahata
Floating VersesWildGoose WGS 322
Mary and Anahata live in East Anglia and are part of the East Anglian pub session culture. They were struck by the number of songs and tunes which, according to north Wales exile Mary - who sang the occasional song in Welsh at one of their memorable gigs - have been languishing in printed collections, but are only rarely performed. Don't believe all that old guff about the quality of a piece is its passport to popularity! They serve up startlingly beautiful and thoughtfully arranged material. Mary has a unique, enthusiastic voice which lures and cajoles the listener. Anahata is a musical wizard (and an empathetic accompanist) in everything he touches, be it cello, melodeon or anglo-concertina.