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Fictions and Folksongs mixes together fragments of traditional British folksongs with original material in a similar style. The music is full of strong melodies, with harmonies that are both evocative and inventive, and with rewarding parts for each player.
The first piece of the set, Dover, is quick and robust, and full of contrasts. Next comes The West Country Mermaid, with its delicious lilt and evocative mood. The last piece, Ye Mar’ners All, skips along at a fast pace, with brighter passages set against more passionate and dark material.