Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party: Orfeo, CD review Folk revivalist Fay Hield’s second album Orfeo showcases some fine songs and expert musicianship.

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Fay Hield has a lovely voice yet what marks out her second solo album, Orfeo, is not only the excellent musicianship - something of a given with the quality of the band - but the interesting choice of songs from someone who lectures in ethnomusicology at Sheffield University.

Andy Cutting (accordion), Jon Boden (Hields's partner and the Bellowhead frontman is on fiddle, guitar and double bass), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello), Rob Harbron (English Concertina and fiddle) and Martin Simpson (guitar, banjo) provide the classy framework for Hield to interpret 11 traditional songs.

 

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