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The Scottish acoustic four-piece sing a mixture of traditional songs and their own compositions. Best of the former is a sprightly “Katie Cruel”, interpolated with an old Scots song; the band’s own “Open Water” and “The Seer And The Lord” deal with landscape and history. The album closer, “She Walks In Beauty”, moves from Byron through Australian prison balladry to a climax written by the band’s Ewan MacPherson.

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