Sunday, December 7, 2014

CD Review – New Horizon, by Minstrel Streams

The acoustic guitar and piano of Matt Stuart and flutes of Rebecca Stuart come together to form lyrical, melodic music that is fit for fairy tales (that's a good thing).

The songs all have a fanciful storybook quality to them. Just like the name of the band suggests, this is minstrel music with a modern twist.

Giving a contemporary bent to the duo's olde time sound are the talents of Eugene Friesen on cello, Jill Haley on English horn, Paul Kochanski on string bass, Matt Heaton on bodhran drum, Noah Wilding on vocals, and Tom Eaton on percussion and accordion.

If you're inclined toward modern Renaissance fare, this is worth your time and consideration.

--Raj Manoharan

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