December 12, 2010
Galleries - The Young Tradition 
Gamely vogue-ish album art aside, The Young Tradition seemed suspended between the diverse folk currents of 60s. Neither four square traditional, despite some fine Copper Family type plainsong and a dedication to unearthing the most "authentic" versions of the songs, nor fully immersed in the psych folk zeitgeist, although Galleries enlists mediaevalist du jour David Munrow a year ahead of his stewardship of Shirley and Dolly Collins' Anthems In Eden. Soon their sound would be drowned out altogether by the Mattacks thwack of 4/4 folk rock.
A shame, as this outing by trio Peter Bellamy, Royston Wood and Heather Wood - the last of their three together - is more than worth the time of day. A blend of traditional material and early music arrangements.
Oddi wrth y brawd
mediaeval mystery tour