Ancient murder balladry par excellence. Spectral hum of opener sets dark, disturbing tone: you'll travel long dusky roads to find a more imposing version of Lord Ronald, Carthy's LordRandall included. Traditional songs all, complete with Child, Laws and Roud indices. Will Oldham sits in on three tracks, not so's you'd notice.
A towering, unpretentious talent, unfurling undeniable instinctive grace.