CD Review by Paul Burgess
Usually an album containing performances from a large group of 10 to 18-year-olds can be summed up with friendly words as providing a worthwhile memento for those people buying it at one of their concerts. Not this one.
It’s far better than that - in fact it’s the other way round: hopefully people buying this excellent CD will be motivated to go and search out one of their impressive live performances.
This is a vital, exuberant and entertaining programme performed with a skill and instrumental dexterity which outshines many of their famous elders. There is a wide variety of material, from social dances, ritual dances, accompanied songs and choral singing, neatly arranged and nicely varied.
Presumably the vocal massed choral items were recorded elsewhere, but I have a marvellous mental image of all 32 of them cramming into the WildGoose studio!
Congratulations to EFDSS gold badge recipient Dave Leverson who has been guiding them for over 20 years - the reasons for his reward are amply shown here. Make sure you don’t miss this one.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 15 October, 2014.