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Anchored To The Time

This an all female vocal trio, Maggie Boyle, Lynda Hardcastle and Helen Hockenhull. All are very well established on the folk scene and have featured in various line-ups over the years. The vocals are either in unison or harmony, accompanied mainly by Helen's piano (although other instruments occasionally appear). The material is a mixture of composed and traditional songs. My stand out track has to be Kirsty MacColl's 'Don't Come the Cowboy'. The harmony is not as well developed as with Artisan and as with all all-female vocal groups the lack of a deeper male voice makes the singing a trifle shrill on the ear.


Ivan North.

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