Paper Of Pins is Swan & Dyer’s 7th album and has all their usual elements; refreshing arrangements of folk classics alongside self-penned offerings that mix traditional and contemporary folk with baroque, Music Hall and even classical sounds.
You can feel influences from England, Scotland and Sweden running through the very core of their creations and you can hear their arrangements drawing on the disciplines of early and contemporary music form.
Alongside their standard folk-appearance menagerie of vocals, nyckelharpa, guitars, accordions, pipes and flute you will also see appearances from an octave-nyckelharpa (“‘cello in a church”), a cow horn, spinet, harpsichord, church organ, piano and double bass. Not only do this talented duo play all the instruments here, they play them exceptionally well to create an album that has simple engaging melodies and deep complex harmonies.
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