“This CD takes you to places you didn’t know had such beautiful and/or quirky music. Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?” – Maddy Prior
“Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun ! ” – Tom McConville
“Cosgrave and Banks are masters of their instruments, their tunes taken from a variety of sources and exquisitely arranged and performed – a real delight for the listener. They also include some fine songs in their set. Highly recommended.” – Pete Cooper
“Their debut is very good indeed. They take traditional tunes, songs and motifs and weave them into exhilarating new compositions. Give more than the opening track a listen or better still, catch them live.” – fRoots magazine
“A delightfully eclectic album… Two incredible musicians, weaving threads of music together to create material that is greater than the sum of its parts…” – FATEA Magazine (full review here)
“This is a truly captivating CD that touches the very depth of being as only music can.” – The Living Tradition Magazine
“Weaving a patchwork of tunes that’s the perfect fit… A budding artistic partnership in the making.” – Songlines
“Gypsy jazz, folk, classical and much more for all those who like the highest standard of musicianship… seek them out and you will be amazed.” – What’s Afoot magazine
“A gifted and effortlessly musical pair. The production is clear, warm and transparent, allowing their interplay and confident musicianship to carry the day.” – Stirrings magazine
“Cosgrave and Banks gave us a fine evening’s entertainment: instrumental pieces from around the globe, intermixed with fine versions of traditional songs and some excellent self-penned material, all underpinned by top quality musicianship.” – Anton Horwich, co-organiser, Folk On The Moor folk club
Cosgrave & Banks play a rich smörgåsbord of sublime and captivating music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain, Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe) and beyond.
Next gigs (2017) : 6th May, Lamerton Community Hall * 9th June, Bovey Tracey Craft Fair * 25th June, Topsham Folk Club * 30th June, Cheriton Fitzpaine * 4th July, ChudFest, Chudleigh Details on Gigs page.
“The technical ability, passion and sensitivity demonstrated by these two musicians is at the top of what you would hear from a folk musician who specialises in the traditional music of their own country; that they maintain this level of brilliance across a wide range of musical traditions is astonishing and a joy to listen to. Treat yourself ! ” – Bruce Millar
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