“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
“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
“This is a truly captivating CD that touches the very depth of being as only music can.” – The Living Tradition 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 gifted and effortlessly musical pair. The production is clear, warm and transparent, allowing their interplay and confident musicianship to carry the day.” – Stirrings 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
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.
“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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