Review: Of Arms And A Woman – Blondel


It should be stated right from the outset that this is not primarily an album focusing on bagpipes – though do not let that deflect your interest in any way whatsoever. The album is a wonderful array of late medieval instrumental music presented on a wide variety of wind instruments. The album features recorder trios, bagpipe trios, shawms, slide trumpets, sackbuts and some very well-presented percussion. It offers a very rewarding variety of sound presented by the five musicians present for this recording - Belinda Paul, Lizzie Gutteridge, Emily Baines, Daniel Serafini and Louise Anna Duggan.

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