...Ben Paley's fiddle adds to the old-time authenticity of Sara Grey's vocals and clawhammer banjo style while Sara's son, Kieron Means, plays guitar and provides backing vocals. Obviously this isn't primarily a fiddle album, but listening to Ben Paley's artistry in the company of other acknowledged masters of the genre is a real pleasure. There are some lovely dance tunes, such as “Fine Times at Our House", where Ben takes the lead, and 'Sandy Boys', where he sets a driving rhythm to accompany Sara's singing and the weird lyrics about raccoons, possums and bugaboos!

Geoff Ager