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Looking for something to lower the blood pressure? This will do it: Aquilonis is a two-way journey: geographical from Iceland to Italy and chronological from the medieval to the present. Trio Mediaeval float serenely through this mildly soporific programme, with snippets of the office of St Thorlak (14th-century Icelandic) alongside laude, English carols, traditional tunes, new motets by Andrew Smith and their own compositions. glowing blend and gentle tones are complemented by occasional self-accompaniments on hardanger fiddle, portative organ and ‘melody chimes’– now, wouldn’t that make a fabulous name for a C&W star?

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