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Ann Mathews and Dave Reader


Dave and Ann both singer song writers on their own accounts are becoming well established as a respected song writing team. They have been delighting us at Miskin and increasingly throughout the Festival circuit for several years now and they have at last released a splendid collection of 21, all self penned, songs.

Our good friend Old Father Ted has written a review for Folk on Tap, the Magazine of the Southern Counties Folk Federation,which he has kindly allowed me to quote from here.


“A collection of self-penned songs in the folk tradition covering a wide range of subjects from the magical to the mundane”

The new genre in which they now specialise will make you laugh and make you think (which is a difficult thing to achieve – both at the same time)

It is just not fair to bring out any one of the songs above the others – but I will – from the grey matter belonging to David I love the song “Muesli” and their live performance of this track is great. Ann has the talent to write songs that people swear they have heard before. “Take a little drop” is just one of those. The title song “Scarecrow” was the first from the joint pens and is, in itself, timeless and great.

Thank you for a great CD.

CD Cost: £10.00 + £1.50 postage and packaging (UK Mainland only)
Available from: annmathewsanddave@btopenworld.com
Or of course at Miskin


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I couldn't resist another of my favorites "Join us in the Dance"