Mischief Afoot – Mischief Afoot

Album (Brief) | Wild Goose Records | By Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

Cotswold-based trio Becky Dellow, John Davis and Jeff Gillett, otherwise known as Mischief Afoot, present a diverse collection of songs and tunes from the English, Irish and American traditions, with one or two self-penned compositions included. Highly listenable and engaging, the songs and tunes have a freshness, despite the age of some of the material. Nice to see that we never seem to tire of such ballads as “The Deserter” and such beautiful melodies as “Bridget O’Malley”, both treated here to fine arrangements.