"You can sometimes tell from the first track that you are really going to enjoy a full album. And so it proves with this debut recording from 2Duos. The pair in question: Claire Mann & Aaron Jones and Gudrun Walther & Juergen Treyz (of the German band Cara) already enjoy great credentials and you just know this recording will be something special. In the days before 2Duos we had...it appeared...loads of artists such as The Bothy Band, De Dannan, Altan and Clannad etc. all vying for the same bit of space on the Celtic music scene. Perhaps we don’t have quite so many now but now is a good time to promote the genre.
With songs such as the 'Midlothian Mining Song' with Aaron putting his fine Scottish vocal to good use and the gently evocative flute/fiddle start to the track 'Beyond The Glen' (think Maids Of Michelstown) this is a band in no rush to rock it up for the general public. On another track the texture of bouzouki underpinned by Jurgen’s subtle use of dobro on Sandy Denny’s song 'Solo' is crowned by the gorgeous harmonies of Gudrun and Claire. The band utilise to good effect a studied repertoire that will appeal to a wide listener base and as demonstrated on this recording they should prove a real winner on the 'folk' circuit... I hope I’m proved right!"