Dirty Linen Magazine
The new group 2duos is just that, a collaboration between the Scottish duo of Claire Mann (flute, whistle, fiddle, vocals) and Aaron Jones (lead vocals, bouzouki, guitar) and the German duo Deitsch, comprising Gudrun Walther (lead vocals, fiddle, accordion) and Jürgen Treyz (guitar, dobro, vocals).
What's most interesting about the group is the mix of music: Jones (also the lead vocalist of Old Blind Dogs) sings traditional Scottish songs as well as versions of Sandy Denny's "Solo" and Richard Thompson's "Beeswing". The songs performed by Walther are traditional German folk songs sung in German, which, arranged with the fiddles, whistles, accordion and bouzouki, sound very similar to the Scottish ones. (This is in contrast to her work with the band Cara, in which she sings Celtic songs in English.) The tune sets are also nicely arranged, again with twin fiddles, accordion, and whistles backed by the guitar and bouzouki.
An interesting and entertaining combination of two cultures.