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Living Tradition, March 2002

'Roger the Badger play excellent dance and ceilidh music from a startling variety of sources. Traditional items from Scotland and .Ireland sit comfortably alongside lesser known gems together with newer favourites from Simon Jeffes (yes it's that harmonium tune again), Andy Statman Johny Harling and others. The sets include reels, jigs, schottisches etc.

'All of them swing along nicely led by the tremendous fiddle of the very talented Cath James. Aided and abetting the above mentioned Cath James are John Fuller on guitar and flute, Peter Rophone on bass, Trevor Thomas on mandolin and harmonica and 'Captain' Trevor Lea the band's enthusiastic caller.

'Together they form a nice tight unit that produces fine arrangements and a very full and enjoyable sound. Whether you just want to listen to the band, hum along or dance around the kitchen. Or whichever room you find yourselves in while this infectious music is playing. This is the stuff for you.

'Snout is a very well produced CD of polished, professional music that also has an abundance of that elusive quality, fun, not easy to convey on studio recordings. I bet they're great live. I really enjoyed this CD and I recommend it to all who appreciate folk dance music played well in an unpretentious and good natured manner.'

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