Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases The Ciderhouse Rebellion,"Untold"(Nimbus Records)- The Ciderhouse Rebellion brings together fiddler Adam Summerhayes and accordion ace Murray Grainger in a glorious celebration of the evocative delights of folk based music making and "Untold" represents a unique three track exercise in improvisation from this gifted duo, captured live for posterity in a single take. Adam Summerhayes has been described as a "Paganini of the traditional violin" and working in tandem with musical soulmate Murray Grainger he has created a stream of consciousness born from the folk tradition which should be required listening for roots music enthusiasts everywhere.

Justin Wells,"The United State" (Singular Recordings)- There can't be too many practitioners of Americana who can happily cite Pink Floyd and Guns'n'Roses as major musical influences, but this was the aural landscape which fired Justin Wells' imagination during his formative years in Kentucky. Wells went on to record four albums with rockers Fifth on the Floor before striking out as a solo performer in 2016 with his critically acclaimed debut set,"Dawn in the Distance." The eagerly anticipated follow-up,"The United State" could be loosely categorised as a concept album as it maps out the human journey from cradle to grave via skilfully crafted gems such as "No Time For A Broken Heart," "The Screaming Song" and "The Bridge."

Tim Hart & Maddy Prior,"Heydays" (Talking Elephant)-Tim Hart and Maddy Prior are best remembered these days as the founding members of Steeleye Span, but this enchanting CD re-issue focsses attention on the three albums that the the English folk scene's answer to Sonny and Cher recorded as a duo more than half a century ago. The two volumes of "Folk Songs of Old England" capture Tim and Maddy at their most spontaneous and unadorned , whilst 1971's "Summer Solstice" finds the two performers working with a four piece band band as they immerse themselves in the traditional delights of timeless ditties such as "False Knight on the Road" and "I Live Not Where I Love."