On our debut CD, Gardenaire, we combine a variety of styles and types of music, which could loosely be called 'folk'. We intend each track to be different from the preceding track and so be a surprise for the listener. We play tunes as well as songs: some traditional, some contemporary; some composed by members of the band, some by other modern songwriters. Songs can be funny, thought-provoking, sad or happy. Some songs are combined with tunes to form what, for want of a better name, we have called 'songstrumentals'. We use a combination of typical folk instruments: guitar, flute, hammered dulcimer, melodeon, bagpipes, whistle and concertina, and less common instruments: cittern, saxophone, bandoneon, footbass, musical saw, desk bells. We value our musical roots but take a contemporary approach to what we play. Hopefully, this is epitomised by the tinted photograph on our album cover: the gentleman on the tricycle is the great-grandfather of one of the members of Crownstreet - but what's that coming out of the top pocket of his jacket and going to his ears? It isn't his hearing aid!