Our first collaboration with the author involved the work of Robinton, the foremost musician on Pern, a world where music is the key to everyone’s survival. No sooner had we finished that project, “The Masterharper of Pern,” than she asked us to consider a second CD based on the adventures and musical talents of another character: Menolly, a young would-be Harper from a remote seahold. Tania Opland: vocals, tenor/alto/soprano/sopranino recorders, guitar, hammered dulcimer, double ocarina, cittern, mandola, violin, viola. Mike Freeman: guitar, cittern, vocals, hand drums of all descriptions, and various other percussion. Philip Boulding - folk harp and valiha; Harper Tasche - folk harp and bray harp; Madeleine Doherty - concert harp; Felicia Dale - hurdy-gurdy. Additional vocals: Alicia Healey, Joe Prater, William Pint, Felicia Dale, Toni Wood, Emily Groff Song for Petiron - Menolly's Firelizard Song - My Nightly Craft (Sweet Sea) - Gather Day - Brekke's Cry - Running Song - Sunset's Gold (The Blackest Night), plus instrumental compositions and dance tunes: Hatching Day - Gatheritza - The Harper's Glass - Ghulees - Equinox and a never-before-heard Anne McCaffrey ballad: Four Hundred Turns Total running time 47 min.