"… It is completely wonderful, performed with Magic by a marvelous Celtic musician." –– Gary Swaty, review of Tales of Camelot

Review of Tales of Camelot

ConNotations Newsletter, June/July 2005

by Gary Swaty

Sheila Brushes in her persona of Wyllow Ravenscroft has produced a magnificent presentation of the legend of King Arthur. The story is told in a series of songs stitched together by readings from Le Morte D’Arthur, Idyls of the King, Chretien de Troyes, Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain plus some original writing by Wyllow. The lyrics are original as is most of the Music. Her "Avalon" song uses a traditional tune.

Even a newbie to the legend could understand the story. The readings provide a perfect backdrop for the songs. The songs are beautiful and well sung. There is no over engineering here. The lyrics stand clear and the music backs the lyrical intent rather than obscuring it as so often happens.

The whole of the Legend from the Lady of the Lake to Guenevere, to Lancelot, to Merlin, to Modred, to Morgan Le Fey, to the Grail … It is completely wonderful, performed with Magic by a marvelous Celtic musician.


"… other standouts on the CD are [Wyllow's] own compositions … all of which sound so authentic that if you didn't know she wrote them you'd swear they were hundreds of years old." –– Tom Tuerff, review of Deirdre's Song

Review of Deirdre's Song

The Acoustic Scene, August 2001

Southwest Acoustic Music Association

by Tom Tuerff

Rossettistone is comprised of husband and wife Sheila and Kevin Brushes. And while it would be tempting to call this album "traditional English songs," they are performed in a somewhat non-traditional way. While Sheila sings (very well, by the way) and plays guitar, Kevin accompanies her on a doumbek, which is a drum more commonly associated with belly dancing and Arabic Music.

Together, this instrumentation is perfect for the songs performed. The CD kicks off with "Shule Aroon," a traditional tune with a nice tempo and a very catchy melody. Other standouts on the CD are Sheila Brushes's own compositions, "Song for Robin," "The Raven (Deirdre's Song)," and "Keys to the Kingdom," all of which sound so authentic that if you didn't know she wrote them you'd swear they were hundreds of years old.

Rossettistone plays all over the place here in the Valley, and this CD is a good, tuneful representation of what they do. This is a pleasant album to listen to pretty much anytime. Recommended!