Multi-instrumentalist Ale Moller will be familiar to some Jazz Review readers via his appearances on vocalist Lena Willemark’s two discs on ECM; Scottish folk fiddler Aly Bain may be familiar to folk and world music listeners as a decades-long member of The Boys of the Lough. On this duo session, these fellows explore with dexterity and great warmth the common ground between folk traditions. (For those who think "folk traditions" should not be discussed on a jazz web-‘zine, I point to the folk influences coursing through the recorded works of Don Cherry, Codona, Alan Rudolph, Paul Winter, Yusef Lateef and John Surman, to name only a few eclectic jazz musicians.) The melodies are haunting and modal, and the Moller/Bain team don’t merely "state" them like folk purists, like they were Holy Writ, but "open them up" as a fine, responsive jazz duo would, letting their respective sounds and styles intermingle and inspire each other. Bain’s fiddle has a high, lonesome purity and Moller’s mandola playing is slightly reminiscent of guitarist Ralph Towner’s introspective, brittle, finely honed playing, his cow’s horn owes a wee bit to trumpeters Don Cherry and Kenny Wheeler and his harmonica is used for texture, sounding like a harmonium or organ. Fully Rigged is gentle but not wimpy, exploratory yet welcoming, and is free of naval-gazing self-absorption. For the open-minded and the eclectic, ECM Records devotees and fans of Celtic and Nordic folk, this ‘un’s a winner.