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Angel From Montgomery

This song has been going round in my head for days, weeks even. I remember being moved by John Prine's evocative and nostalgic songs as a child, and was sad when he died of Covid-19 last year. He tells the story of how he imagined the protagonist, a woman of 46, standing at the sink … Continue reading Angel From Montgomery

Dexter’s Lockdown Swing

Minor Swing "I’ve been playing violin lots during lockdown and I’ve been getting into Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, so I’ve learned the Minor Swing solo. I recorded it in the kitchen yesterday." Dexter Duffy-Howard   Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

The Leconauts and the Post Impressionist Adventure

Season 24 Season 24: Episode 1 YOWSAH! IT’S TIME FOR THE RETURN OF THOSE INTREPID LECONAUTS! HERE THEY COME TO SAVE THE DAY! HERE’S EPISODE ONE OF SEASON TWENTY-FOUR IN WHICH OUR HEROES ARE ENJOYING SOME R ’N’ R! Captain Lou was feeling pensive; her period of shore leave was coming to an end. She … Continue reading The Leconauts and the Post Impressionist Adventure

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LECO CHRONICLES!*

Last rehearsal for this Friday night's gig at O'Rileys coming up - we'd love to see you at the show. And until then, from the bountiful reverie of our Sonic Architect ... HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LECO CHRONICLES! "I was a free man in Paris, I felt unfettered and alive. Nobody was … Continue reading HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LECO CHRONICLES!*

STOCKPORT POLKA by Agent Starling

Stockport Polka by Agent Starling. From our festive released December 2021 https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZTTSQFB-5lE?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent Available from Bandcamp:  https://loudhaileruk.bandcamp.com/album/the-northern-lights-trilogy Agent Starling: Quentin Budworth hurdy-gurdy, other instruments/voice Lou Loudhailer. Video by Quentin Budworth. Audio mastered by Kevin Carafa. The Cordwainer’s Lament trad. arr. and recorded by Agent Starling

The Cordwainer’s Lament by Agent Starling

The Cordwainer's Lament by Agent Starling. From The Northern Lights Trilogy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9HAlRu_4t4&ab_channel=LoudhailerUK Released December 2021. Available from Bandcamp: https://loudhaileruk.bandcamp.com/album/the-northern-lights-trilogy Agent Starling: Quentin Budworth hurdy-gurdy, other instruments/voice Lou Duffy-Howard. Violin by special guest Dexter Duffy-Howard. Video by Quentin Budworth. Audio mastered by Kevin Carafa. The Cordwainer’s Lament trad. arr. and recorded by Agent Starling

Ricardo the Astral Bard & Captain Lou Loudhailer

Our friend, artist Gary Saunt brought us a present last week. It's his painting of us as our Loudhailer Electric Company alter egos. So here we are, the real Rich & Lou and Ricardo the Astral Bard & Captain Lou Loudhailer. Thanks Gary! Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Agent Starling’s Northern Lights

Agent Starling's festive winter video is released today - Northern Lights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Qrk8GAn0I&ab_channel=LoudhailerUK Get the full winter festival trilogy of songs from Bandcamp here: https://loudhaileruk.bandcamp.com/album/the-northern-lights-trilogy One star shines in the northern skyOver frozen tundra, sharpAnd my breath withers in the airI blink over snowThe star is goneThe north wind doth blow Inside outside step through the … Continue reading Agent Starling’s Northern Lights