I Dream of the Wine Dark Sea

Released today! I Dream of the Wine Dark Sea by Agent Starling aka Lou Loudhailer & Quentin Budworth. This is our composition, inspired by the pictures in a book of Greek tales of old that I treasured as a child, and read many times. It was originally published in 1853. My copy is from 1938, … Continue reading I Dream of the Wine Dark Sea

Agent Starling

Welcome to Agent Starling, Lou Loudhailer and Quentin Budworth's new musical collaborative adventure. Loudhailer Electric Company captain Lou has teamed up with Celtarabia chief Quentin who spent the year before lockdown touring Europe meeting with other top hurdy-gurdy players exchanging tunes, techniques and experiences. Hurdy-gurdy by Quentin Budworth, other instruments by Lou Loudhailer. Expect lots … Continue reading Agent Starling

Drive the Cold Winter Away

This is our next album preview track, Drive the Cold Winter Away by Quentin Budworth & Lou Loudhailer, also featuring Dexter Duffy-Howard on violin & cello. Immerse yourself in the snow scenes of Quentin's captivating video to illustrate the tune from Playford's Dancing Master. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w3-iLRe0Kk&ab_channel=LoudhailerUK Playford's winter tune is part of the new collaboration between … Continue reading Drive the Cold Winter Away

Il N’est Plus Temps (Time Travel Mix)

I have a new project to unveil for 2021, a collaboration with chief Celtarabian Quentin Budworth who spent the year before lockdown touring Europe meeting with other top hurdy-gurdy players exchanging tunes, techniques and experiences. This is the first of the preview tracks, our arrangement of the French folk tune Il N’est Plus Temps composed … Continue reading Il N’est Plus Temps (Time Travel Mix)

Mi and Gamelan

Exploring mira gestorum and gamelan. Especially for yoga practice, meditation and relaxation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj13-nsIYVg Composed and recorded by Lou Loudhailer As well as real sounds, my voice and and some sounds I made and manipulated I used gamelan sounds sampled by Charles Matthews. Thank you to Charles. Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Halloween Blood Moon Rises

It's Halloween ... Blood Moon Rises is a collaboration with my son Asa, aka /ˈeɪsər/ who created the musical soundtrack. The rhythmic heartbeat of the track is taken from Asa's recording when he left the microphone recording throughout the night while he was sleeping in the room. A strange ghostly voice appeared on his original … Continue reading Halloween Blood Moon Rises