Nick Harper at the Back Room

'Aaaaaaaaand we're ... back in the Room' We are delighted to announce that Nick will be back at the Back Room, Cottingham as part of his Back in the Room Tour this Autumn on Friday 15th October, 2021. Tickets £15.00. Doors: 19:30. To buy tickets: please use Skiddle Look forward to seeing you there, Rich … Continue reading Nick Harper at the Back Room

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

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

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)

2020 in music – our review

At this time of the year we post a round-up of what went on musically during the last 12 months, so why should this year be any different? January started the year once again and Chief Celtarabian Quentin Budworth presented a sold-out show upstairs at Monk’s Walk in Beverley. He’d been touring Europe meeting with … Continue reading 2020 in music – our review

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