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=oXNiD1K1nM0&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)

Celtarabia at Rainbow Summer Camp

The last of a terrific set of summer festival gigs with Celtarabia was at the Rainbow Summer Camp in Gloucestershire, a lovely peaceful gathering, reminiscent of the free festivals of yore. Celtarabia starred at the festival's grand Masked Ball, what a marvellous experience. Superb dancing throughout the night and a fantastic vibe made for a … Continue reading Celtarabia at Rainbow Summer Camp

Celtarabia at the Northern Green Gathering

Another fab weekend with Celtarabia this time at The Northern Green Gathering on a beautiful organic farm near Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales. As soon as we hit the stage, the party spirit and dancing began. High five to everyone for a great time! Here's Rich's gallery of photos of Celtarabia:   More from the festival:   … Continue reading Celtarabia at the Northern Green Gathering

Celtarabia at the Green Gathering

What a wonderful weekend playing with Celtarabia at The Green Gathering in South Wales overlooking the Severn Bridge and estuary in the distance. The Green Gathering is the latest incarnation in a long line of Green festivals spanning nearly 40 years. Its fulsome history intertwines with the stories of Glastonbury, Stonehenge Free Festival, the Big … Continue reading Celtarabia at the Green Gathering

Celtarabia at Beverley Fringe Festival

Celtarabia gigs are always loads of fun with everybody dancing the night away to the rhythms and grooves and of Quentin's hurdy gurdy fusion tunes. This was the first gig without my buddy Mandi on hammer dulcimer, while she is away doing a musical #lejog interlude, and although I missed her, fear not Zebedee stood … Continue reading Celtarabia at Beverley Fringe Festival