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

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

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)

As My Sun

One day last week, with new songs at the ready we were all dressed up and no place to go. But fear not! Admiral Bunting to the rescue. So here we are down at O'Rileys where we put on a show ... with no audience. But fear not! Sydpix to the rescue, he brought his … Continue reading As My Sun