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)

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

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