Celtarabia at Nottingham Riverside Festival

It's lovely to be back on the festival circuit and Celtarabia had an absolute ball at Nottingham Riverside Festival this weekend. Especially good fun to play to a great audience who wholeheartedly joined in with us being dancing bears! Thanks to Trish, Rory and the festival team for great stage, sound and hospitality. Next up … Continue reading Celtarabia at Nottingham Riverside Festival

Startling Agent Starling album takes flight and heads for the stars

Agent Starling – Constellation of Birds review in Eighth Day Magazine, written by Dave Hammond Startling Agent Starling album takes flight and heads for the stars ‘Constellation of Birds’ is the third release in a year from Agent Starling, a band centred around Lou Duffy-Howard (Red Guitars, Loudhailer Electric Company) and Quentin Budworth (Suns of Arqa, Celtarabia). … Continue reading Startling Agent Starling album takes flight and heads for the stars

Today’s The Day!

Unable to make a living playing live shows and festivals as usual I've spent much of the last two years writing and recording music remotely with hurdy-gurdy player Quentin Budworth as Agent Starling, with my son Dexter guesting on violin & cello. The third Agent Starling release is album 'Constellation of Birds' and it's released … Continue reading Today’s The Day!

Princess Julia by Agent Starling

This is the new single by Agent Starling, Princess Julia – a fairy tale of a royal pretender and her secret. Princess Julia is the single from the forthcoming album, ‘Constellation of Birds’ released 25th February 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoN3UuyTZXc&ab_channel=LoudhailerUK Available from Bandcamp: https://loudhaileruk.bandcamp.com/album/constellation-of-birds Visit the Agent Starling website: agentstarlinguk.wordpress.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AgentStarlingUK/ Twitter: @AgentStarlingUK

Princess Julia

This is Agent Starling's new single, Princess Julia, from forthcoming album, ‘Constellation of Birds’ released 25th February 2022. Agent Starling explain: “Most of our songs start with the hurdy-gurdy tune, but this one began with a bass line – the two takes chopped up looked like a Battenberg cake. That was when it became a … Continue reading Princess Julia


Posted on January 28, 2022By Loudhailer UK NEWSFLASH! Paqaratz is the first video from Agent Starling's album Constellation of Birds. Observation of a festering nest … https://www.youtube.com/embed/ctjOmON_EJk?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent Available from Bandcamp from 25 Feb:  https://loudhaileruk.bandcamp.com/album/constellation-of-birds Agent Starling: Quentin Budworth hurdy-gurdy, other instruments/voice Lou Loudhailer. Violin by special guest Dexter Duffy-Howard. Written and recorded by Agent Starling. Paqaratz in … Continue reading PAQARATZ