Unruly Violin (Violin Workshop VW 1 CD)
Barry has been a primary influence in English folk music for many years,
from the early days as a duo with his brother, via "Morris On",
to Violin Workshop for instrument restoration. This is the first CD from
his new label.
The material, a mixture of songs and fiddle tunes was learned aurally
and carries the warning to have to be played 'inaccurately and in an unruly
On this album he uses modern technology to duet with himself and thus
achieves a fuller sound. For instance "The Grand Conversation on
Napoleon", has Barry on vocal and guitar, with 3 cellos and fiddle
Along with the traditional influences he includes two of Handel's greatest
hits "Did You not Hear my Lady" and "Where'er You Walk".
His tremendous natural musical ability carries over to the songs and he
is surely one of the best song interpreters around.
This has to be my CD of the year!