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Si Barron

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Si Barron is a folk singer, songwriter, superb self-taught musician based in Devon. He has a deep relationship with English traditional music and a gift for turning time-honoured melodies into foot stomping anthems on guitar, dulcimer or pedal organ.

With his rich voice and intense driving guitar sound which can switch from fast and boisterous to measured and moving (sometimes within the same song) Si communicates an infectious love of English music through his exciting renditions of the tradition and his own strongly narrative songs

As one half of Barron Brady alongside Rosalind Brady he has travelled around the UK and sung in many of the main Folk Clubs and Venues. Here in a solo capacity the full verve and diversity of his ability is unrestrained and makes for an exciting evening of acoustic entertainment

 

Ros Brady

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Ros Brady is a song-writer, musician, actor and author.  Her recent work has lead her to write songs through conversations with Jonathon Porrit, Director of Forum for the Future, Vandana Shiva of ‘Earth Democracy’ and Patrick Holden, Director of the Sustainable Food Trust.
In her songwriting she has developed a technique similar to that of the work of Ewan McColl. McColl and Peggy Seeger composed lyrics in the 1970’s with the fishermen of the North East  for their BBC Radio Ballads series.

Published Work
Ros’ previous publicationsinclude ‘Next To Me, A Robin’(2013) inspired by the landscape and biodiversity of Dartington Hall Estate, illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Simon Barron was launched in the Great Hall Dartington in 2013 during Ways With Words Literature Festival.  Her essay ‘Into the Woods’published by Green Books (2007) in the anthology ‘Landscape into Literature’ describes how her writing is rooted in the natural world. She is currently working on two furthur books and her debut solo album with producer Howard Bullivant (whose portfolio includes P J Harvey, Yoko Ono, James White)  

 

 

Barron Brady

 

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Barron Brady comprising Ros Brady and Si Barron are contemporary songwriters and interpreters of traditional English folk song. They live in Devon and perform nationwide.

Drawn to strongly narrative songs with subjects ranging from Devon legend to contemporary rural reportage they invite the listener to accompany them through strange landscapes whose denizens include coffee drinking Mermaids, corn mowing Devils, flying highwaymen and disappearing Hedgerows.
They have a dynamic acoustic style combining joy and verve in performance with an assured stage presence garnered from five years of performing nationwide.
Simon’s ballistic fingerstyle guitar complemented by Rosalind’s harmonium and whistles underlines their harmony singing.
Barron Brady are touring extensively across the UK promoting their new album

"These two artists demonstrate most clearly in their work the relevance of an old tradition expertly employed to reflect a modern world, appealing to both the intellect and the heart."

Si and Ros have been writing and touring as the folk duo Barronbrady for ten years and have released three albums during that time.

 

 

 

 


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