“I’ve heard nobody else who can make the Boehm flute sound like the true traditional thing, who can mould tone to fit the tune so nicely… the sheer musicality is exceptionally impressive…” – Jon Brophy, Irish Music Magazine
New 5-Track EP from Philippe Barnes & Tom Phelan. Featuring Duncan Lyall (Treacherous Orchestra) – Double Bass, Tad Sargent (CrossHarbour) – Bodhran, and Ollie Boorman (All Jigged Out) – Drums
Castlebroos/Eric’s Jig/Joan Brodie’s (Barnes)
Trip to Pontivy (Barnes)
Headwood Crossing/Cavers of Kirkcudbright/Duncan The Gauger (Patrick Davey/Mike Vass/Evan MacRae)
I have a high quality studio setup at home, and regularly record flute and whistles for for film & TV composers remotely.
Equipment: Pro Tools/Logic, UA Apollo, Neve 8801, AEA R84, Neumann K184’s.
Films – The Imposter | Dark Horse | The Funeral | Brothers of War | Body in the Park
TV – PBS “Magic of the Snowy Owl” | BBC2 “The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco” | BBC Horizon “Should I Really Test My Health” | Discovery Channel “Fighting Hatred”, “Trailblazers”
Albums – Amy Dickson | Dizraeli & The Small Gods | Syd Arthur | 1916 The Musical | Lee Westwood | Attab Haddad | CrossHarbour | Franc O’Shea | Kirsty Bromley | Mike Carter | All Jigged Out | Philippe Barnes & Tom Phelan | Mooose
“A fine example of how traditional Irish music is still thriving in a modern way” – Martin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph.
“I saw the future of trad music and its name is CrossHarbour.” – Tradconnect.com
“This band is going places” – Sean Laffey, Irish Music Magazine.
“Their sound captures the brio of early Solas with the rhythmic complexity of Lúnasa and the wildness of vintage Altan.” – John O’Regan, fRoots
CrossHarbour is a dynamic new band emerging from London’s thriving traditional Irish music scene. Fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements, CrossHarbour are gaining recognition for their highly virtuosic and energetic yet polished performances.
With two sold-out gigs at London’s Return to Camden Town Festival, as well as performances at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Southwell Folk Festival and the St Patrick’s Day festival in Trafalgar Square under their belts, CrossHarbour are already exciting audiences in the UK, and quickly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the folk world.
Their debut album was released in May 2014 and received a positive reception from, amongst others, Songlines, fRoots, The Daily Telegraph and The Irish Times. They are currently working on new material that will make up a second album… watch this space!