We have exciting news – our new album, Clandestine, is released! You can get it from today, November 4th 2022.
The album is a celebration of ten tunes, eight composed by contemporary international hurdy-gurdy players together with two new arrangements of traditional tunes. All the tracks are performed, arranged and recorded by Agent Starling.
Many of the tunes featured on this album are drawn from musical friendships and Quentin’s year long quest travelling across Europe learning from master Hurdy-Gurdy players and folk musicians from different musical traditions. His travels took him to France, Spain, Crete, Germany, Holland and Preston, Lancashire. All given the Agent Starling re-imagining by Lou and Quentin.
Clandestine will be available on all the usual digital platforms from November 18th, but you can get it on Bandcamp from Friday 4th November as either a download, or special edition CD. If you would like the album, Friday 4th November is the best day to get it as it’s Bandcamp Friday when they waive their fees.
Here is the Bandcamp link: https://loudhaileruk.bandcamp.com/album/clandestine
Agent Starling are Quentin Budworth hurdy-gurdy and vocals and Lou Duffy-Howard vocals, bass guitar and all other instruments and programming. The album also features special guest Dexter Duffy-Howard on violin, cello and harmonium. Recorded in Yorkshire UK by Agent Starling and was mastered in Oregon by Kevin Carafa.
Here is the single from the album, it’s a fabulous tune, Hellebore, composed by Toon van Mierlo.
We hope you enjoy it!