Two Live Out of The Barrel albums have been created, one rock and one folk. Bude’s own Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh — customers Jason King and Phil Williams — produced the music, which was overseen by musical director and local musician Kevan Taylor.
The Folk CD cover is an original drawing by local artist Harry McConville who can also be heard playing the accordion on this album. The whole process was brought together by Rachel O’Hare, co-owner of the Barrel, and Brian Newman, another customer.
Barrel co-owner, Ian O’Hare, said: “With contributions from numerous musicians, together with singing by those who attended, these albums showcase not only brilliant talent, but the fantastic community spirit here in Bude, and our support for Cornwall’s Air Ambulance — an essential service to the people of Cornwall.”
The albums will be launched on November 24, with a rock/blues jam between 6pm and 9pm, followed, the next day, with an open folk session between 2pm and 4pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in.
The CDs are available from November 24, through the Cornish Air Ambulance, The Barrel at Bude, local Bude retailers and available by post. Each CD is £6, or buy two for £10 (postage and packaging, £2.99).