Barney Morse-Brown

In Concert Thursday 2 July
A One-day Workshop Sunday 5 July –
A one-day with workshop that includes brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, and entry to Barney’s Thursday night gig.



DUOTONE is the name under which Barney Morse-Brown writes and performs his own contemporary acoustic songs. He loops guitars and cellos, percussion and voices to create ethereal sound-scapes for his poignant lyrics to weave in and out of.

Following some hugely successful festival appearances DUOTONE has become a popular live booking through-out the UK – mesmerising audiences all around the country with his very unique shows, breathlessly moving from riotous energy – all the way down to the most delicate and heartfelt moments of beauty and intimacy. Barney possesses a unique quality that will one minute have a crowd on their feet, seconds later – the audience will wait, held by the moment – waiting for a pin to drop.

An extraordinary musician who has, over the past few years become known for his ‘alternative and unique’ approach to playing the cello. A long time member of the BBC Folk Award winning band ‘The Imagined Village’, and a previous member of both Chris Wood’s and Eliza Carthy’s bands. Most recently he has worked with the hugely talented young singer ‘Birdy’ who’s YouTube hits alone have reached their millions and was recently number 1 in the charts in both France and Australia.

New album ‘LET’S GET LOW’ – Release date 23rd March 2015

It is rare these days to find a record that is un-categorizable – but, LET’S GET LOW, the third album by DUOTONE is just that. A record that is restlessly inventive and one that sees Barney Morse-Brown take a new direction from that of DUOTONE’s previous two albums: WORK HARDER – which was dedicated to the memory of his late wife and his critically acclaimed second release – ROPES. Written at home on his narrowboat, LET’S GET LOW reveals a songwriter who is unafraid to explore real-life experiences that are often hidden from view. After two years in the making, LET’S GET LOW presents a new perspective on his experiences and explores the meaning of home and his sense of place. He has made a remarkably optimistic collection of songs.

LET’S GET LOW was recorded and produced by Richard Evans (Peter Gabriel, Birdy) and features a stellar line up of guest musicians including Ged Lynch (Black Grape, Goldfrapp) on drums, David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush) on guitar and long-term collaborator Jane Griffiths on violin.

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