Angus Barclay is a composer, guitarist and book indexer based in the North of England.
He is inspired by British landscapes, family, friends, fell running, beer, and his cat. His compositions include elements of jazz, swing, folk, classical, and popular music. At the very least there’s nothing to dislike about it, as an elderly aunt once remarked.
His solo recordings were all produced by Steve Fenton at Calder Recordings in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire: www.calder-recordings.co.uk
As well as performing on his own, Angus feels most fortunate to have collaborated with many fine musicians, including:
Gary Boyle, renowned jazz guitarist and pioneer of jazz fusion
Steve Andrews, multi-instrumentalist, together known as Chromozone
Simon Chandler, composer, lyricist and bossa nova guitarist
Becca Ryan, another master of a bewildering array of instruments
Elly O’Grady and Sean Pattison, together known as Bad Mood Bear
Charlie Carr, singer, together known as Hirondelle
Anne Fox, visual artist and film maker
Maggie Boyle, one of the country’s leading interpreters of traditional folk music. Maggie paid Angus a great compliment by recording `Season Song’, which he wrote for her. Maggie sadly passed away last year, an irreplaceable loss to British music.
You can listen to the results of these collaborations here.
He has made three solo cds. You can listen to excerpts and download them here.