Quentin Budworth in conversation with David Eastaugh
Quentin Budworth is famous for playing Hurdy-Gurdy with Celtarabia and recently collaborated with Lou Duffy-Howard of the Red Guitars to form Agent Startling, their debut album, European Howl was released May 2021
Agent Starling are Quentin Budworth hurdy-gurdy and Lou Loudhailer voices & other instruments. Recorded in the first three months of 2021, European Howl also features Dexter Duffy-Howard on violin and cello. Recorded in Yorkshire UK by Agent Starling, the album was mastered in Oregon by Kevin Carafa.
The album is influenced by musical traditions from nations across Europe. A mix of instrumental pieces, spoken word and songs, themes range from a miscellany of Greek Tales (Wine Dark Sea), an elegy by a dying lover (Requiem) to Helicopter Arms, inspired by the glorious gurdy tune at the heart of the song.