BARRY McLOUGHLIN is emerging on the contemporary singer/songwriter scene as a compelling man of words with a charming narrative voice. He is a Dublin, Ireland born and Canadian raised troubadour who resides in Sioux Lookout, North Ontario, Canada. His narrative tributes stir the spirit, beckoning ballads still the heart, and landscape portraits capture the wonder of it all. An impressive variety of tracks from McLoughlin's debut "Pieces" CD (2004) received radio airplay in 18 countries.
PIECES Released 2004 / Music & Lyrics by Barry McLoughlin / Published by Narrative Music
McLoughlin's "Pieces" CD received a 5 STAR rating from Roots Music Report, Texas. His "THING CALLED LOVE" was selected for inclusion on Volume 21 of the Acoustic Rainbow Sampler along with a track from Mr. "American Pie" Don McLean. Barry's "5th AVENUE" single was voted #1 on the Folk Alley, Ohio Open Mic scene and is under consideration for recording by a mega-major label artist. A variety of tracks from "Pieces" have been heard airing on public and private radio stations across Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden, the UK, the USA, and the Virgin Islands.
Chris White, Publisher, Canada: "5th Avenue' from Barry McLoughlin is one of the finest acoustic folk songs to come along in some time. It's relaxing melody takes you back to a simpler way of life. The charming lyrics can bring either a sparkle or tears to your eyes. This is the type of song you can play with enjoyment in front of a roaring fire or an adventurous drive along the Trans-Canada Highway. Highly Recommended"
5 STARS Roots Music Report, Heather Bourne, USA
"His lyrics tell an incredible story describing the joys and pains of love and the harmony behind it all. An enchanting mixture of songs for anyone in love with the immortal feeling of love"
Folk Reviews, Dai Woosnam, England
"A very pleasant 50 plus minutes of music. Music that is a bit of a throwback to the 70's folk scene and is none-the-worse for that"
Celtic World, Glen Clifford, Australia "A very personal touch on each song and a performer with no pretentious or over-trained vocal style"
Visiting the Folks, Bill Hahn, Ohio ". . . a really wonderful CD"
Country Folk, Achim Biermann, Germany "It's a really good one, just the kind of music me and the listeners like to hear"
Folk and Roots, Colin Fielding, Australia "Had a chance to listen to it a couple of times and I think it's terrific"
American Roots Music, Mike Penard, France "I have a high respect for artists like you who give the listeners the feeling that the artistic process is the search of quality"