Barry has been playing harmonica since the mid-’90s; he mainly plays English Folk and Americana (blues, old time, jug band) on diatonic Richter tuned harmonicas (such as the Hohner Marine Band). He has been playing since he was 16, and plays both acoustic and amplified harp, and also using a harmonica rack. He has attended lessons and workshops with a number of great teachers including Jason Ricci, Liam Ward, Annie Raines, Joe Felisko, Ben Hewlett, Ed Hopwood and Will Wilde. Barry plays harmonica, guitar and washboard in the Wreckers Band, and you can often find him at acoustic evenings and open mics around Devon and Cornwall. He is a member of HarmonicaUK (National Harmonica League).
Barry has been playing and harmonium for well over 10 years, after being inspired to play by his yoga teacher training and Santosa Yoga and Bhakti camps. Having has some keyboard lessons as a teenager was a helpful start, and then he gained experience playing kirtan at yoga festivals and yoga studios. He has been leading kirtan evenings for Devon School of Yoga courses for over 10 years, and plays at yoga festivals and kirtan evenings in Devon and Cornwall.
Barry offers beginners lessons on both instruments to interested students able to travel to North Cornwall, or via Skype/Zoom. If you are interested in learning either instrument please get in touch: barry [at] elmsgrove.com (change [at] for @ before sending)
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