ALBUM REVIEW: Ted Barnes – 17 Postcards | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 19.03.21








I fell in love with Ted Barnesā€™ new album instantly. The very first tender instrumental postcard, For Rose, captured my heart and I was hooked right through to the finishing line of the weeping wailing violin on The Aftermath.

It has been 12 years since UK acoustic folk songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ted Barnes last released a solo album and he has gifted us 17 Postcards, beautiful snapshot insights into those missing years, marked by loss and love. A magical melancholy weaves across an album of many hues and shades. Theatrical. Unhurried. Taking the time to be sensitive to detail, perhaps a banjo plucking at our heart strings. It is not just the lyrics, the instrumental songs are equally as poetic.


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