CD: A Journey

Huw Chidgey and Catherine Handley
CD Cover: In the TraditonHuw Chidgey (guitar) and Catherine Handley (flute) are two of the rarest talents to emerge on the UK folk scene in a long long time. But you don't need to believe everything you read, .................. just listen. 

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Audio Samples

Track Listing

1 Y Den Fach Catherine Handley
2 Keep Your Distance Richard Thompson
3 A Journey Catherine Handley
4 All the Answers Kieran Halpin
5 Where the Angels Sleep Bebo Norman
6 Bhuitis / Dusty Windowsills trad arr Catherine Handley
7 Bonnie Bessie Logan trad arr Chidgey/Handley
8 Wandering Piper/Ride On/ Brown Little Pipit Catherine Handley/Jimmy McCarthey
9 Trader Johns Peter Jagger
10 Writ in Water Robert Atkins
11 Ar Lan y Mor trad arr Catherine Handley
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CD Notes & Credits

Sleeve Notes

We would like to thank Dylan for helping us complete this journey with his recording and musical expertise, which included playing percussion, clarinet and Mohan Veena. (Huw and Catherine).

& thank you to Llolo Jones for the back cover photo; ........ there's always photography if the fiddle thing falls through. Lol! (Huw)

During this journey, thanks to ..... Kelan for his few, but poignent words of wisdom. Fand for being there, David for his help with my new house & Kyle for his hugs.
Diolch yn fawr Mark ..... I tried!! C.
Recorded and mixed at Stiwdio Felin Fach, Abergavenny
Mastered by Dykan Fowler
Photography, artwork and design by Huw and Catherine
Produced by Huw and Catherine
© 2006 Huw Chidgey & Catherine Handley

Album Information

Instruments: Flute, Guitar, Keyboards, Voice
Genre: Folk Music
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0109
Label: Raglan Records
Year: 2006
Origin: Wales (UK)

Ensemble Information & Contact Details

Photo: Huw & CatherineHuw Chidgey and Catherine Handley are a South Wales based acoustic folk duo comprising the formidable talents of two of the country's finest musicians. Their recently formed partnership has resulted in a top class CD "In the Tradition" which has been received with much critical acclaim and radio play on the BBC. Their repertoire is based on the traditions of the British Isles, either directly, in their arrangements of traditional material, or indirectly from the work of contemporary writers working in the Folk idiom.

Contact Details
Huw Chidgey
Raglan Records 
14 Llanwonno Road
Mid Glamorgan
CF44 6PG
Telephone 01685 886855
Area of travel Nationwide/Europe
Members Huw Chidgey & Catherine Handley
Artists web site

Artist Information: Huw Chidgey

Photo of Huw ChidgeyHuw Chidgey has been a professional musician for five years - the first four as bass player for the Hanky Panky Band on the Irish circuit, and latterly playing solo or with various members of the Raglan Band on the folk circuit. In the early eighties he ran the Lanch Poly Folk Club in Coventry - following Bill Caddick and Steve Knightly among others, and followed this with a spell as resident at Dingles folk club in London. He resumed his music career in 1998 after working for fifteen years in the film industry, and this collaboration with Catherine Handley is a natural progression. Huw has recorded 5 cd's - two with the HP band, one solo and one with Raglan, and most recently 'In the Tradition' with Catherine Handley.

Contact Details
Huw Chidgey
Raglan Records 
14 Llanwonno Road
Mid Glamorgan
CF44 6PG
Telephone 01685 886855
Area of travel Nationwide/Europe
Other Ensembles Hanky Panky Band
Artists web site

Artist Information: Catherine Handley

Photo of Catherine HandleyCatherine Handley was brought up in a musical family in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and learned to play the piano at a very tender age. Taking the flute as her first instrument she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and after graduating pursued a successful career in the classical world as both performer and teacher.

Catherine has had a varied career which encompasses orchestral and chamber music. She is principal flute of the Welsh Sinfonia, West of England Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly Bristol Philharmonic Orchestra) and plays with the BBC National orchestral of Wales, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Concert & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.

She has recorded for HTV and ABC Radio in Australia where she was invited to perform a recital broadcast of music by twentieth century British composers including Bax & Goossens. Recent appearances in festivals include Crickieth, St. Asaph, South Glamorgan & Hereford with her flute & harp duo and The Bay Trio.

A relative latecomer to the British folk music, scene Catherine brings a polish and a passion with her playing. A chance meeting with Huw Chidgey at a session in South Wales led to a few tentative rehearsals, and from there, their set developed with 'In the Tradition' being the result. This passion and her classical sense of disciplined playing combines uniquely with Huw's largely chaotic approach to life in general and singing in particular.

Telephone 077 1128 0329

Available for Concerto performances, chamber concerts, recitals, festivals & weddings and as a freelance / session flautist for public & private events & recordings. Classical / Contemporary / Folk & Jazz.

Teaching Abergavenny based private teaching practice - flute for all standards & all ages.
Other Ensembles

The Welsh Sinfonia, West of England Philharmonic Orchestra, Syrinx wind quintet.

Artists Web Sites

Also by Huw & Catherine

Available from Creighton's Collection by Huw & Catherine:
Click for more details A Journey    
In the Tradition A Journey    
Available from Creighton's Collection featuring Catherine:
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Happy Birthday Ariel