Barbara's brand new studio album, 'Through Line,' has just been released and is now available to order here. The project features some of Barbara's favourite songs, from her early days as a singer on the Scottish folk circuit through to mainstream chart success in the '70's and '80's, re-recorded with the acclaimed Carducci String Quartet. Each of the nine tracks has been specially chosen by Barbara for the album with completely new arrangements by John O'Hara who also produces.
"It’s truly exciting to have my first recorded venture with John O’Hara released at last", Barbara says. "We are both really looking forward to a positive reaction to our project.
"We talked in 2017 about doing a ‘retrospective’ of my repertoire with the glorious Carducci and with John’s classical training and arrangements. I thought it was a terrific idea with potential to intrigue fans, old and new. The choices were fairly easy with songs lending themselves to the treatment. In fact there were more we could have used. Maybe there's scope there for a volume two?
"Let’s see what the general reaction is to this album, but I would certainly like to make more music with John O’Hara, who’s a talented and charming collaborator."
'Through Line' is now available via Chariot Music.
A short video of the making of the album is available to view here on Barbara's official YouTube channel.