McLoughlin, Barry : Windswept
5 STAR Canadian singer/songwriter BARRY McLOUGHLIN is recognized on the contemporary singer/songwriter scene as a compelling man of words with a charming narrative voice. McLoughlin 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. 'Armed with a voice both haunting and soothing, acoustic guitar in hand, Barry is a captivating singer/songwriter' Shannon Ambrose, Managing Editor, Artist Launch Magazine, Canada 2008 WINDSWEPT Barry McLoughlin's haunting tributes to Lieutenant General Romeo D'Allaire and the missing young women along Northern British Columbia's 'Highway of Tears' evoke the spirits of silenced angels. His signature voice and romantic ballads probe the recesses of our fragile human relationships. Title track 'Windswept' sets the tone, 'Canada' transports the listener across the country, 'Met on the Internet' brightens the day, and 'Harry' commemorates Mr. Chapin. His 'Windswept' pre-release single 'Christmas Carol' (Dec 07) received holiday airplay across Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Holland, Italy, the Netherlands and the USA. This fresh seasonal ballad hit the monthly TOP 5 for Canadian airplay on Richard Gillmann's International Folk-DJ List ranking between songs from Joni Mitchell and Bruce Cockburn. A 14 track collection of original songs that awakens, provokes, and soothes the spirit in a windswept kind of way.