Perhaps we should let the facts speak for themselves
Barry Mc Cabe comes from Virginia, Co. Cavan, Ireland but has travelled all over the world to bring his music to the people. He has worked extensively on the European mainland over the years, but he has also toured in the US and in such far away lands as Egypt!
Barry collaborated with Davy Spillane to release the critically-acclaimed CD “The Peace Within”. This was considered by many to be the birth of Celtic-Blues. Davy Spillane is the well-known uilleann pipe player who played in Riverdance. He has also guested on albums by Bryan Adams, Van Morrison and Chris Rea, to name a few.
Barry played support to Rory Gallagher on his final European tour, which included the Paradiso club (where part of the Rolling Stones “Stripped” CD was recorded). He also headlined the Waterpop Festival in Holland for 20,000 people with his band Albatross.
Mick Taylor (former Rolling Stones guitarist) was Barry’s ‘special guest’ for the release party for the “Beyond The Tears” CD and they continued to work together, respective schedules allowing, throughout Europe after that. Snowy White [Bird of Paradise] was also one of Barry’s ‘special guest’ on several festivals in Europe!
Barry’s version of the Fred James song “Full Moon On Main Street” won the Sheheshe Music Award in the USA and Barry’s own composition “One Of These Days” was voted one of the top six blues songs in the world by the Backas Jazz Society in Helsinki, Finland.
One very special tour Barry undertook was an extensive tour of the Netherlands – playing 12 concerts in 12 days in all the 12 provinces. This was to help raise money for the “War Child” charity. Since then he has continued to collaborate with “War Child” on several other projects. He has also worked for the following charity organisations; The Irish Youth Foundation (IYF) and the Red Cross.
Barry has played on festivals/clubs with Status Quo, ZZ Top, Molly Hatchett, Walter Trout, Stan Webb, Rory Gallagher, Dr. Feelgood, Roy Rogers, Canned Heat, Ten Years After and The Sweet to name but a few. Barry’s music has been played on radio stations in Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Croatia, Australia, Japan, France, Spain, Finland, Ireland, the UK and in the USA.
Barry’s follow up to “The Peace Within” was his “Beyond The Tears” album. It features special guests: Mark Feltham on harmonica (Rory Gallagher Band), Johnny Fean on guitar (Horslips) and Pat Mc Manus on guitar (Mama’s Boys & Celtus).
Barry sums it up quite simply – “I grew up in a small town and dreamed that one day I’d be in a music group, travelling all over the world and reaching people through my music. It’s a dream that has come true many times over!”