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Barry takes it to the bridge
Barry Walsh has released a song to mark the 150th anniversary of Clifton Suspension Bridge

Barry Walsh, 58, started writing songs professionally in the 1960s and is a well-known figure on the Bristol music circuit.

He formed the Barry Walsh Band in 2009 and has released several songs about landmarks or areas of the city.

Mr Walsh, of Abbot's Leigh, was instrumental in writing the Bristol Hippodrome and At the Curzon when these iconic buildings celebrated their centenaries in 2013.

He also penned Beautiful Days, a song about the supersonic Concorde – and its much celebrated Bristol connection.

His most recent effort is The Woods of Leigh telling the story of the world famous bridge which opened in 1864.

Barry said: "I have always been interested in the Clifton suspension bridge and was aware the 150th anniversary was coming up.

"I would speak with kids and they would seem to know very little about the bridge so I thought I would come up with a song that had a few facts and figures in it."

The CD single is available at various outlets including the Clifton Suspension Bridge Tourist shop and Destination Bristol, Watershed.
Remembrance song for Dundry
DUNDRY Hill has just been written into the songbooks by Bristol singer/songwriter Barry Walsh (right). BBC Radio Bristol presenter Steve Le Fevre has called Barry "the new Fred Wedlock" in keeping Bristol landmarks alive in his songs, which include Woods of Leigh (celebrating the Clifton Suspension bridge), At The Curzon (Clevedon's 100-year-old cinema), Mendip Hills and the Concorde song Beautiful Days, to mention just a few.

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