Member Profile

Artist, MC, Workshop Provider and Teacher
Barry Goodman

With over 30 years in folk behind him, Barry Goodman has been described as a Folk Polymath.

Besides Life & Times he calls and plays for the E-Ceilidh band Time of Your Life. Has also called with other bands including Random, Grand Union, Mawkin, Stomp, Fendragon, The Woodpecker Band, Moondance, Triality and Laughing Gravy. Has called at Sidmouth, Towersey, Wimborne and Rhythms of the World Festivals. Has danced with Ampthill’s Redbornstoke Morris since 1977 and has been a musician for The Outside Capering Crew, Rockhopper Morris and Bedfordshire Lace. For many years he has been MC and caller for The Hertfordshire Folk Association's annual Summer Dance Festival for children at Hatfield House. Serves on the Festival's organising committee and also runs Folk Dance Workshops for teachers and children. Is involved in the New Roots young musicians’ competition. Has been an MC at Sidmouth, Towersey, Chippenham, Cheltenham and Shepley Festivals. Performs his tune ‘Four Up’ on the CD Grandson of Morris On. He is a contact for BBC Radio 2’s Sold on Song songwriting clubs. and