Barney Morse-Brown

An extraordinary musician who has become known for his 'alternative and unique' approach to playing the cello.


A long time member of the BBC Folk Award winning band 'The Imagined Village' a previous member of both Chris Wood's and Eliza Carthy's band plus one half of 'Duotone' who's recent record received critical acclaim with 5 star reviews from Songlines and Maverick Magazine.


The most recent project that Barney has been involved in has been to work with multi platinum artist 'Birdy' who's YouTube hits alone have reached their millions and was recently number 1 in the charts in both France and Australia.

Studio albums

Syrian Dreams - Maya Youssef

The Waters and the Wild - Ninebarrow

Vacancy at NASA - Adam Barnes

AM - Richard Walters

Jackie Oates - Saturnine & The Joy of Living

Oly Ralfe - Notes from Another Sea

Porchlight & Rockingchairs - Jimpster

The Imagined Village -

The Imagined Village

Empire and Love - The Imagined Village

Handmade Life - Chris Wood

Bending the Dark - The Imagined Village

The Sound Inside - Breaks Co-Op


For more information on the Two Piece Orchestra, click on the image above.

Live sessions

Amy Macdonald - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Birdy - Worldwide

Adam Barnes - London, Amsterdam

Maya Youssef - UK/Europe

Eliza Carthy - UK/Europe


TV sessions

Later with Jools Holland - The Imagined Village

Later.. - Eliza Carthy

Taratata - Birdy

Film work

Close - Netflix feature film

Widows Walk - feature film

The Reliant - feature film

Barbarians - feature film

Radio sessions

BBC Radio 1 - Live Lounge (Birdy)

BBC Radio 2 - Birdy

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends - The Imagined Village & Maya Youssef


Two Piece Orchestra

Jane Griffiths (violin, viola)

and Barney Morse-Brown (cello)


Two highly-experienced string players, at complete ease in the studio environment, whose intuitive musical relationship produces expressive, efficient performance. Both classically trained, we have worked extensively in other genres, which allows great flexibility of approach.


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