Barry has released his debut album ‘Breathing Space’!  The album is a collection of original melodies mixed with organic sounds, synthesizers, electronic rhythms and featuring sound recordings that have been collected from Barry’s favourite spaces in and around the rural landscape of Ross-Shire and Inverness-Shire.

All the music was written, arranged and produced by Barry Reid. The album was recorded and mixed by Barry Reid at Rose Croft Studio, Highlands, 2021. Barry plays the following instruments on Breathing Space: Acoustic guitar, all synthezisers, Ableton Push drums and programming, harmonium, piano keyboard, percussion, voice sampling. Guest musicians on the album: Laura Wilkie plays fiddle on track 2, Lauren MacColl plays fiddle on tracks 5 & 10, Hamish Napier plays flute on tracks 3 & 8, Innes Watson plays fiddle on track 7 & 9, Ali Hutton plays whistles on track 10.

Get ‘Breathing Space’ from BANDCAMP right here


Barry has made his name in the Scottish music scene by not only being a member of such distinguished bands as the mighty Treacherous Orchestra, and folk funksters Croft No.Five, but also in host of other bands, including Innes’ Watson’s Guitar Colloquium, the MacCollective with  Lauren MacColl,  Halcyon and Event Horizon.



Croft No.Five are playing at the following festivals this year:

10th May – Skye Live, Portree

1st June – The Gathering, Inverness

9th June – The Reeling, Glasgow

27th July – Belladrum, Inverness-Shire

16th Aug – Piping Live, Glasgow

4th Oct – Fèis na Mara, Arisaig