Early in 2006 Everett Brown, Mary Audette, and Tim Reilly formed Barnacle -- a high energy Celtic/sea music/folk band. They appeared throughout New England at venues such as the Rhode Island School of Design, Mystic Seaport Music Festival 2007, 2008, and 2009, New London's Sail Fest, the New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival, Stone Soup Coffeehouse, Old Ship Coffeehouse in Hingham, Massachusetts, the Block Island Music Festival, The Cape Cod Maritime Festival, the New England Pirate Faire, Gloucester, Massachusetts, the Wickford Maritime Festival in Wickford, Rhode Island, and at the Windjammer Festival in Camden, Maine.
Everett Brown is a composer/arranger as well as a highly regarded multi-instrumentalist who was a member of the former Wickford Express, and a co-founder of Compass Rose, with whom he performed at Washington's Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. He has for years been Jon Campbell's accompanist. He also is a North Star recording artist, most notably on Wind in the Rigging and the New England Christmastide series.
Mary Audette is a flautist and string player who has performed as a member of Compass Rose with Dave Peloquin, Everett Brown, and Ian Geddes. She also is recorded on New England Yuletide and on Working in Harmony for Home and Hearth, a newly released double compilation CD published by Notable Works in partnership with South County Habitat for Humanity. She, along with Everett Brown, is one of the recording artists on New England Yuletide.
Tim Reilly is an internationally renowned as a consummate percussionist/bones player. He has been featured on a number of folk recordings including Shipmates by Compass Rose. He was a member of the Blues Healers and has been one of the Mystic Seaport Chantey men. Tim has performed with such luminaries such as Benoit Bourque, Skip Healy, the late Mike Shorrock, Mel Mercier, and performed an encore set with the Chieftains at the Providence Performing Arts Center.
If available, they are often joined by Armand Aromin, fiddler, and Jon Cannon, fiddler and banjo.