The Halsway Millennium CD was produced in April 2000 to raise funds for the Halsway Manor folk centre in Somerset. It contains a variety of folk music, mostly from England but also some from Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. It includes tunes for social, morris and sword dances, and other tunes and songs, as follows:
|1.||Burghees Hole *|
|2.||Coilsfield House / The Kirrie Kebbuck / Bride's Reel|
|4.||English Sword Dance Tunes|
|5.||The Old Mill *|
|6.||Welsh Waltzes *|
|7.||An Evening in the Bar at Halsway|
|8.||Easter Thursday *|
|9.||The Baffled Knight * / Orleans Baffled / Once a Night *|
|10.||A Selection of Morris Dance Tunes|
|11.||Parson's Farewell *|
|12.||A Selection of Processional Tunes|
|13.||Si Bheag, Si Mhor|
|14.||Never Love Thee More / Steamboat Hornpipe / Goddesses|
The recording was made by a group of 17
musicians at the Manor on St George's Day 2000. TB played recorder
and/or banjo on eight of the tracks, and arranged Easter Thursday. Tunes
marked * are played an appropriate number of times for the relevant
|1.||The spirit of the dance and Paddy Clancy's *|
|2.||My Lady Winwood's maggot *|
|3.||Zephyrs and flora *|
|4.||To those I love|
|8.||William Winter jigs *|
|9.||Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland|
|11.||Top and bottom *|
|12.||Thousands or more|
|13.||Madeleine's wals *|
|14.||Taxing time *|
|15.||Pokey's reel / Smudge the dog *|
This time the group consisted of 24
musicians, most of whom also played on the first CD. TB played recorder
and/or banjo on ten of the tracks, and arranged four of them. Again,
tunes marked * are played an appropriate number of times for the
To order either CD or for more information please see the Halsway Manor Society website.
A collection of dances by Cyril Papworth, with an accompanying CD, published posthumously in April 2002. It contains notation and tunes for ten dances, many of them written for specific people or events, as follows:
|1.||The Capricorn Waltz|
|2.||Her Own Physician|
|6.||Just a Few|
|7.||A Midsummer Assembly|
|8.||A Pint and a Half|
|9.||The Broom goes Playford|
|10.||My Lady's Measure|
The recording was made by David Holland, Gina Holland, Anthony Bearon and TB (a bit) in a series of sessions in 2001-2. TB played piano on My Lady's Measure, and wrote The Pondskater for Ben's Confusion. All the tunes are played an appropriate number of times for the relevant dance.
For more information please contact Dave and Gina Holland or The Round.
It's not a disc as such, but the Chiltern West Gallery Quire have produced some audio samples recorded at various performances.
Released by in July 2007. See the band's album page for
Performed in 1988 by King's College Choir, Cambridge University Musical Society and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Cleobury. TB sang bass with Cambridge University Musical Society.
Produced by the Argo arm of Decca Records as catalogue
number 425 480-4. No longer directly available, but there are stockists
on the web.
Performed in 1993 by Tinuke Olafimihan, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Anthony Roden, Simon Kirkbride, East London Chorus, Harlow Chorus, Hertfordshire Chorus and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Geoffrey Simon. TB sang bass, and Rachel sang soprano, with Harlow Chorus.
Part of Saint-Saëns Orchestral Works Volume One,
available from Cala Records as
catalogue number CACD 1015. No longer directly available, but there are
stockists on the web.
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