Various – English Country Music
Billy Cooper (1883), Walter Bulwer (1888) and Daisy Bulwer (c.1892) were active musicians in rural Norfolk for over half a century. These recordings, made together with visiting friends in the Bulwers’ cottage in the village of Shipdham, capture the style, vitality and robustness of the music they played for dancing in pubs and at Saturday night hops and wedding parties. Earlier editions of English Country Music appeared in 1965 and 1976. This edition is re-mastered and contains new notes and many additional recordings.
1. Jenny Lind / The Girl I Left Behind Me - 3:31 2. The Waltz Vienna - 2:58 3. Off She Goes - 1:15 4. Off She Goes - 1:42 5. Red Wing - 2:16 6. Untitled Polka - 2:22 7. Dulcie Bell - 3:24 8. The Heel And Toe Polka - 2:45 9. The Sailor's Hornpipe / The Shipdham Hornpipe / Untitled Polka/ The White Cockade / Untitled Polka - 4:23 10. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms / Johnny's So Long At The Fair / The Wild Colonial Boy - 3:31 11. The Cliff Hornpipe - 1:49 12. The Bluebell Polka - 3:07 13. Shave The Donkey - 0:53 14. Shave The Donkey - 1:41 15. Waltz Selection (Introducing The Young Sailor Cut Down In His Prime) - 3:07 16. The Yarmouth Hornpipe / The Four-Hand Reel / The Sailor’s Hornpipe - 2:04 17. The Helston Furry Dance - 2:05 18. The Irish Washerwoman / The Sprig Of Shillelagh - 1:42 19. The Foggy Dew / The Sailor Cut Down In His Prime - 3:09 20. Peggy Wood / When There Isn't A Girl About - 2:27 21. Untitled Polka - 1:09 22. Wheels - 1:42 23. In And Out The Windows - 1:29 24. Washing Day / Old Mrs Huddledee / The Keel Row - 3:53 25. Untitled Polka - 1:34 26. The Irish Washerwoman / Garryowen / Rory O'More / St Patrick’s Day - 2:31 27. The FourHand Reel / Soldier’s Joy - 3:53
Walter Bulwer (fiddle, mandolin, banjo) , Billy Cooper (dulcimer) , Reg Hall (melodeon, fiddle) , Daisy Bulwer (piano) , Mervyn Plunkett (drums, snare, home-made tenor, tambourine) , Russell Wortley (pipe, tabor) , Scan Tester (Anglo-German concertina) , *** Hawkins(banjo)