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The Madding Crowd researches and performs the church and secular music of the English village bands and choirs in the period 1660 to 1861.

The next guest night will be on Sunday 3rd June.

We are sad to record the untimely death of Paul Marsh, a good friend to our group. He freely gave us consultancy on mummers plays from his research on plays in Hampshire. He was a member of Otterbourne Mummers. As a partner in Forest Tracks, he also videoed our 40th anniversary celebrations.

Steve Roud, who researched with Paul, wrote some personal memories on the Traditional Song Forum.

Rollo Woods wearing his Gold Badge, playing for the ceilidh after the presentation in 2015.

RGW Gold Badge

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"A CD from the Madding Crowd... has been worth the wait..."

"A very valuable addition to the West Gallery canon of recordings."

8.00+1.50 P&P payable to The Madding Crowd.

Please send orders to:
4 Grove Road, Shawford, Winchester,
Hampshire, UK, SO21 2DD, or email to

For a list of contents and a review click here.

Last changed 19 May, 2018

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