|199D||01||The Song And Supper Rooms||19991226||20000108|
Tim Healey and fellow musicians from the Mellstock Band recreate the songs of the early Victorians and the stories behind them.
1: `The Song and Supper Rooms'.
The precursors of the music halls, where men gathered after hours to eat devilled kidneys, drink brandy and sing.
The last of three programmes in which Tim Healey and fellow musicians recreate the songs of the early Victorians and the stories behind them.
Music is simple - whatever yields a note, from the seven-foot sonorous serpent to parsnip and watering can.
|200A||02||Songs Of Murder And Mayhem||20000102||20000115|
Tim Healey and fellow musicians from the Mellstock Band re-create the songs of the early Victorians and the stories behind them.
2: `Songs of Murder and Mayhem'.
When public hangings were commonplace, the felon's misdeeds and ultimate demise were turned into songs and sold by the balladeers to the huge crowds that gathered at the foot of the gallows.
|200A||02||Songs Of Murder And Mayhem||20000109||20000122|
|201B||01||In Praise Of The English Barn Dance||20010401||20010414|
Tim Healey tells the story and hears the music of the British barn dance, with the aid of caller Gordon Potts, of the Committee Band, and Caroline Butler, caller and fiddler with the Geckoes.
|201B||01||The Town Waits||20010401||20010414|
Tim Healey explores the history and sound of the town waits, the municipal bands that started out as watchmen at the gates, playing shawms, sackbuts and lutes to signal the hours.
They also entertained distinguished visitors and became the official town bands, with their own liveries.
|201B||02||John Clare - Country Fiddler||20010408||20010421|
|201B||02||The Town Waits||20010325||20010407|
|201B||03||John Clare - Country Fiddler||20010415||20010428|
|201B||04||Two Little Political Songsters||20010422||20010428|
Tim Healey's parents, Lord and Lady Healey, recall and sing the songs of their youth - songs from the war years - and reflect on the changing nature of political songs and communal singing during their lifetime.