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‘Cotswold Characters’ and “While I work I Whistle’ – 1960 recordings of Cotswold speech and songs.  Available here.


A CD of Christmas Carols, both sacred and secular, collected in Gloucestershire and researched and performed by Puzzlejug.  £10 plus £1 postage.

Available by cheque payable to G Davies

Address: Properjob Productions
“Sweets of May”
11a Greet Rd
Glos GL54 5JT

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‘Band of Gold’ – Iconic recordings of a Gloucestershire gypsy family.  Available from Musical Traditions.



‘Down by the Old Riverside’ – important recordings of a Gloucestershire gypsy family.  Triple CD set.  Available from Musical Traditions.



‘The Coleford Jig’ ed Charles Menteith & Paul Burgess


A real treasure trove of tunes collected in Gloucestershire, or from local manuscript collections. As well as the dots for the tunes, there are extensive notes and explanations.
The new, and probably definitive edition, includes further tunes from George Till, and takes account of my revisions for the GlosTrad site.
It is available from Charles at 3 St Arvans Court, Evesham Road, Cheltenham GL52 3AA. A cheque for £12 (payable to ‘C Menteith’) with a note of your address will secure a copy. There may still also be copies available via Glosfolk.


‘A Sweet Country Life’ – Richard Sermon

An extremely well-researched account of the visit of Cecil Sharp to Tewkesbury in 1908 and the songs collected from two local residents, Elizabeth Smitherd and William Henry Watts.  40 pages with music and words. It has been reprinted (2013) with some minor additions and corrections, including the inclusion of some material that came to light after initial publication in 2010.

ONLY £7.50 From Glosfolk (+ £2.50 p&p) or from Amazon ISBN 978 0951 474334