EVER REMEMBERED

The latest CD from Colin Andrews. Additional instrumentation from John Golightly and Duncan Andrew.

WHO GIVES A HOOT

One of my own songs, inspired by my son's use of various apps on his mobile phone

THE GATEHOUSE DOOR

Written by Derbyshire based singer Linda Woodroffe. I first heard this sung by Rob Bostock at Sidmouth Folk Week in 2014.

THE BALLAD OF SIR BEVIS

I cut down a 45 verse ballad describing the deeds of Sir Bevis of Arundel into a manageable 9 verses, and put a tune to it.

ROLLO'S WALTZ/ONE FOR THE ROAD

John Golightly wrote the waltz in memory of his grandson who died only a few weeks old. It is loosely based on my jig. One For The Road.

BOSHAM BELLS

This beautiful song, written by Valmai Goodyear from Lewes, tells of the fate of a Viking raiding party who stole a bell from Bosham church, near Chichester.

WHEN I CAME HOME

I wrote this song, as a different take on the theme of 'Seven Nights Drunk', from the woman's viewpoint.

TOMMY GET YOUR SHOES PUT ON

Another gem from Linda Woodroffe. I was fortunate to meet her at Whitby Festival in 2016 where I acquired copies of her two song books. That year was the 50th anniversary of the Abefan disaster, the subject of this song.


AUTUMN TREE

A flashback to my student days at Cardiff in the mid-sixties. A 'protest' song of the era, it was written by Bob Powell, who sang at the college folk club with a group called the journeyman. I tracked him down to the Midlands, where he now lives.

UTTOXETER SWING/LES MANCHES DES JEANNE/ORINOCO

Uttoxeter Swing came to me via Ray Campbell, fiddler with Priston Jubillee Morris. Winkleigh Morris use it for the Bampton dance, The Quaker. I composed the 2nd tune for another Winkleigh dance, Jean's Sleeves. Orinoco comes from Scottish fiddler Georgina Nettleton, and was originally composed as a slow air.

THE WITCH OF BERKELEY

This song appears on an old LP by Don & Sarah Morgan. The words are by Don, who gave me permission to use them to a different tune of my own.

THE LAST BUS IS LEAVING

A parody of Cyril Tawney's song, Sammy's Bar. If you live as I do in a rural area you will appreciate the sentiment.

THE STRANGER

A female in distress appears one evening at your back door. This is my song about what then follows.

SUSIE GO LIGHTLY/BIXSTIX/DEVON MARCHES

Three tunes used for dances by Winkleigh Morris. The 1st was written by Ray Campbell for the wedding of his sister, Susie. Bixstix is my tune written in honour of former Winkleigh member Hilary Bix. The Devon Marches were written by 'Owly' Dave Ramsden

THE STREAMS OF LOVELY NANCY

There are many versions of this traditional song. This one is believed to come from Cornwall. I used to sing it back in the late sixties/early seventies with the folk group, The Trugs.

AT THE END OF THE DAY

A message of love, joy, hope and peace, from the pen of Linda Woodroffe.

ONLY REMEMBERED

Several versions of this hymn, attributed to Bonar & Sankey, can be found and, strangely, it makes no reference to God or Heaven. It has become well-known through its use in the stage production of War Horse