Sound files

Check out some songs and tunes collected in Gloucestershire:

Will Ballinger, born in the 1870s, sings an old ballad he learnt in his youth.

Charlie Clissold of Hardwick sings an old song about joining the army

Gypsy singer Harry Brazil sings a ballad which can be traced back to the 17th Century

 

Richard Chidlaw of Dursley sings a crow-scaring ditty he learnt from his grandfather

 

Local group Puzzlejug sing a Forest of Dean song about coal-mining