Cock and Bull produce a superlative ceilidh. They play an Anglo-French mix of music, variously with bagpipes, clarinet, sax, keyboards, electronic percussion, mandocello and appalachian dulcimer. You can dance to them twice and experience two completely different dances - Bourrées and Bransles (pronounced Brawls) one night and English Folk dance the next. What you get depends on the caller.... How good it is depends on what the dancers were expecting. With a good crowd, a good caller and a good mix of the English and French it can be phenominal.

Recordings

Concrete Route, Sacred Cows

Cock and Bull, 1989

  • Lunch in the Pub (P.Lockwood)
  • Green Park / Camargo / The Noggin
  • Miss Kitty's Delight / The Twin Sisters / A New Dance / Anthony's Courtship
  • Fine Companions / The Rhine / Ronde du Quercy
  • Stoney Brawl (J.P.Rasle)
  • Modal Hornpipe / Beau Nash
  • Purcell's March's / Le Topinambour (J.P.Rasle)
  • Sun Hall / Bad Joak (J.P.Rasle) / Monsieru Patin
  • The White Cottage (P.Martin) / La Conterie (J.P.Rasle) / High Street, High Time (J.P.Rasle)
  • Horse's Brawl
  • Speed the Plough
  • Monkey Riding

A Cock and Bull Story

Cock and Bull, 1991, C&B 103

Compilation CD with tracks from Concrete Routes, Sacred Cows, Eyes Closed and Rocking and All Buttoned Up

  • Monkey Riding
  • Speed the Plough
  • Stoney Brawl (J.P.Rasle)
  • The Cockade / Corn Riggs / The Twin Sisters
  • William Irwin's 1, 2 and 3
  • Horse's Brawl
  • One for Dan
  • Lunch at the Pub (P.Lockwood)
  • Prince Frederick's / Suky's Delight
  • Mon Rêve / William Irwin's Quickstep
  • Modal Hornpipe / Beau Nash
  • Advice to the Ladies
  • The White Cottage (P.Martin) / La Conterie (J.P.Rasle) / High Street, High Time (J.P.Rasle)
  • Portabello / Briggham
  • Donkey Riding / Buffalo Girls

Below the Belt

Cock and Bull, 1993, C&B 104

  • L'Hesitante
  • Villeneuve
  • La Mal Mariée / St Martin's isle / The Bryhar
  • Below the Belt
  • Trip to Sainsburys / L'Androgyne / La Souris / La Penible
  • Trip to the Lawndry
  • Banle du Pinguin / Pauve Laboureur / Penguin Brawl
  • 8.30 Trop Tôt / Mrs Waghorn / K.B.S.M.
  • The R.S.J.
  • L'Accidentelle / Andronov-o / L'Olympia

Pumped up and Loaded

Cock and Bull, 1996, MCRCD6992

  • Stony Move (P.Lockwood)
  • Fille D'Orléans
  • L'Escalier (J.P.Rasle)
  • La Paresse (J.P.Rasle)
  • Montmiral (J.P.Rasle)
  • Le Jaywalker (P.Lockwood)
  • Jéanneton
  • Leo-Léon (J.P.Rasle)
  • Panique Couscous (V.Sainsbury)
  • The Watchmaker (J.P.Rasle)
  • The Reaper (J.P.Rasle)
  • Broken Nights (P.Lockwood)
  • Voici la St Jean
  • Cajun Bypass (P.Lockwood, P.Martin, J.P.Rasle, V.Sainsbury)
  • La Route d'Edimbourg (J.P.Rasle)
  • Cantona (V.Sainsbury)
  • The Dealer (P.Lockwood)
  • Stony Haze (P.Lockwood)
  • The Polekat (P.Lockwood)
  • Little Wonder (P.Lockwood)
  • Peartree Bridge (P.Lockwood)

Reviewed in Paul Dengate's PDCS site.

Encore du Vingt

Cock and Bull, 1999, MCRCD9993

  • Encore du Vin (V.Sainbury)
  • N'y Faites Pas L'Amour
  • Le Petit Coin (J.P.Rasle)
  • Camalière (J.P.Rasle)
  • Bransle de Normandie
  • Pearlake Mafia (P.Lockwood)
  • Le Gros Orteil (V.Sainsbury)
  • L'AuriculaireJ.P.Rasle)
  • Abeille et Bourdon (J.P.Rasle)
  • Catovsky's March (P.Lockwood)
  • Voyage (Yacoub)
  • Nifty-Thrifty (P.Lockwood)
  • Broomfield House
  • La Mariolle< (R.Rasle)
  • Tunbridge Frisk
  • The Strickland
  • Kus Mijn Klöten (P.Lockwood)
  • Valse Haute (J.P.Rasle)
  • The Ridotta

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