The Committee Band Dancemusic

The Committee Band, WPCD01, 1997, CD

This is where, I guess, you can really use the word 'eponymous'. Dancemusic is dance music. The CD includes a mix of tunes from various, mainly northern European, sources and is a fair record of the sound of the band. They have spread their wings over the years and this CD captures it. Laurels go to Max Edén tune, Serpentiner och konfetti, which still shines through as one of the best schottische tunes around. (Florida also do a recording of it.)

  • Half Hannekin / The Pantheon cottilion
  • Lucerne / Lulu polka
  • Muineira sul sacrato della chiessa (Trad arr Battlefield Band)
  • Serpentiner och Konfetti (M Edén)
  • Mike Mullin's / Curenta (Monfrina de Marcèlo 1 / Curenta dei butei)
  • 'Ere You (Yrjö Holmin polka)
  • Sarah's jig (I Dedic) / Hilda's hard one (H Dedic)
  • Four Hand Reel / La Bastringue
  • Vuoma-Pertti's mazurka
  • Mad Moll of the Cheshire hunts / Enrico
  • Guy's tunes (Schottis från Idre / Schottis från Härjedalen)
  • Tarantella

Dancemusic on the Committee Band Site's about time!

Scarcely need a webfeet review when there are ones like Green Man's. Agree with every word, particularly the bit about Will's Way. Florida had the edge with Serpentiner och konfetti but with Will's Way the Committee Band beat in the arrangement stakes.

The Committee Band, WPCD002, 1999, CD

  • The Champion
  • Marten in the Bag
  • Will's Way (W.Ward)
  • Bàl Franc´s
  • Silbaätno (M.Segerström)
  • Fourpence-halfpenny-farthing / The Flight
  • Bosolù / Spagnoletto
  • Alexandrian Schottische
  • Garland Dance
  • The Lemonville Jig (Hayes) / The Quarryman (Sherrit)
  • Blue Dresses - Girl with the Blue Dress on / Dark Girl dressed in Blue
  • Ffarwèl Marian
  • Slip Jigs - Another Jig'll do / Up goes Ely / Polly the Lass
  • The Hedgehog (Pindsvine Reinländer)

Reviewed by Green Man

It's about Time on the Committee Band Site


The Committee Band, WPCD004, 2007, CD

  • Last Train to Northolt (M-J. Searle) / The Elephant's Foot (M-J. Searle) / The Royal Review / Isabella Robertson
  • Croft's Jig (W. Croft) / The Parson in Boots
  • Vasen (K-E. Eriksson)
  • Da Pearl Wedding (W. Taylor) / Miss Gayton's
  • Bal Frances / Monferrina del Paluc (M. Martinotti)
  • Lovely Nancy / En Avant Blonde
  • Silver Street Lasses
  • The Duke of York's Camp / Lady Elizabeth Cole
  • The Drummer
  • The Queen of Diamonds / Walnut Whip (H. Dedic)
  • Not the Coleford

Marvellous on the Committee Band Site

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