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The Galopede / Walter Bulwer's No. 2 & No. 1
The Quadrille / The Tempest / The Portland Fancy
George Tills' No. 2 & No. 1
[trad. arr. Eliza Carthy / Martin Carthy / Norma Waterson / Tim van Eyken]
These are three sets of tunes on Waterson:Carthy's fifth album, Fishes & Fine Yellow Sand. The album notes said:
The three tune sets are from different places. The George Tills tunes come from the South West by way of Paul Burgess and are from the repertoire of the same George Tills. The two Walter Bulwer tunes come from the man himself and were a part of a truly ground breaking record first put out as a limited edition in the early 1960s by Bob Davenport and Reg Hall from recordings which they had made of country musicians Walter and Daisy Bulwer and friends, now available on English Country Music (Topic TSCD607). The latter two are joined by the Galopede which has been part of the general dance band repertoire for as long as Norma and I can remember and I feel bound to say that familiarity breeds nothing like contempt. From the previously mentioned book Folk Songs of Old New England by Eloise Hubbard Linscott and the repertoire of one Edson Cole, a fiddle player and dancing master from New Hampshire, come the three tunes The Quadrille, The Tempest, and The Portland Fancy.
Walter Bulwer's Polkas Nos 2 & 1 were also recorded by The Old Swan Band for their Free Reed album No Reels. This track was eventually included in the two histories of English country dance music, Tap Roots and Stepping Up. And Steeleye Span with Martin Carthy recorded Walter Bulwer's Polka on their farewell live album Live at Last!.