• Adrian Jackson – member of White Rose morris, concertina player. [Tune number 9].
  • Anna Clough – colleague of Deborah’s. [Tune numbers 178,183,207]
  • Annie Dearman – singer, partner of Steve Harrison, and member of “Dearman, Harrison and Gammon”. [Tune number 21]
  • Art Jonkers – colleague, scientist, historian and philosopher. [Tune numbers 122,144,145]
  • Baz Parkes and Joy – had a wedding party on the beach at Sidmouth. [Tune number 83]
  • Bedlam – is Bryony Griffith, Drew McKinlay, Ross McKinlay and Will Hampson.
  • Bill Barrett – my father in law, and an inspiration. [Tune number 27]
  • Christina Nordstrom – source of some of our Swedish tunes. [Tune number 143]
  • Clive Hetherington – White Rose morris man. [Tune number 19]
  • Colin Bangay and Yvette Spokes – brother-in-law of Deborah. [Tune number 67]
  • Debby Noble – used to travel on the train to Leeds with me. [Tune number 180]
  • Deborah Allon – colleague and fellow horn player. Mother of Juliet and Isabel. [Tune numbers 34,36,122,159,198,215]
  • Drew McKinley – guiter player, member of the band “Bedlam”, White Rose morris man. [Tune numbers 26,131]
  • Eleanor Barber – eldest daughter of my brother, John. [Tune number 109]
  • Gordon Wood – member of White Rose morris, percussion player with Official brawl…if anyone would, Gordon would… [Tune number 8,212]
  • Hansi Barrett – Mary’s mum. [Tune number 200]
  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra. [Tune number 43,93,100,111]
  • Isabel Bangay – Deborah’s second daughter. [Tune numbers 204,213]
  • Jane Hutton – mainstay of the Radway session at Sidmouth. [Tune number 192]
  • Juliet Bangay – first daughter of Deborah. [Tune numbers 163,190,195]
  • Lisa McDermott – melodeon player with “All Blacked Up”. [Tune number 85]
  • Lynne Wadsworth – fiddle player. [Tune number 182]
  • Malcolm Ellis – trombone player with the Celebrated Nook band. [Tune number 11]
  • Margaret Watt – dancer and partner of Adrian Jackson. [Tune numbers 32,148,209]
  • Mary Barber – what can I say? Except, “THANKS!!” [Tune numbers 2,4,5,7,38,44,87,177,208,210,211,214]
  • Maxwell’s Demon (formed 1978) – our first proper ceilidh band – included Jim Harding (concertina), Bernice Harding (percussion), Peter Thomas (trombone), Mary Barber (fiddle) and Nick Barber (horn). [Tune numbers 1,3]
  • Mick Brooks – caller and fiddle player. [Tune number 193]
  • Ned Barstow – White Rose morris man. [Tune number 118]
  • Official Brawl – West Yorkshire band playing English and French material, and specialising in older English dances. Members – Nick Barber, Steve Harrison, Gordon Wood, Huw Jones. [Tune numbers 18,28,117,126]
  • Oliver – son Guy and Emma. [Tune number 138]
  • Poppy Rhodes – melodeon player. [Tune number 135]
  • Ron Crabtree – landlord at the Sair Inn, Linthwaite. [Tune number 168,185]
  • Sarah Barber. [Tune number 63]
  • Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra – with whom I played whom I played horn for years. [Tune number 33,36]
  • Steve Harrison – musician (playing melodeon, harmonica, and almost anything that can be blown into), co-founder of the band “Official Brawl”, and partner-in-crime in many other enterprises. [Tune numbers 6,10]
  • Tom Barber – who I used to argue with, but I’d better stop, as he’s going to look after me in my old age. [Tune numbers 24,35]
  • Tom – the landlord at the Radway, Sidmouth. [Tune number 196]
  • Vic and Sheila Gammon – musicians we met both in Sussex and Yorkshire. [Tune numbers 20,34]
  • White Rose morris men – can’t be too rude about these people, it’s more than my life’s worth. [Tune number 22,25,114,120,130,151,161,181]
  • Whittelsey Straw Bear – one of my favourite folk events. [Tune number 40,42]

 

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