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The Town Waits - At home with Healey

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Published on Feb 12, 2012

"At Home with Healey" was recorded & produced by Testbed Productions. Programme 1, entitled "The Town Waits", was broadcast on 1st April and 11th September 2001, on BBC Radio 4.

The International Guild of Town Pipers is able to make this recording publicly available through the generosity of Nick Baker (Testbed Productions), Tim Healey (Oxford Waits) & James Merryweather (York Waits) who have kindly granted their permission for us to reproduce it.

IGTP - International Guild of Town Pipers ( www.townwaits.org.uk ).

Summary - Tim Healey invites musicians, historians and story tellers to his Oxford kitchen to play the music of the past and find out about the people who played it. In this recording Tim Healey and his guests recall why town municipal bands - the Town Waits - also performed as official timekeepers, recalled amorous exploits at barn dances through the ages and, most memorably, joined with parents Denis and Edna Healey to have a family chat about political songs, which naturally turned into a family sing song.

Produced by Dilly Barlow for Testbed Productions ( www.testbed.co.uk )

Tim Healey's guests are Charles Spicer and Edward Fitzgibbon of The Oxford Waits
( www.bejo.co.uk/bejo/html/artWaits.htm )
and James Merryweather of The York Waits ( www.theyorkwaits.org.uk )

The IGTP was granted permission to reproduce this recording from the original copyright holders. Unless you also have this permission, please do not reproduce this recording for any purposes.

Programme Copyright: Testbed Productions ( www.testbed.co.uk ).
Music Copyright: The Oxford Waits ( www.bejo.co.uk/bejo/html/artWaits.htm ) and The York Waits ( www.theyorkwaits.org.uk ).

For further information on Waites Bands, please visit this website - www.townwaits.org.uk

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