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Other Links

For Schools

Graeme’s Songs &

Bedfordshire Songs



Barry’s Songs


For your E-Ceilidh

or Barn Dance








Life & Times For Schools

Life & Times’ site for those interested in our school shows. Includes specific relevant details.



Life & Times on Myspace

A new venture started in 2007 which we hope to develop over time. Keep checking back just in case.



Life & Times on YouTube

Several of our songs with slideshows or videos



Life & Times on Facebook

Our Facebook presence. If you are on Facebook too, please press ‘Like’!



Time Of Your Life

Our E-Ceilidh/Barn Dance band site. A 5-piece band including caller, fiddle, melodeon, guitar, bass and drums.



Time of Your Life on Myspace

A new venture started in 2007 which we hope to develop over time. Keep checking back just in case.



Graeme’s Songs and

Bedfordshire Song

Graeme’s site relating to his songs and music. A good deal more on Life & Times too with mp3 downloads.



Barry Goodman on Myspace


Barry’s Myspace site to promote his activities as a caller, MC, singer, musician etc. etc. etc.


Graeme Meek on


Graeme’s Myspace site.




Barry Goodman on Facebook

Barry’s Facebook page.




Graeme Meek on Facebook

Graeme’s Facebook page.




Barry’s Songs

A webpage devoted to Barry’s songs.



Canal Songs

This site lists several Life & Times canal songs with words and music.



The English Folk Dance And Song Society

England’s national guardian of traditional music, song and dance.



Folk Music On The Web

The Free Reed guide to folk music.



English Folk & Traditional Music on the Net

Martin Nail’s very extensive folk links site.



Folk & Roots Music

A site by “fans” of folk music for fans of folk musics; contains events, artists, venues, reviews, interviews and features.



East Anglian Traditional Music Trust

The aim of the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust is to increase awareness of and access to the traditional folk music, song and dance of the eastern counties.



Manx Heritage

Dr Chloe Woolley of Manx Heritage was particularly helpful with our researches into Manx traditions for our school shows.



Net Rhythms

A site with information, reviews etc. CDs etc. See the review of WHERE THE WORKING BOATS WENT here




English Ceilidh, Folk Dance, Barn Dance, Cajun, French/Breton, Morris Dancing on the web.



Elements of English Country Dance

An explanation of country dance terminology.




Local music from out there!


The Living Tradition

A folk music magazine with a more traditional bias.



Musical Traditions

The web-based magazine for traditional music enthusiasts.




Local folk in Beds., Herts., Bucks., Cambs., and beyond.




Mike Raven’s web-based folk magazine.




Web-based magazine.



The Folk Mag

Another online magazine for folk music enthusiasts.



Redbornstoke Morris

The finest men’s Morris Team in Mid-Bedfordshire


Bedfordshire Lace Ladies’ Morris

The finest women’s Morris Team in Mid-Bedfordshire



The Outside Capering Crew

Morris with attitude!



The Morris Organisations

The Morris Federation, The Morris Ring, The Open Morris.



Shave the Donkey

The online newspaper for the capering classes!



The Morris Café

The site for Characters, Animals, Fools etc. in the Morris.



Where The Working Boats Went


A slideshow of Life & Times performing at various events accompanied by the song Where the Working Boats Went.



Marston Vale

A slideshow about Marston Vale Community Forest accompanied by the song Marston Vale; featuring the choir of Marston Vale Middle School, Stewartby, Beds.; from the Marston Vale Project.



Wareham Court Leet

A slideshow of the outings of Wareham Court Leet which is accompanied by Graeme’s song of the same name.



All In The Wintertime

A low quality video we were given of the cut-down Mummers play in our Christmas show in 2009. Audience participation included.!



The Stonehaven Fireballs

A slideshow of the spectacular Hogmanay event at Stonehaven in Scotland accompanied by Graeme’s song. Photographs are coutesy of The Stonehaven Fireballs Association.



The Bedfordshire Clanger

A site dedicated to Five Feet Films’ short film: ‘The Bedfordshire Clanger’. The film features by the same name: my song, the tune by Taz Tarry and its accompanying dance by Redbornstoke Morris, the beer by Banks & Taylor of Shefford and the local delicacy which started it all. This site should be accessible from September 2007. See clips on YouTube here.



The Morris Movie

A film about Morris Dancing featuring Derek Jacobi!



Local News TV

This is a local internet television news site for Bedfordshire. A video on the site features Life & Times and Redbornstoke Morris at the 2007 Woodworks Festival.



The Guild of Straw Craftsmen

Straw plaiting is an old craft heavily associated with Bedfordshire, the plaited straw being the main constituent in the manufacture of straw hats, for which Luton is famous.



Campton & Chicksands Website – Robert Bloomfield Page

Find out about Robert Bloomfield, the poet who wrote The Farmer’s Boy, at this website. Graeme’s tune, Robert Bloomfield’s Jig, is named after him. The music can be found by clicking a link at the foot of the page.



The Sand Museum

A virtual museum website set up after an oral history project Sands Of Time by The Greensand Trust. Two of the three songs we wrote especially for the project appear on the site. See also our Recordings page for details of the CD (Wixamtree WIXD104) and our Special Projects page for details of the music’s use in schools.



Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway

The railway features in Barry’s song, The Engine Boy, written especially for the Greensand Trust’s Sands Of Time oral history project.  It was used for transporting sand from the sand pits to a depot for loading onto mainline trains for export all over the world including The Sahara Desert (odd but true!) The line now operates as a tourist attraction with trains running at certain times during the year.



Music MK

Artists, venues and events in Bucks. and Beds.



The Folk Directory

A site listing various artists from around the folk scene. You’ll find Life & Times there.

Loads of web links related to Bedfordshire.




Even more Bedfordshire web links.




Mid Beds Arts Directory

Now on line at the Mid Beds local government website is their local Arts Directory. - combining a dictionary, an encyclopedia and a web directory.

A collection of links to music related websites and newsgroups.




The online folk and world music magazine. Artist listings here.



Folk Artists

Jay Glicksman’s site with a very large list of performers.



The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway

A new waterway for the 21st century which is set to link Bedford’s River Great Ouse to The Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes by c2030. It is known as The B&MK (which is the title of our song about it!) Find the words and sound file of our song on their site here. 

Online waterways magazine with a feature about our canal show WHERE THE WORKING BOATS WENT.

Online waterways magazine




Jim Shead

Waterways photographer and writer. Lots of information about the waterways of Britain.



UK Canals Network

Website by Ken Fairhurst about various aspects of the world of canals. Ken enjoyed our music so much that he decided to include web pages specifically about us. Find Life & Times in the link listing down the right hand side of each page.


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The Canal Shop

This website deals with most things canal related that you may wish to buy and also includes a directory of other canal-related services.



British Library Sound Archive

See Life & Times’ entries in The British Library Sound Archive. Select Sound Archive then enter life and times and name in the search boxes. Charivari seems to be listed in a different way. Go to the search page again and type in charivari and select title. You will find it listed there (about No.11 or 12) and the details can be accessed from that page.



The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

The inspiration for Shropshire Iron.




Out and About with John Pilgrim

Links to other Bedfordshire sites and local interest. John Pilgrim runs the Out and About programme on BBC 3 Counties Radio.



Where to Go in Bedfordshire

A site for visitors to Bedfordshire detailing places to see, countryside walks etc.




A smallholding in the heart of Bedfordshire run by our friends, Guy and Jane Lambourne, who also commissioned Graeme’s song The Bridge Down the Meadow and Barry’s tune Over The Bridge in 2003. Jane is also a storyteller.



British Schools Museum

A friend of Life & Times who hosted the premiere of our canal show Where The Working Boats Went in the only surviving Lancasterian classroom in the country March 2009. Well worth a visit to see how Victorian children were educated.



Wareham Court Leet

The site of Wareham Court Leet where you can hear Graeme’s song about their annual inspection of the local pubs. The song can be found on this page accompanying an embedded YouTube slideshow of the Court Leet over the years. Follow their More Archives: Documents link to find the sheet music for the song.



Fork & Trowel Designs

An unashamed plug for a friend’s garden design business based near Buckingham.




A website listing places of interest to visit in Britain (including our dates - when we get around to it!)



Dave Auld

Dave has recorded some of our songs on his CD Work & Leisure.