We have now launched our new album "Echoes of Alfred". It is a 16 track album with songs from the collection of Alfred Williams in the Wiltshire and surrounding counties. The launch was at the Chippenham Folk Festival and was well received.
Albums can be purchased at the following link. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Echoes-of-Alfred-Latest-album-by-Bob-Gill-Berry-Wildgoose-records/123176265294
Albums by Bob & Gills band Tinkers Bag are also still available.
We also have a good number of gigs coming up including some great festivals. We look forward to seeing you there?
Way back inJune 2008 we had the great opportunity of being invited to record at the Real World Studios, Box ( that's Peter Gabriels place!) with the internationally known celtic harpist and singer, Loreena McKennit on her latest album " A Midwinter Night's dream".
A truly amazing experience and really nice to sing alongside such a giant in her field of music. Bob even got to do a couple of additional harmony lines as an over- dub. The track is "The Gloucestershire Wassail" and includes other singers including Eddie Upton, Bernard Coulter, Elena Robotham and Phillipa Toulson. Samples of Loreena McKennits music, inclu ding the 'wassail' can be found on http://www.quinlanroad.com
Bob & Gill recorded a song from the singing of Loreena on their previous album "Sitting on a tree" on the WildGoose record label. The track was called" Bonny Portmore" .
Bob & Gill were delighted to have been given an award by the English Folk Dance & Song Society Anniversary Awards ceremony which was held on Monday 11th June 2007.
The EFDSS 75th Anniversary Awards were a way of honouring many of the people who have made significant contributions to the development and continuity of traditional English folk music, song and dance. We are delighted to receive this award- however it is also to the friends and fellow enthusiasts that have supported our endeavours to share this wonderful music and song.
Since then Bob received a Joint Exceptional Community service award from the Chippenham Town Council and The Wiltshire Council. This was for working with the community of Chippenham and the Folk festival. Bob shares this with Gill and all the other fine volunteers at the Festival that does such a great job each year. However he was really chuffed to be presented it.