Listen to us

Various examples of our music can be found below.

Martinstown “While Shepherds Watched”

A well known carol:  “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night”, but to a tune you may not have met before, collected in the Dorset village of Martinstown around 1835. Like “At Dawn” this was recorded by the individual singers and players and put together by our very talented conductor, Phil Humphries.

At Dawn

2020 saw us unable to meet, as we were in lockdown for the Coronavirus issue. We still managed to record a track, by each of us recording our parts at home, and sending it to Phil, our conductor, who must have worked very hard to pull it all together.

Christmas Concert 2019

Our 2019 Christmas concert was recorded by Andy Worth at the Dorford Centre on 20 December for Keep 106 Community Radio and can be heard here, along with Going the Rounds recorded at Stinsford Church on 21 December 2019.

Concert at Dorset County Museum 2016

Ridgeway Radio (Dorset County Hospital’s bedside radio station) – a recording of a concert performed at Dorset County Museum in 2016.   You may need to scroll down and click on “Art in Hospital Concert with the Ridgeway Singers and Band”.

Group of singers and musicians dressed in green and yellow
Dorset County Hospital concert at Dorset County Museum 2016

Some individual songs/tunes

A single track from the concert above: The Founders’ Song.

Hail Happy Morn

The Humstrum This starts with Tim Laycock explaining this weird instrument, and Phil then proceeds to play it.

While Shepherds Watched: an arrangement collected from Martinstown.