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The Madding Crowd researches and performs the church and secular music of the English village bands and choirs in the period 1660 to 1861.

The next guest night will be on Sunday 4th February.

Thank you to all who came to our Carol Party on 17th December. We enjoyed a jolly good sing and excellent playing from the augmented band.
We wish everyone a Happy Christmas & New Year.

Our event at Halsway Manor, Somerset, 16th - 18th February 2018, has a few places left for people willing to find a B&B - try a web search for “Crowcombe B&B”.

Here’s a flyer for our 2018 FASH workshop, 25th Feb.

Here we are at Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market on 19th November 2016. A bit cold and windy! Play the video.2016 Xmas Mkt 1&2 for web

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"A CD from the Madding Crowd... has been worth the wait..."

"A very valuable addition to the West Gallery canon of recordings."

8.00+1.50 P&P payable to The Madding Crowd.

Please send orders to:
4 Grove Road, Shawford, Winchester,
Hampshire, UK, SO21 2DD, or email to

For a list of contents and a review click here.

Last changed 14 January, 2018

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