HATCD009 “RARE OULD TIMES” by TIM WEST…March 1999

This is me with my Stage Name “Tim West”…I made this CD especially for the many Nursing and Residential Homes that I entertain at (and still do). It features many friends who accompany me namely: Richard Spong (fiddle / mandolin), Bing Lyle (accordion), Ivor George (guitar / backing vocals) and Maria Cunningham and Tim Ellis (backing / harmony vocals). The song “Rare Ould Times” by Pete St. John was sent to me from Val Wagstaff, in cassette form, from Belfast. I remember being one of the first to sing it here in Sussex before it became so well-known and to this day it is one of Bing and my favourite songs to perform live. There are 7 of my compositions on this CD (Tracks 1,4,5,6,9,11 and 12). The CD back picture is of me sitting by The Banks of the River Loire in France which inspired my song.

Soundbites are from the top:
G & T REELS
ARTHUR McBRIDE
BEDLAM BOYS
RARE OULD TIMES
THE HORSE OF GALLOWAY