HOME

ABOUT US

COMPATRIOTS

GIG LIST

POSTER

MERCHANDISE

GALLERY

LINKS

CONTACT







CDS

WARNING!!

THESE CD CONTAINS VERY BAWDY SONGS

HERALD OF THE FAIR

Released 23rd Aug 2018

To help celebrate the 50th Great Dorset Steam Fair, all the songs related to the fair appear together on one CD. It is important to remember that many of these comic songs and witty parodies were written not for a big stage show, but to be sung round the camp fire at night after a day’s steaming. A Tarpaulin would be strung up between a couple of road locomotives, Tilley Lamps would be lit and Alcohol consumed till the early hours. Only years later, would these gatherings evolve into Dr. Busker’s shows in the Real Ale Tent. The introduction comes from an early VHS video with Michael Oliver describing Dr. Busker, (Thank you to Jonathan Eckardt of Jeck Films). ‘Dorset fair 50’ is a song for the 50th show highlighting, comically, various aspects of the fair. ‘Stourpaine’ was written at the original site Stourpaine Bushes in 1984 and sung also at the Everly Hills rallies. ‘Engines bright and beautiful’ was written in 1988 to celebrate the show moving to its current site. With ‘Southdown’ appearing a year later for the 21st. By 1992 the fair was huge and an 8 day show was announced, (as a rehearsal for the 25th the following year). It was reasoned that it couldn’t possibly rain for all 8 days. It did!

 The song ‘Dorset Flag’ was born of the frustration felt by everyone struggling in the mud. The version on this CD is ‘radio friendly’ with the line; “it’s fog in raining” amongst the slight alterations to the usual more bawdy version. Steam Fair FM having become an integral part of the fair. In 1993 Chris Edmonds commissioned the song ‘Glory glory Tarrant Hinton’ for his ‘Steam Fair Choir’ to sing with the Gavioli organ of Richard and Anne Preston, to celebrate the 25th show. The legendary engineman Steve Neville, who was gallimaufrous, felt that the Olde English word ‘mumping’ , (meaning to cadge), had fallen into disuse and should be re-instated, so ‘Mumping the Cider’ was written with this in mind. More steam fair songs inevitably appeared as the years progressed including ‘The Day of the Display’ and ‘Way to Dorset’. Then came the 40th show in 2008 when ‘Stourpaine Gatherin’’ was written to remind us all how far the show has come. This CD includes the ‘Fairground Jig’, where an early recording is blended with Dr. Buskers modern accordion. There are songs of rally-field life including the rally caterers, health and safety and the toilets. There is also a tribute to‘Old Glory Magazine’. Which in Busker’s opinion is the essential link binding the preservation movement together. The CD concludes with the title track ‘Herald of the Fair’ an anthem befitting this event which many preservationists regard as ‘The Greatest Show of its kind, on Planet Earth!’

20 Tracks

 Including Introduction by Michael Oliver,

Dorset Fair 50, Stourpaine (Only Once a Year),
Glory Glory Tarrant Hinton, Engines Bright and Beautiful, The Rally Field Toilet, Southdown, Safety Officer,
Way to Dorset, Catering Song, Glory Days,
Mumping the Cider, Old Dreary, Day of the Display, Fairground Jig,
The Engine Owner, Robey Boilers, Dorset Flag (It’s Fog In Raining),
Stourpaine Gatherin’, Herald of the Fair.

Click Here

or

Call - 01646 278 815

 

  

THE EUNUCHS' BALL

Released 10th NOV 2017

Dr. Busker brings together a selection of Bawdy songs, witty parodies and Steam Rally Ballads in the style of the early chaotic Victorian music hall.
Picture the scene, the Steam Rally beer tent. Everybody is partaking of libation.
On the wooden stage Dr. Busker is joined by some of his friends, playing makeshift instruments.

The lights are low, the songs are Bawdy and Raucous. It is almost impossible to tell where the entertainment ends and the audience begins.
But this is how it has always been.
Sometimes it is wonderful to get away from the pressures of modern life, if only for a few hours.

19 Tracks

Amos Dickens, Railway Rules, The Eunuchs' Ball, Landy Owner’s Wife,
 Kev the Caravan, Combination Rag, Goodbye E.U., Seaside, Bill the Botcher,
Jon's Landrover, Diggin’ Sh*t, Robey Boilers, The Last Hurrah,
Boulton and Watt, Grandfather’s Cock, Staring at Screens,
Gang Bang, Tonight, Slavonic Dances.

Click Here

or

Call - 01646 278 815

  

THE BOOZE UP

Released 2015

Dr Busker takes us back to the heyday of the pub pianist.
The smoky pubs were populated with men who drank strong ale and women of doubtful reputation
(and sometimes dubious personal hygiene).

There was no ‘juke box’ pumping out it’s sterile pop music.  Live music was king, and the piano was the hub of every good session.
The humour was coarse and often vulgar, but some of the lock-ins, were legendary.
And we all had sore heads in the morning.

19 Tracks

The Booze Up, Gramophone, The Wild Rover, Nelly Oggin, Lets Drink Beer,
Pub Singer, Pineapple Rag, Boozers Paradise, Mumping Days,
Down the Station, Forever Set in Stone, Jason, Who ate all the Pies,
Honky Tonk Town, Mother in Law, 3 German Officers,
The Hairs, Beer Barrel Polka, We are Boozin.

Click Here

or

Call - 01646 278 815

  

I  PRESUME !!

Released 2013

Dr Busker, on an expedition to find the fabled “Land of Dear Old Blighty” entertains
us with a collection of songs celebrating many aspects of the great outdoors.
From steam rallies to traffic problems!
Horses provide food for thought, as does Cheddar cheese with the doctor’s entry to the
‘National Cheese Anthem Competition’ included on this hilarious disk.

19 Tracks

Horse, Dear Old Blighty, Black Velvet Band, Potholes, Why Should I be Poor,
 Dub-Lew-Dee, Dickheads, A-Roving, Dogging, Sergeant Bedford,
 The NIMBY Song, The Fowler Song, The Dog S**t Shuffle,
 Cheddar Cheese Jerusalem, Please don’t burn our S-House Down,
 Maggie May, Swing Low, Tom Pearce (Short Version), Entry to The Gladiators,

Click Here

or

Call - 01646 278 815

 

GLORY DAYS

Released 2011

20 Tracks

Cock a Doodle Do, Bicycle Song, Glory Days,
 British Beef, 1999, Taff at the Top, Thrashin’ Machine, Wild West Show
More Beer, Robin Hood, Fat Girls Bike, Safety Helmet
Lobster Song, Drunk & Disorderly, The Panda, Wee Willy Wankee
Dorset Flag, 1812 Overture & The Queen.

Click Here

or

Call - 01646 278 815

 

OLD KING COAL

Released 2010

Take a journey with Dr Busker. After picking up a King size lump of coal from the Booze and Bus club it’s off to the local Steam Rally, where a win on the Tombola secures a nice bottle of Whisky. Then it’s off to see the Rural Crafts and the Beer Tent for a Pint of Real Ale. With one eye on the Weather we head out to the Engine Line where there are lots of interesting Traction Engines on display including the famous ‘Burrell’s’ of Thetford. Then along with a couple of Irish friends, we take in the entertainment, from old Victorian Music Hall acts to Choral Singing including an old Yorkshire favourite. Feeling a bit ‘Peckish’ we enjoy a Hot Curry and take our seats for the Dr Busker show. After much merriment and a tribute to absent friends, the day concludes with a spectacular fly past by a Lancaster Bomber.

20 Tracks

Old King Coal,    Whisky in the Jar,   Pheasant Plucker,
    Real Ale,   The Prophecy,   Engines Bright & Beautiful,
Tylers Shed,   The Burrell Song,
 Rally Field Toilet,    Muirsheen Durkin,
Ilkley Moor,   Lassie From Bally Bay,
Great Big Shame,   Whales,   The Curry Song,
Bird in the Hand,   Comin’ Round the Mountain,
Saffron Walden,   Robin Hood,   Dambusters,

Click Here

or

Call - 01646 278 815

THE SAFETY RECORD

Released 2009

Welcome to the crazy world of Dr Busker, Steam Rallies,
Real Ale Festivals, Railways, Palaeontology, Pirates and Victorians.

19 Tracks

Safety Helmet Song,   Crooked House, Day of the Display,
Engine Owner’s Song,   S.O.D.E.M,   Lead Plug Song,
Fred’s Monologue,   Last Orders,   The Lady of the Manor, 
 No Disgrace Comin’ 2nd,  Consumer Fest,
The Bully Night,  Builder’s Bum,   The Glory Days,
1812 Overture,   The Air Force Diet,
The Regiment,   The Wild West Show,   Safety Officer (remix),

Click Here

or

Call - 01646 278 815

 

TURN OF THE CENTURY

Released 2008

This CD has a pronounced railway theme with navvy songs and railway comedy songs.
 Alongside the bawdy and politically controversial songs, for which Dr Busker is renowned.
Included two rare bonus tracks featuring Dr Busker on the Organ!

Also featured on this CD is the first recording of Dr Buskers, Great Dorset Steam Fair’s
40th anniversary song, Dr Buskers Stourpaine Gatherin’ & Dr Buskers
Dorset Flag appears as it was originally written, with a ‘Piano Storm’ introduction.
The classical side of the larger Dr Busker shows, is also represented.

19 Tracks

1999,   Isambard kingdom Brunel,  The Credit Crunch,
 Thomas,   The Virtual Pirate,  Mashcan,    Batemans Beer,
 Scottish Medley,  
The Bicycle Song,
Working on the Railway,   McAlpines Fusiliers,
Doh! Oh Dear,   The Safety Officer,
The Engineers Song,    Dorset Flag,
The William Tell Overture,      Stourpaine Gatherin'

Bonus Tracks

 Patriotic Anthems & Nimrod

Click Here

or

Call - 01646 278 815