The name Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra goes back to 1966. Their music and Dudley Laufman's calling led to the rekindling of the contra music and dance that thrives today. In 1972 they made the first-ever long playing album of New England contra and square dance music. Now, in 2001 we have Canterbury Orchestra on CD. Their sound tells us why the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra became so enormously popular in the late 60's and early 70's. The music is up-beat, earthy, engaging, and above all - happy.
Allan Block - Fred Breunig - Art Bryan - Pete Colby - Larry DeLorier - Charlene Fagelman Morse - Dave Fuller - Nicholas S. Howe - Dudley Laufman - Ted Levin - Bob McQuillen - Vince O'Donnell - Jack Perron - Jack Sloanaker - Dick VanKleeck - Jerry Weene - 2001
Total Time 74 minutes
The Belle recalls the joy of the original 1972 Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra CD. Many of those original musicians are back, playing twenty one delightful traditional New England contra tunes.
Musicians: David Dudley, Greg Boardman, Dave Fuller, Cal Howard, Taylor Whiteside, Allan Macintyre, Randy Miller, Sylvia Miskoe, Dick Nevell, Jerry Weene, Jack Sloanaker, Deanna Stiles, R. P. Hale, Lydia deAmicis Reeve, and others
Total Time: 76 minutes
Copyright 2017 Canterbury Music, CCDO-3
One more time… an album of the rich, full sound of the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra, thirty years since the last recording. Traditional jigs, reels , hornpipes and a waltz are played by sixteen dance musicians having over 677 years of musicianship, the best of old time New England square and contra dance music.
Musicians: Dudley Laufman, Jacqueline Laufman, Vince O”Donnell, Tayor Whiteside, Greg Boardman, Art Bryan, Sylvia Miskoe, Carl Jacobs, Al McIntyre, Jack Perron, Wally Sweet, Jane Orzechowski, Russell Orzechowski, Sophie Orzechowski, Neil Orzechowski, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki
Total Time: 74 minutes
Copyright - 2016 Canterbury Music
Reels, hornpipes and a jig. This is marvelous, solid, New England Contra music with Two Fiddles and The Sugar River String Band. Good Dudley chatter in the liner notes. Dudley's rendition of Money Musk is a classic.
David Dudley & Jacqueline Laufman (Two FIddles)
Jane, Francis, Russell, Sophie and Neil Orzechowski (Sugar River String Band) Larry Seigel 2006
Total Time: 44:33 minutes
Click Here to learn the Dudley story with David Millstone's two hour documentary film: The Other Way Back/Dancing with Dudley
Click Here for Dudley and Jacqueline's book and CD on traditional New England dances, White Mountain Reels