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Single released by musician Mike Oldfield in 1976. In an attempt to repeat the success of his previous year's Christmas hit, In Dulci Jubilo, Mike recorded another traditional folk melody dating from 1701 (first known publication), again using Leslie Penning on recorders. The single was just as successful as its predecessor, charting at number 3 in the UK, and became his first non-album single to be issued in the USA. It also charted at number 19 in Ireland. Mike Oldfield… read more

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  • Great!
  • Still loving it!
  • Nice. Mike accompanied by Flute and Bodhran.
  • Classic!
  • super, klasse ......
  • I got your shout as well , thanks headey.
  • And [track artist=Hesperus]Portsmouth - Staines Morris - Lusty Gallant - Chelsea Reach (The Dancing Master, John Playford 1651)[/track] and see [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth_(song)]wikipedia[/url]
  • Does anyone know if this is this one of Mike Oldfield's compositions or his version of a traditional tune? I am very familiar with it... my parents like folk music and have been involved in morris dancing so if it is a traditional tune I could have picked it up from that
  • Thank you Adolf!!!!
  • [Starts dancing]

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