Sound Archive

Within this archive are original recordings of New Mills Society shows that were originally recorded on Betty Gould’s Reel to Reel recorder.

Betty who was a life member of the society and an accomplished pianist who played at rehearsal and in all the shows used to record every opening performance on here Elizebeth Reel to Reel recorder Betty set up the recorder in the right hand stalls box with a single microphone recording in mono with no control over or limit on the recording

This archive contains the digital version of the original recordings, the quality of most of the recording would be considered poor by todays standards, however they manage to capture the essence of the performance

we will try and improve the quality of these as time go by please enjoy

Nov -1971          May-1972         Nov – 1972       May- 1973

1971 The Merry Widow1972 The King And I1972 Fiddler On The Roof1973 Quaker Girl

Nov-1973           May – 1974      Sept – 1974       Nov 1974

1973 Oliver1974 White Horse Inn1975 Favourites Past and Present1974 The Sound Of Music

May – 1975        Nov – 1975         May 1976          Nov 1976

1975 Favourites Past and Present1975 Hello Dolly1976 South Paccific1976 Half A Sixpence

May – 1977       Nov- 1977         May – 1978     Nov – 1978

1977 The Good Companions1977 Kismet1978 Love From Judy1978 Sweet Charity

May – 1979        Nov – 1979         May – 1980     Nov – 1980

1979 Oklahoma1979 Guys and Dolls1980 No No Nanette1980 Carousel

Apr – 1981        Nov – 1981         Apr – 1982         Nov – 1982

1981 Brigadoon1981 My fair Lady1982 Finians Rainbow1982 The Dancing Years

May – 1983         Nov  -1983     Apr – 1986         Nov – 1986

1983 Viva Mexico1983 The Merry Widow1986 Salad Days1986 Irene

Nov -1987         Nov – 1988        Nov -1989

1987 Kiss Me Kate1988 The King and I1989 Annie Get Your Gun

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