Canal and River Trust Video

April 2020 We are proud to be have been commissioned to produce a music video of our songs for the Canal and River Trust. Click on the link below for our

Songs from the Back Cabin

Caroline Riches

Bonnet and Belt is delighted to welcome Caroline Riches to the company.  Caroline is a fine fiddle player with a beautiful singing voice.

Caroline debuted in Canals of Old England in November 2018 at The Library Presents programme in Cambridgeshire.

– see our Calendar page.

Caroline was a member of the acclaimed folk trio Ragged Staff and also stars in her own Country and Western band – Cat and the Moggy Bottom Boys!

At the same time we say farewell to Nancy Potts who is leaving the company to take on full time work. Nancy has brought a powerful stage presence to the show and we wish her well. She may occasionally make an appearance as a stand in for Caroline when necessary.

In January 2018 Phil was chuffed to be invited to record three of his original songs for the prestigious Narrowboat Sessions.  The first two are from the Canals of Old England show, the third is based on a true story.

Canals of Old England

Winter Will Take Me Away

Leigh Fishermen

As a great start to the New Year for us Phil was recently interviewed by Julie Webb for Towpath Talk’s “Characters of the Cut ” series – you can read the article online (January 2018 page 9)

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Canal Songs, Poems and Stories