Emeritus professor Stephen Banfield’s book Music in the West Country published by Boydell
1 March 2018
Emeritus professor Stephen Banfield’s book Music in the West Country was published by Boydell on 16 February. The fruit of a decade’s work, it is also a fulfilment of CHOMBEC’s regional brief, first announced when CHOMBEC (Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth) was launched in March 2006 with a presentation on the history of music and musicians in Bristol. Bristol features prominently in the new book, as do the remaining towns and sometimes even small villages of the west country from Wiltshire to Cornwall. CHOMBEC itself has now been wound down, but its work will live on in such research.