Links to band members

Caroline Butler (vocals, baroque violin, violin). Caroline plays with English ceildh band Geckoes

Jon Fletcher (lute, cittern, vocals). Jon plays with Oxfordshire five-piece Magpie Lane and has his own website at 

Ian Giles (vocals, hurdy-gurdy, percussion). Ian plays with Oxfordshire five-piece Magpie Lane

Tim Healey (narrator, vocals, shawm, recorder, bandora). Tim is a freelance writer and broadcaster

Edwin Pritchard (nyckelharpa, hammer dulcimer, violin, baroque guitar, vocals). Edwin plays with English ceilidh band The Larkrise Ranters and has his own website at

These we have known...

Some of the bagpipers who have played with the Oxford Waits - and may yet guest again...

Two founder members

Edward and Charles at Oxford Town Hall, 2004 (photo Chris Bates)

Edward Fitzgibbon (left) and Charles Spicer (right) were founder members of the Oxford Waits and appear on the three CDs: Oxford Waits Live EP, Switter Swatter and Love's Holyday.


A few memories...

The original line-up photographed in 2003
Guy Fawkes Night at the Victoria Arms, Marston
Mayoral Franchise Event (2021) photo: Chris Butterfield
At the Story Museum, Oxford
Trio at Oxford Town Hall in 2018