SOUND ACTION RECORDINGS BY CATEGORY

Sound action recordings are of sounds designed to have an effect on others, including situations where many people make sounds together for some common goal. Often they're of voices, but they also include sirens, bells, fireworks and more.

Song, music and crowd chants from sporting events, processions, pub singalongs and more.
PUB SONG AND MUSIC
Duke of Kendal Pub regulars sing old songs round the piano at the Duke of Kendal, near Marble Arch. 2:18 2008
Golden Eagle 1 Pub regulars sing around a piano at the Golden Eagle, central London. 2:15 2008
Golden Eagle 2 More song from the Golden Eagle pub on the same evening. 4:17 2008
Sir Colin Campbell 1 Irish musicians play traditional music in the Sir Colin Campbell pub, Kilburn. 4:14 2008
Sir Colin Campbell 2 Irish musicians play traditional music in the Sir Colin Campbell pub, Kilburn. 6:25 2008
OTHER EVENTS
Banger race preparations Stocks cars and bangers are worked on in the car park outside Wimbledon Stadium. 1:46 2010
Banger race Wimbledon Brief introductory music then a banger race gets underway at Wimbledon Stadium. 2:00 2010
British Legion Brockley Cadet marching band strikes up at a British Legion memorial march in Brockley. 1:12 2008
Changing the Guard Two military bands leave Buckingham Palace at the close of the Changing the Guard ceremony. 3:50 2011
Chinese New Year Performers sound percussion to accompany a Chinese dragon near Gerard Street. 1:31 2009
Covent Garden May Fayre The Superior Brass Band start the procession at the Covent Garden May Fayre. 1:18 2010
Epping Ongar Railway steam engine The 'Pitchford Hall' steam engine sounds its whistle and slowly pulls out of North Weald station. 1:20 2012
Freerunning Trafalgar Square Excitable commentators' voices and crowd cheers at a freerunning/parkour competition. 1:04 2009
Guy Fawkes 2009 Local residents gather on top of a hill in south-east London to see and hear the fireworks. 1:30 2009
Hackney Marshes model car race Petrol-powered model cars are sent tearing round a makeshift track on Hackney Marshes. 2:00 2011
Harvest festival morris dancers Morris dancers perform at the Pearly Kings and Queens harvest festival at the Guildhall, City of London. 2:55 2012
Harvest festival organ Music from a Dean's fairground organ mounted in the back of van at the Pearly Kings and Queens harvest festival. 2:29 2012
London Cross Country 10k Runners approach the finishing line in the London Cross Country Champs on Parliament Hill. 1:35 2010
London Marathon 2011 Spectators' cheers and other sounds along the route of the 2011 London Marathon in Lower Thames Street. 3:20 2011
London Millenium fireworks Crowds on Blackfriars Bridge cheer as the year 2000 begins and fireworks go off. 2:00 2000
Met steam 1 An ex-LNER 4-6-0 blasts up Chorleywood bank with a down special during London Underground's 1998 Steam on the Met event. 1:33 1998
Mr Punch Barnes A Punch and Judy man entertains children at the Barnes annual fete, south-west London. 0:50 2008
Music from passing cars Friday and Saturday night drivers play music as they cruise along a rat run in south-east London. 1:11 2010
New Year South Bank Crowds return from New Year celebrations on the South Bank. 3:00 2007
Pub quiz night Catford A pub quiz mistress reads out the questions to the clientele of a popular southeast London pub. 3:56 2011
Rollerskating Santas Around 150–200 rollerskaters head along the road through Piccadilly Circus in a Christmas-themed stunt. 2:30 2012
Royal wedding street party Voices and a brief burst of music at a street party celebrating the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. 1:10 2011
St Georges Day Whitton 1 St George's Day parade in Whitton, south-west London, with bands, morris dancers and motorcycle club. 4:56 2009
St Georges Day Whitton 2 Sounds of the after-parade street party in Whitton. People watch and cheer as a car is clamped and lifted onto a truck. 1:09 2009
St Pancras station pianist A woman sings and plays one of the pianos meant for public use at St Pancras International train station. 1:53 2014
St Patricks Day parade Sounds of marching bands and floats in the St Patrick's Day parade along Piccadilly. 6:34 2009
Thames Boat Race 2010 The Oxford and Cambridge crews pass Chiswick Eyot during the annual Thames Boat Race. 2:58 2010
Thames Festival fireworks Bangs and shrieks of fireworks recorded close by at the 2012 Thames Festival. 2:25 2012
FOOTBALL
Arsenal flag sellers Drayton Park Flag sellers cry their wares before the Arsenal FA Cup victory parade along Drayton Park. 2:00 2014
Arsenal victory parade Drayton Park Arsenal fans line Drayton Park to celebrate their team's FA Cup win. 6:20 2014
Brentford FC fanzine seller Man sells a Brentford football fanzine at the entrance to the Griffin Park stadium. 0:35 2009
Brentford vs Stockport 2nd half Crowd reaction to some tackling, chanting, and a substitution is announced. 2:08 2009
Brentford vs Stockport announcement A helpful announcement gets a laugh ten minutes into the first half. 0:31 2009
Charlton vs Bristol booking Charlton Athletic vs Bristol Rovers: Charlton fans chant and yell as a player is booked. 1:50 2009
Charlton vs Bristol intro Stadium announcer and club anthem at the start of the Charlton Athletic vs Bristol Rovers match. 1:09 2009
Chelsea vs Liverpool 1984 Cheering, chanting and applause among Chelsea fans as their team plays Liverpool. 2:40 1984
Come and get your Millwall flags A flag seller works his way around a crowd of Millwall fans at London Bridge station. 1:12 2010
Craven Cottage across the Thames Crowd chanting and cheering as Fulham play Manchester United at Craven Cottage. 2:00 2010
Hackney Marshes Sunday football Amateur football teams play on adjacent pitches at Hackney Marshes in east London. 2:15 2011
Outside Millwall Fans watch and cheer outside the Millwall Den as the home team play Stockport. 1:00 2008
Postmatch chants Wembley Fans chant after the England–Croatia World Cup qualifying match. 0:13 2009
RUGBY AND CRICKET
Saracens vs South Africa The announcer introduces the two sides in the Saracens vs South Africa Tuesday night match at Wembley. 1:35 2009
Souvenir scarves Wembley Rugby scarf sellers shout for custom beneath the underpass outside Wembley Park station before the match. 1:00 2009
RACING
Wimbledon dog race Announcer's voice and spectators' cheering at Wimbledon dog track. 3:30 2008

Rollerskating Santas 2:30

Classification: Social > Other events

Recording date: 15 December 2012

Description: Around 150–200 rollerskate along the road through Piccadilly Circus in Santa costumes. They are accompanied by three or four cyclists towing battery-powered PA systems which are somehow synchronised to play 'Let It Snow'.

Technical guff: In-ear binaural stereo. Soundman OKM II Classic/Studio mics and Edirol R09-HR recorder.

Recorded by: IM Rawes

Additional notes: None.