Welcome to the Betty Roe Society web site; dedicated to the works of English composer, Betty Roe MBE. 

The Silver Hound and Other Songs by Betty Roe

Betty Roe MBE is one of Britain's finest composers of English Song.  She has composed over 200 songs but the majority, particularly those composed since 1990, remain unrecorded.  The Betty Roe Society is delighted to announce that its recording of 12 significant works, many of which are world premieres, will be released on 14 July 2017.

Silver Hound CD Cover

Copies of the recording can be purchased from Divine Art Records;


As a CD, 24 bit WAV, FLAC or MP3.

Listen to Robin Tritschler and Nigel Foster's beautiful performance of 'The Fair Singer' on YouTube;


The Artists

The Society secured the services of some of the UK's best musicians;

  • Stephen Varcoe (baritone) the Society's President
  • Sarah Leonard (soprano)
  • Robin Tritschler (tenor)
  • Madeleine Mitchell (violin)
  • Anne Marie Sheridan (soprano)
  • Daniel Beer (horn)
  • Emma Murphy (recorder)
  • Nigel Foster (piano) Director of the London Song Festival and one of the UK's most sought after accompanists

Engineered by Simon Bishop, Chairman of the Institute of Professional Sound.

The Songs

In a Garden

Two Garden Songs

            In this Lone Open Glade

            The Critic


The Silver Hound

The Fair Singer

Three Songs for Graham

            The Dream House

            The Promising Gardener


Three Hardy Conversations

            A Wife Waits

            Farmer Dunman's Funeral

            The Orphaned Old Maid

The Life that I Have

Autumn's Legacy

Three Celtic Songs

            A Cradle Song

            A Boy's Song

            The Fiddler of Dooney