Terry Oldfield

Terry Oldfield

Music composer and musician in Noosa Heads, Australia

About Terry

"Terry Oldfield is a world renowned musician best known for his unique style of flute playing. He has been nominated for two Emmy awards for "Land of the Tiger" and "Twilight of the Dreamtime" and received a BAFTA nomination for the BBC series "Kingdom of the Ice Bear" and has composed music for over 80 Film and Television productions. With over 3 million record sales to date the magic of Terry's music continues to touch and inspire audiences worldwide.
Terry's career began in earnest when he was asked by the BBC to compose music for a series called "Great Railway Journeys of the World" in 1984. He was also the Composer on Meerkats United, which in a National Television Poll was voted 'Best Wildlife Film Ever'. In the early 1970s, Terry and his brother Mike formed a band called 'Barefoot' playing rock'n'roll at colleges and clubs throughout the UK. Mike later went on to record the highly successful Tubular Bells and Terry played the flute in the first live performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.His earliest musical experiences were in the myriad of folk clubs that sprang up in the UK during the late 1960s and early 1970s, listening to the songs of Leonard Cohen, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, and Bob Dylan. He left school at 16 to travel the world and worked as a roadie for various bands including
The Byrds​. During an extended stay on the Greek island of ​Hydra​, he took up his first musical instrument, the flute. "I think it was learning to play in this way, with no formal guidance, that allowed me to develop the ability to compose music. I spent many happy days improvising tunes and discovering scales and arpeggios for myself, and soon started to teach myself to write these things down". Terry also appears on his Brother​ Mike's albums Hergest Ridge (​flute​ ), ​Ommadawn​ (​pan pipes​) and extensively on Incantations (flute) He has 36 albums released in the public domain to date and is currently working on 2 more.

Name: Terry Oldfield

Lives in: Noosa Heads, Australia

Occupation: Music Composer and Musician

Unique traits: Flute Player


  • Primal Instinct: The Mating Game

    Primal Instinct: The Mating Game (1992)
    Video by David Helton (Documentary) Composer

  • The Wildman of China

    The Wildman of China (1991)
    TV Movie by Ian Duncan (Adventure and Documentary) Composer

  • The Birth of Europe

    The Birth of Europe (1991)
    Television (History) Music department

  • Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

    Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989)
    Television (Documentary) Composer David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth.

  • Nature

    Nature (1989)
    Television (Documentary and Family) Composer Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

  • National Geographic Specials

    National Geographic Specials (1988)
    Television (Documentary and History) Composer For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and things which fall under the general category of "neat stuff." Each special is self-contained. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

  • Man-Eaters of India

    Man-Eaters of India (1986)
    TV Movie by Alex Kirby (Documentary and Drama) Composer Jim Corbett, an experienced tracker and hunter in the wilds of India, learns that only a few of the dwindling numbers of Indian tigers pose a danger to man. He resolves to do something to prevent the tiger being driven to extinction by hunters, and to convince the Indian government of the necessity of conserving these magnificent beasts. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

  • Return to Treasure Island

    Return to Treasure Island (1986)
    Television by Robert S. Baker (Adventure) Composer In this continuation of the classic "Treasure Island" tale that takes place ten years later, an adult Jim Hawkins meets up again with an older--but not necessarily wiser--Long John Silver.

  • Land of the Tiger

    Land of the Tiger (1985)
    Film by Thomas Skinner (Documentary) Composer Explore the strange and mysterious world of the tiger.

  • In Search of the Trojan War

    In Search of the Trojan War (1985)
    Television (Documentary) Composer

  • Storybook International

    Storybook International (1983)
    Television (Fantasy) Composer A collection of folk tales and fairy stories from all over the world, based on an anthology of stories for children.

  • Great Railway Journeys of the World

    Great Railway Journeys of the World (1980)
    Television (Documentary) Composer A series presenting various railway adventures from around the world.


  • Emmy Nomination - Kakadu - National Geographic

  • BAFTA Nomination - KIngdom of the Ice Bear - BBC

  • Emmy Nomination - Land of the Tiger - National Geographic


  • Douai Abbey

Desert Island Movies

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