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Children's Hour


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For Younger Listeners
"The Fairy Harp"
A musical play by Nesta Crossley based on a Welsh folk tale
Harpist, Osian Ellis
Production by Evelyn Williams
5.30 For Older Listeners
From a County Cricket Ground
Robert Hudson and Bill Bowes comment on the play and the players during the match between Derbyshire and Yorkshire, played earlier this week at Park Avenue, Bradford


Writer ("The Fairy Harp"): Nesta Crossley
Harpist: Osian Ellis
Production: Evelyn Williams
Morgan ap Rhys: Emrys Cleaver
Gwen: Lowri Evans
Ceridwen: Sheila Huw Jones
Sian: Nesta Crossley
Hywel the Harper: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Ifan: Charles Williams
The Strangers: Frederick Taylor
The Strangers: Eric Roberts
The Strangers: Cledwyn Jones
The Fairy Voices: Marden Quartet
Commentary ("From a County Cricket Ground"): Robert Hudson
Commentary ("From a County Cricket Ground"): Bill Bowes

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