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Conductor, George W. Cave
Robert Easton (bass)
The Coventry Colliery Band was started in 1930 by a few miners and their friends in the village of Keresley, near Coventry.
George W. Cave, who is conducting the programme this evening, has several times adjudicated at the Crystal Palace and Belle Vue festivals. He was appointed musical director of the band in 1936. Robert Easton , who is to sing two groups of songs, was born in Sunderland and joined a church choir at the age of six. After service in the war he studied singing under various distinguished teachers, including Plunket Greene and Dawson Freer. Since that time he has come to the fore as a solo singer, having sung at most musical festivals and with the leading choral societies. He has performed at Covent Garden during the opera season.


Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Plunket Greene

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