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A ballad-opera for broadcasting
Words by H. A. L. Craig Music by William Alwyn
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
(who writes on page 4)
Singing parts:
spoken by Allan McClelland Speaking parts
(Continued in next column)
The skipping song recorded by children of the Holy Faith Convent. Coombe, Dublin
Sinfonia of London Orchestra
(Leader. Leonard Hirsch ) with the BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Alan G. Melville)
Conducted by Muir Mathieson
Repetiteur, Douglas Gamley


Music By: William Alwyn
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Spoken By: Allan McClelland
Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conducted By: Muir Mathieson
Unknown: Douglas Gamley
Robert Emmet: Thomas Hemsley
Sarah Curran: Marion Studholme
Crazy Jane: Marion Studholme
Leonard McNally: Inia Te Wiata
Sullivan: Denis Quilley
Seamus: Andrew Downie
Quigiey: Joseph MacNally
A keening woman: Mary MacGoris
Dickson: Ranken Bushby
Reilly: Joseph MacNally
The Clergyman: Edmund Donlevy
William Wickham: Frank Duncan
Thomas Russell: Denis McCarthy
Matty: Jack MacGowran
Mr Foley: Harry Hutchinson
Denis: Paddy Joyce
The Jailor: Eddie Byrne
Speaker: Robert Mooney

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Third Programme, 9 August 1955 20.00

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