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: The Belfast Wireless Orchestra

EVVA KERR (soprano) Not until the eighteenth century was any serious attempt made to write down the old melodies of the Highlands and Islands. About 1760 the Rev. Patrick MacDonald and his brother made a collection of airs which they published, and, though they probably differed a great deal in their written form from the traditional way in which they had been sung for countless generations, they still held much of the wild, simple beauty which no other music has in quite the same degree.
In our time Mrs. Kennedy-Fraser has done very valuable work in rescuing and transcribing many of the tunes which would soon have been lost and forgotten but for her enthusiasm. No one can tell at this date how near her arrangements come to the genuine original forms, but they do observe to a remarkable degree what we have grown to regard as the spirit of Hebridean music.


Conducted By: Peter Montgomery
Soprano: Evva Kerr
Unknown: Rev. Patrick MacDonald

: The Children's Hour

Songs by EvvA KERR
Pianoforte Solos by MAY CURRAN
' The Peggy Pot ', by L. BRETTELL


Songs By: Evva Kerr
Solos By: May Curran
Unknown: Peggy Pot
Unknown: L. Brettell

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional News

: The Great Drury Lane Success 'Wild Violets'

A Musical Comedy Operetta
Adapted for broadcasting from the English version by HASSARD SHORT, DESMOND CARTER , and REGINALD PURDELL
The Players :
Boys of the Helvetia College and Girls of the Chateau Violette
The scene of our story ic Switzerland
The action of the Prologue takes place in the year 1932, the action of the play itself in 1902 (National Programme)


Unknown: Bruno Hardt-Warden
Music By: Robert Stolz
Unknown: Desmond Carter
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Conducted By: Charles Prentice
Paul Hoffmann: Bernard Clifton
Otto Bergman: Frank Drews
Erik Schmidt: Jack Clewes
Madame Hoffmann ': Viola Compton
Yvonne Dupres: Gabrielle Brune
Liesel: Hermione Gingold
Mitzi: Lily Birawer
Lena: Vivien Lambelet
Augusta: Mabelle George
Hans: Horace Percival
Algernon Rutherford: Alfred Wellesley
Mary Rutherford: Rita MacKay
Dr Franck: Henry Ford
Carl Hoffmann JACK: Forbes Williams
Greta: Fraces Clare

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: National Programme

Weather Forecast for Northern Ireland at 21.55 (9-55)

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