The BRITISH IMPERIAL MILITARY BAND
Conducted by T. O'CONNOR
ETHEL FENTON (Contralto) JOHNARMSTRONG (Tenor)
LENA KONTORTOVITCH (Violin)
ALL Londoners have heard of the Caledonian Market, where everything in the world is brought for sale, and the business of buying and selling is carried on with an abundance of energy, strategy and reparteo that would cause the young ladies of a Bond Street shop to have hysterics on their expensivo carpets.
GETS SEA.FEVER.' the symptoms being : Sea Songs and Shanties by The Wireless Male Chorus ; ' Wavelengths '
-a Selection of Verses about the Sea ; ' A Trip on a Liner' (G. G. Jackson)
Sung by ROGER CLAYSON (Tenor)
Eichendorff, Spanish and Songs by various Poets :
Der Musikant (The Wandering Minstrel)
Versehwiegene Liebo (Silent Love)
Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst (When amidst tho flowers you walk)
Auf den griinen Balkon (From the green balcony) Aeh des Knaben Augen (Ah, the infant's eyes)
Song of the translated Bottom (from ' Midsummer Night's Dream ')
THE first two songs are settings of poems by Joseph von Eiehendorff (1788-1857).
The Wandering Minstrel sings boldly of his joyous life. His only wealth is health, but he is happy. Many a maid, ho avows, would like to have him, if ho would give up his raving ways. But he won't do that.
In Silent Love the singer begs tho night breezes to bear his thoughts to his beloved.
The next three songs are settings of poems from the Spanish Song Book of Heyse and Geibel.
When amidst the flowers you walk praises the beauty of one who is the sweetest flower of all, in whoso presence all blossoms fade.
From the green balcony the singer's pretty maiden looks out. Her caprices are hard on a lover. Her eye says ' Yea,' her forbidding finger 'Nay.'
Ah, the infant's eyes is a song of praise for the beauty of a child, consoling and rejoicing the heart.
The last song of the set is Bottom's, after the ass's head has been magically clapped on his shoulders (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene 1). The version used by Wolf differs from that in Shakespeare.
THE call on the Bosun's pipe is to the sailor very much what the bugle-call or drum-beat is to tho soldier, and its use in English ships can be traced back to the time of the Crusades. In this talk Mr. Sieveking, who is a noted historian and antiquary, will describe the history of the instrument and its present form, and the calls will be piped-by a former Bosun's Mate-from Lay Aft the Reelers' to ' Heave round the capstan,' and that incredibly nautical one, ' Belay ! '
EDITH FAULKKER (Entertainer), ROSA REY (Soprano), THE HYDE SISTERS (Musical Comedy Entertainers), SIDNEY JEROME (Pianist), RICHARD HASSETT (Humorist), CLAY THOMAS
(Baritone), WALTER BARKER (Comedian) and MURRAY ASHFORD (Entertainer)
Relayed from the Floral Hall, Westeliff-on-Sea
A Comedy in One Act by Bernard Duffy
Incidental Music by John F. Larchut
Fairy Musicians and Dancers
THE LEPRACAUN is the fairy shoemaker who knows where crocks of gold are buried
The BEAN SIDHE is the fairy who sings lamentations foretelling death in certain Irish families
FAR DARRIG (' The Red Man') is a mischievous, scoffing fairy
THE LENAUN SrDHE, or fairy sweetheart, is the Native Muse who inspires the poets, and those who love her pine and die under her influence
IT is dusk in the Dublin mountains. On the green sward, which is fringed with trees, stands a big stone. In front of this, shaded from the breeze, is a small glowing gipsy fire. Heraty is reclining near the embers, trying to read a tattered book by the dim light. Mrs. Heraty, on the other side of the stone, is sitting up stiffly, preening the drooping feathers of her bonnet and eyeing her husband disapprovingly.
John Heraty (an Umbrella-mender):
Mrs Heraty (his Wife):
The Bean Sidhe Fairies:
Tho Lenaun Sidhe J:
THE winter programme of talks is just over, and the spring series will soon begin. In this evening's talk the Director of Programmes will describe some of the interesting series and individual talks that have been arranged for the summer months.
By A. J. 'ALAN
. MICROPHONE personality' is stiU a rare quality in broadcasters, and listeners have learned to watch for those who, like A. J. Alan , possess it. In the radio audience of the British Isles there are many discriminating people who look forward to a. new story told by ' A. J. A. ' with confident expectation. Tonight we shall hear what A. J. Alan considers to be an ideal programme. Modestly enough he will not himself contribute to it, but all the items will be of his own choosing.