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The Story of English
Music, Miss ELFRIDA VIPONT, Shakespeare and Music Down the Years '


Mr. L. B. BENNY,
Request Talk on Astronomy, ' Eclipses of the Sun and Moon '


Relayed from the Free Trade Hall
THIS concert is the first effort of a wido attempt to make wireless programmes available to all blind persons in the Manchester Station's area. Some time ago the Manchester Station started a fund for the installation of wireless in the homes of blind persons in impoverished circumstances, and also in Blind Institutes. With the co-operation of the Civic Authorities, a Committee was formed representing all important Blind Organizations not only in Manchester, but within a twenty-five mile radius of the Station. The purpose of the Fund is to maintain, as well as provide, wireless apparatus, and it is hoped that listeners will help tho Station and the Committee to give the Fund a good start by attending the first concert, in which three blind artists are performing. Contributions may also be sent to the Manchester Station's Wireless for the Blind Fund, c/o the City Treasurer, tho Town Hall, Manchester. The prices of admission to the Concert are 5s. 9d., 3s. 6d., 2s. 4d., and Is. 2d., and tickets may be obtained from [address removed]
RONALD GOURLEY (Entertainer)
THE Flying Dutchman is one of Wagner's early operas, and has traits of the older operatic style, especially that of Weber.
The Overture is n favourite, concert piece. It has been described as the finest storm music in existence. It owes much of its vividness to a stormy voyage that Wagner made from Riga to London the year before he wrote it. We often find in his music idealized memories and reflections of his own adventures in life.


Contralto: Margaret Maden
Violin: Ernest Whitfield
Violin: Ronald Gourley
Unknown: T. H. Morrison

: SPEECHES by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor

of Manchester, Councillor MILES E. MITCHELL ; Councillor J. J. KENDALL (Chairman of Blind Persons Act Special Committee and of the Manchester Station's Wireless for the Blind Fund). Mr. E. LIVEING , Station Director
Music and Humour


Unknown: Miles E. Mitchell
Unknown: J. J. Kendall
Unknown: Mr. E. Liveing
Director: Ronald Gourley

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