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: Pictures for the Home

Mr. Isaac J. Williams


Speaker: Isaac J. Williams

: The Dansant

relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.

: The Station Orchestra


Musicians: The Station Orchestra

: Harpers and Chanters

A Celtic Salute from Wales to the West of Scotland.

'What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?'
writes the Welsh poet, W. H. Davies. Celts understand the lure of what has been called the 'higher laziness', and their poets do not have' to warn them against 'Stop and all day long'.
Tonight Celts-and others-may adopt W. H. Davies' attitude to life, bnt we ask them on this occasion not to 'stand and stare', but to 'sit and listen'.

The Station Orchestra
conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

The Mountain Ash Girls' Choir
conducted by Miss E. Thomas

Jack Parkin (Entertainer)

W. Morgan Evans
Pennillion Singing with the Harp on Traditional Welsh Airs

Evan Ty Gwyn (Welsh Entertainer)
How I Won the Champion Solo

Nos Galan Traditional

Welsh Airs

Birds of a Feather
A Welsh Wayside Comedy in One Act
Specially written for the Microphone by John Oswald Francis.

Imagine you are looking at a country road running from left to right before your line of vision. In the background, trees in full summer foliage divide the road from a moor. It is eleven o'clock on a bright moonlight night.
Close to a roadside fire there are two old boxes; on one of these sits Twm Tinker, a vagrant poacher of, perhaps, forty-five. On the ground at his feet is a frying pan containing steak and onions. As he finishes his supper he soliloquizes, and almost immediately Dicky Bach Dwl is heard singing not far away.

Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Singers: The Mountain Ash Girls' Choir
Choir conductor: E. Thomas
Entertainer: Jack Parkin
Singer/Harpist: W. Morgan Evans
Entertainer: Evan Ty Gwyn
Writer (Birds of a Feather): John Oswald Francis
Twm Tinker: Donald Davies
Dicky Bach Dwl: J. Eddie Parry
Jenkins, the Keeper: Sidney Evans
The Bishop of Mid-Wales: Richard Barron

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local Announcements)

: A Gaelic Evening

S.B. from Glasgow
Provided by the Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association.
Including Part Songs and Solos, Mouth Music for Dancing and Waulking
Introduced by Mr. J. N. McConochie.
(to 23.00)


Singers: The Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association
Presenter: J. N. McConochie

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