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: The Daily Service

(Relayed from Daventry)
(to 10.30)

: S , LIGHT MUSIC

BOBBY'S STRING ORCHESTRA
Relayed from BOBBY'S CAFÉ, CLIFTON, BRISTOL

: 'Newport News'

A MEDLEY OF IMPRESSIONS OF THE PORT AT THE MOUTH OF THE
RIVER USK
Devised and Directed by IFAN KYRLE FLETCHER
To the stranger, the name of Newport is synonymous with dockyards, factories, and coal mines. To the casual visitor, it is remembered by its neglected castle, its Norman church, its narrow streets, and its elegant transporter bridge.
It is a different Newport which is to be celebrated tonight: a town which, although its attractions are concealed by the scars of commerce, is set in the midst of enchanting scenery ; a town which has been the inspiration of poets and artists, and which is still the centre of vigorous artistic activity.
By a happy coincidence, the musical, operatic, and dramatic talent of the town is being displayed on Thursday, February 20, the very day on which a Newportonian is entertaining an old friend, long absent in America. In their conversation they will recall the glories and the humours of the past, and in their visits to some of the societies of the town they will see much of the good work of the present.
The Programme will be introduced by His WORSHIP
THE MAYOR OF NEWPORT
Artists
AILEEN DAVIES (Soprano)
IVY HERBERT (Pianoforte)
BRADFORD KYRLE FLETCHER
IFAN KYRLE FLETCHER
THE NEWPORT PLAYGOERS' SOCIETY in part of Act II of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE' by BEAUMARCHAIS, translated by F. O. MILE
THE MERRYMAKERS in a Home-made Party
NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE

Contributors

Directed By: Ifan Kyrle Fletcher
Soprano: Aileen Davies
Pianoforte: Ivy Herbert
Pianoforte: Bradford Kyrle Fletcher
Pianoforte: Ifan Kyrle Fletcher
Translated By: F. O. Mile
Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite








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