Today you will hear for the first time the new B.B.C. Dance Band, which has come to Savoy Hill to take the place of the London Radio Dance Band. The new band is under the personal direction of Jack Payne, one of the most brilliant of modern dance band directors, whose broadcasts in the past from the Hotel Cecil were very popular with dancing listeners and others.
' Songs from the Elfin Pedlar ' (Stanford)
Sung by REX PALMER
' The Story of ' Tom and the'Otters ' from ' The
Water Babies' (Charles Kingsley )
Some Piano Solos by CECIL Dixon.
' The Elephant and Castle '-a story of very early London, by R. D. Peck.
Arranged by W. S. GWYNN Williams
Sung by MEGAN THOMAS (Soprano) mHESE songs are from a collection, recently
J- issued by Mr. W. S. Gwynn Williams , of some of the oldest folk songs in Wales.
Y Gwydd (The Loom) is an evening meditation of a weaver to whom comes the thought Is this the last time I shall ever work at the loom ?
Can y Melinydd (The Miller's Song) is a tune still often sung. It illustrates, says the collector, the type of song once so popular when friends and neighbours gathered round the farmhouse kitchen fire for song and chat.
The melody of Blodau ' Y Cwm (Flowers of the Valley) is taken from leuan Ddu's Cambrian Minstrel of 1845. The verses set to the next song-Hiraeth
(Longing) are traditional.
The last song is a Lullaby (Suo Gdn).
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