at the Organ of the Plaza Theatre,
John Bennett had experience of church-organ work in his early days, and got his F.R.C.O. when he was twenty-five. Two years before, he had won the first prize for organ solo in the open class in the National Eisteddfod at Swansea. He succeeded Frank Newman at the Plaza, Rugby, last February, after having held theatre appointments in Ipswich, Tottenham, Dundee, Coventry, Birmingham, and Kidderminster.
' The Greatest Dynamic in the Folk Song World'
A programme devised by Robin Whitworth
(With acknowledgment to
A. H. Fox Strangways 's Biography) The music selected by Peggy Kettlewell
Presented by Carleton Hobbs
Doris Aldridge (contralto)
Elsie Avril (fiddle)
Joan Sharp (pipe and tabor)
The Norris Stanley Sextet
With special recordings of William Kimber and Billy Wells
Production by Robin Whitworth
It is perhaps appropriate that this broadcast on, Cecil Sharp 's life and work should be radiated from Midland, for he made many of his most important musical discoveries in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Frank Howes , who writes about this programme on page 9, is the Chairman of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
A. H. Fox
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