by Doris Nichols (contralto)
The Country Garden
The Bonnie Lighthorseman The Coach and Six
The Maiden's Garden A Case of Needles Patrick 's Farewell
I designed to say ' No ' but mistook and said ' Yes' (A Garland of English Folk Songs)
(All songs collected by Frank Kidson and airs arranged by Alfred Moffat )
Doris Nichols first broadcast in 1924 as an official ' Aunt' at the Leeds-Bradford station. She came to live in Birmingham in 1934, and has taken part in a number of Midland plays and musical productions since.
She knew Frank Kidson , who collected the songs she is to sing this evening, personally, and was associated with him as far back as 1926 when he wrote a programme entitled ' A Yorkshire Evening Party of I860', which was produced at the old Leeds-Bradford Relay Station. Since then she has done two recitals of his songs from his own collection ' Peasant Songs of England' from North Regional, one in 1930 and one Jast year.
Frank Kidson was one of the pioneers who formed the Folk Society in 1898.
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