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Frank Brecknell (tenor)
Evelyn Bury (soprano)
Hilda Singleton (pianoforte)
Each of this trio of Lancastrian artists is already known to Northern listeners. Most of Frank Brecknell 's concert work has been in Lancashire and Cheshire. At the Blackpool Musical Festival of 1931 his singing gained him the coveted silver rose bowl. Evelyn Bury (of Bolton) was able to turn from office work to a musical career after a well-known soloist had recognised her talent and taken over her training. She joined a choir and a local operatic society ; before long she was singing leading parts-first as an amateur, then as * professional. Hilda Singleton , a native of Bury, won a Lancashire County music scholarship. She studied in London at the Royal Academy of Music, and at the Royal Manchester College of Music.


Tenor: Frank Brecknell
Pianoforte: Hilda Singleton
Unknown: Frank Brecknell
Unknown: Hilda Singleton


' Land Fertility in Lancashire '
J. J. Green and R. L. Muirhead


Unknown: J. J. Green
Unknown: R. L. Muirhead


including Weather Forecast

: Northern Music-Hall Variety

from the Winter Gardens, Morecambe


(including Weather Forecast)


including Weather Forecast

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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