A play by Richard Rowley
Produced by Henry McMullan
Richard Rowley 's fantasy is revived again tonight chiefly for the benefit of listeners to the other Regional programmes. In Northern Ireland the play is an established favourite. It tells the charming story of Apollo's banishment from Olympus for his sins, of how Jupiter sends him to the mountains of Mourne, where he encounters Mary, a barmaid, who is attracted by his grace and his poetic speech.
A programme of very light music arranged by James Moody and played by George Allsop David Curry James Moody Frank Rea James Regan Percy Waterhouse with vocal numbers by Three in Harmony and James Johnston
Presentation by Raymond Glendenning
Into these increasingly popular programmes James Moody puts nearly a month's hard work, choosing, arranging, rewriting, and rehearsing. They sound so polished and spontaneous that it is difficult to realise that Moody has to write out every player's part specially for him, and that the studio at rehearsal is strewn with odd bits of manuscript paper.
Elva, Yolande, and Dorothy (the Three in Harmony), by the way, added to their laurels by appearing in pantomime with Jimmy O'Dea in Belfast just before Christmas. It is only a couple of years since Dorothy almost despaired of finding a deep contralto voice to make up the trio. Then one day she heard Elva singing at a concert in a country town. Since then they have broadcast to both National and Regional listeners.
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