from St. Comgall's Parish Church,
Bangor, County Down
Hymn 487, Praise to the Lord.
Tune, Praxis Pietatis. Adapted by J. Neander from Praxis Pietatis , 1665
Hymn 235, Thine for ever. Tune,
Newington. By Archibald Mac-Lagan, 1875
Hymn 350, Alene with none but Thee, my God. Tune, Glencolumbkill. Traditional Irish. Harmony by L. L. Dix.
Hymn 587, Jesu, Lover of my Soul.
Tune, Aberystwyth. By Joseph Parry , 1879.
Hymn 419, Come, Gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove. Tune, Hawkhurst. By Henry John Gauntlett , 1875.
Hymn 175, For all the Saints. Tune,
Sine Nomine. Anon. 1906.
Hymn 178, How bright those glorious spirits shine! Tune, Bromsgrove. By Williams, Psalmodia Evange lica, 1789.
(All numbers taken from the Irish
The popularity of this recently-instituted series of mid-week hymn recitals from Ulster churches has grown considerably. It was originally intended to take the microphone to a few Belfast churches, but the idea has now been extended to churches elsewhere in the Province.
The present church of St. Comgall's, from where this evening's broadcast comes, is of no great antiquity, but Bangor itself has a long and honourable religious history. The monastery and abbey of Bangor were founded about 559 A.D. by Comgall, a priest who came of an illustrious family at Magheramorne. For eight centuries Bangor was one of the most renowned religious centres in Europe. Today all that remains of the monastery is one piece of old wall, but it is appropriate that the present church should be in the centre of what was the ancient Bangor.
Adrian Robinson is the second speaker in this new series of talks, in which well-known microphone personalities in Northern Ireland have been invited to spend firteen minutes at the microphone with a free hand to say what they like on a subject of their own choice.
Asktd what his choice would be,
Adrian Robinson hinted darkly that he might chat about art, as he knew so little about it. He is, in his own words, a ' congenital Civil Servant', being both the son and the grandson of Civil Servants. Actually he is assistant secretary to the Northern Ireland Ministry of Home Affairs, and is in charge of the Local Government Division. As a broadcaster he will be remembered for his unrehearsed discussions with Michael McGilligan , and also with Denis Johnston in the ' Men Talking ' series.