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by Jean Laird Bruce


Contralto: Jean Laird Bruce


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A radio-revue on Gardens and Gardeners
' It is a most exciting thing
To take a Garden ....'
Book and Lyrics by Reginald Arkell and Dorothy Worsley adapted from the book ' Green
Fingers ' by Reginald Arkell
Music by Mai Jones
The cast includes
Reginald Purdell Bernard Fishwick George Holloway Dorothy Holloway
Ross Hutchinson
Elsie Eaves
Mai Jones with The Clifton Light Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Redman
Produced by Francis Dillon
(From West)


Unknown: Reginald Arkell
Unknown: Dorothy Worsley
Unknown: Reginald Arkell
Music By: Mai Jones
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Unknown: George Holloway
Unknown: Dorothy Holloway
Unknown: Ross Hutchinson
Unknown: Elsie Eaves
Unknown: Mai Jones
Conducted By: Reginald Redman
Produced By: Francis Dillon


' Planning the Exhibition '
Thomas S. Tait , FrR.I.B.A.
In a recent broadcast on next year's exhibition at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Captain S. J. Graham said that the second stage of planning such an enterprise occurs when ' everything goes down on paper'. Thomas S. Tait , the well-known Scottish architect, is the man who has put it all down on paper, and tonight he will explain why the exhibition is laid out as it is, what governed his choice of sites, and why he has favoured a particular style of architecture.


Unknown: Thomas S. Tait
Unknown: Captain S. J. Graham
Unknown: Thomas S. Tait

: Scottish Dance Music

The Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society
The Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society was founded in 1881 ' for the practice and promotion of Scottish national music, more especially the reel and strathspey played on the violin in the old Highland fashion '. It is largely through its efforts that there has been handed down the tradition on which such famous old musicians and composers as Neil Gow and Willie Blair set their stamp.
Although the society has encouraged the composition of new strathspeys and reels, the programme tonight will consist entirely of traditional pieces such as the celebrated reel ' Rachel Rae '. The orchestra contains only stringed instruments and in recent years has consisted of over a hundred players. Among the founders was the late J. Stewart Robertson whose Athole collection of strathspeys and reels is still a classic of its kind.


Unknown: Neil Gow
Unknown: Willie Blair
Unknown: Rachel Rae
Unknown: J. Stewart


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