A programme of gramophone records
No.5 of the series
Selected and presented by Richard Taylor
(' Blackboy ' of The Bristol Evening
Richard Taylor is a member of one of the oldest journalistic families in the provinces, for he represents the fourth generation of a distinguished line of newspaper proprietors and editors in Bristol. His great-grandfather was John Taylor , whose first known imprint as proprietor of the Bristol Mirror was in 1826. It is believed that he was engaged in active journalism at the end of the eighteenth century.
Alma Sheen (soprano)
Glyn Eastman (baritone)
Leader, Joan Allen
Conductor, Reginald Redman
The first ambition of Alma Sheen , who is appearing in this programme of extracts from musical comedies, was to become a pianist, but as she grew older she became interested in singing. She made her first public appearance at the age of six, and at seventeen was one of England's youngest principal girls. Since then she has appeared in cabaret, concert party, revue, and pantomime, and last season toured London and the provinces as Cinderella.
Geoffrey Grigson is a Cornishman, who has written a good deal about the West of England. He edits New Verse, and has also edited a book entitled 'The Arts To-Day '. Last year listeners will remember that he gave a talk about Wordsworth and Coleridge and their friendship, dealing with the time when Coleridge was at Stowey and Wordsworth nearby at Alfoxden.
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