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Form into sets and prepare to cast, polka and do-si-do with the others on the floor as one of the country's top bands plays music for your favourite style of dancing. Tonight features the Mellstock Band with their caller Dave Townsend.
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Dave Townsend.

The first of the second series gets off to an appropriate start with Henry Purcell's hymn to the Patron Saint of Music, Hail Bright Cecila, performed by the King's Consort. There is also some dance music and a madrigal from Italy, part of Handel's Water Music and Bach's Air on a G String, plus Vivaldi played on recorders by the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet.


Lucie Skeaping

The Organist Entertains Two of the country's top theatre organists, Ernest Broadbent and George Blackmore died earlier this year. Tonight's programme is a tribute to the life and career of both men.


Ernest Broadbent
George Blackmore

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