Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician (1898-1985) Part 2

Ladies and Gentlemen; We invite you to “Have A Go” Late in 1946 a new programme commenced on the BBC called “Have A Go.” It was the first broadcast quiz show to offer cash prizes. As opposed to being in a central studio, this time it was in local and sometimes quite unusual venues up … More Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician (1898-1985) Part 2

Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985. (Part 1)

Violet Carson. A musical phenomenon. Let us remember her too. We often read that she “sang” and that she “played the piano”. But what sort of singer was she? What sort of pianist was she? (For personalities and artistes mentioned below, please navigate to the bottom of the page) Anybody aged 60 in 2017 will … More Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985. (Part 1)

Thoughts about Richard Runciman Terry (1864-1938) Musician, Composer

Introduction Richard Runciman Terry (1864-1938) is something of an enigma. He is variously described in many articles as a musicologist, organist, scholar and editor. In fact, the case for making these assertions appears to be overstated and the exact nature of some of his contributions to historical musical practice is under-investigated. Nevertheless, Terry remains a … More Thoughts about Richard Runciman Terry (1864-1938) Musician, Composer

The Difference

A visit today. Not people but a place. To look at things. Not things in particular, just things generally. As a rule things are just there. And some things just are while some things need to be placed. Things that are missing may need to be accessed. And sometimes things might not be missing until … More The Difference

Why Do Your Flag?

Old Days Old Ways Looking at old pictures. Street pictures. Some with children playing. Some with adults watching. Some with both. Play streets. No cars. All vehicles prohibited from sun-up to sun-down. Salford play streets. No cars. Children playing. Old and young watch their neighbourhood. Their street. Their pavements. Their patch. Their step. Their flag. … More Why Do Your Flag?

Hearing + (Listening and Encouragement) can = Learning

Whether it was the radio or not, ik weet het niet. Surprisingly enough, I think that I had heard most European languages daily before I was five and could imitate quite a few. The trouble started with my father… What with his being in the services for seven years; no wonder he knew so many … More Hearing + (Listening and Encouragement) can = Learning