Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985 Part 4

Violet’s Live Performances – A Partial List 1942 to 1951 From the first appearance of Violet Carson in “Songs That Father Sang” in 1937, Violet Carson worked with “The Colunio Singers”. This group appears to have been based in Colne, Lancashire (not the Colne Valley Male Voice Choir based near Huddersfield in the West Riding). … More Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985 Part 4

Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985 – Part 3

Some Reviews and Live Performances and Concerts by Violet Carson ================================ Lancashire Evening Post – Saturday 26 November 1938 Lancaster’s New Ballroom – More that 200 people attended a dinner dance at the King’s Arms Hotel, Lancaster, last night, organised by the management (Mr an Mrs Alexander MacAskill) to introduce to the public the new … More Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985 – Part 3

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

Herbert Oliver Biography – Composer Pianist Accompanist Conductor Teacher

Herbert Oliver – Biography of Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Teacher For a photograph, click here. (Opens in a new window) A True London Composer And what a pleasure it was to discover the life of Herbert Oliver. This biographical sketch has taken a good many years. Herbert Oliver is almost forgotten these days and that is … More Herbert Oliver Biography – Composer Pianist Accompanist Conductor Teacher

Charles Prentice – Conductor, Musical Director, Composer, Arranger

Charles Prentice 1898-1970, Conductor, Musical Director, Orchestrator, Composer Charles Prentice Mus Bac – Orchestra under the direction of – so say the record labels. Who was Charles Prentice? From information in the National Library of Scotland, this was Charles Whitecross Prentice, born Prestonpans, Haddingtonshire or East Lothian, Scotland 28th January 1898. He was a graduate … More Charles Prentice – Conductor, Musical Director, Composer, Arranger