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 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

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

A Ride on a Tram

A Ride on a Tram In 1938, Nana and Grandad and my Mother (a child at the time) had one last holiday in Ireland. While they were there, some kind of argument developed. It prompted my Grandfather – never a man to go back on his word – to decide that they were not going … More A Ride on a Tram

Defining Slum

The Slum and Slums “Slum – definition: 1812 (of cant origin) 1. 1824 – A room. 2. A street, alley, court etc., situated in a crowded district of a town or city and inhabited by people of a low class or by the very poor ; a number of these streets or courts forming a … More Defining Slum