There! I knew the title would grab your attention! And you’ll get a further sense, as you read on, of why we at Radio Days decided to roll back our time frame to 1870 as the first year, the Year […]
The title of this post is doubly significant today. It had been one of Maria’s singing students, Brian, whose own rendition of Richard Thompson’s Al Bowlly’s in Heaven had jogged my memory of the song that prompted me to write […]
“Well, I gave my youth to king and country, But what’s my country done for me but sentenced me to misery. I traded my helmet and my parachute For a pair of crutches and a demob suit” An unusual choice […]
An unusual post for us here at Radio Days, maybe. Some weeks ago we acquired a copy, dated 1st August 2016, of Les Pages de Gloire, featuring on its cover one of our favourite music hall singers Charles Coborn performing […]
Radio Days had a great time today at the Geffrye Museum’s World War One day. Music-hall songs, soldiers’ songs, and me trying to explain to kids about the “King’s shilling”.
One of our most enjoyable concerts to date, yesterday at The Red House Museum in Christchurch. An engaged and really appreciative audience, and great support and genuine enthusiasm from the museum staff. Even an opportunity to contribute to the making […]
Radio Days Music had the pleasure and privilege of participating in the excellent commemorative event, ‘The Last Day of Peace’ at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon on Sunday 3 August, under the auspices of Cambridgeshire County Council. As part of a full […]
Just remembered today, while uploading screenshots of the WWI portable gramophones we used for our song recital and exhibition in December, this great video illustrating”Portable Gramophones of The Great War : Decca, Apollo, Packtrola”.