Eleanor Elder et al. in London - April, 1921

from Travelling Players: The Story of the Arts League of Service, pages 55–56:

So we wrote to Mrs Kennedy-Fraser, the famous collector of Hebridean and Scottish songs, and asked her to recommend some one who could sing her “Songs of the Hebrides”, and she put us in touch with Hugh Mackay, who arrived from the Far North when we were in the throes of our last week of rehearsals, in April, 1921.  He had only once been in London before …

Some of us were already familiar with the songs, but we were none of us prepared for the sweetness of voice and tenderness of expression with which he sang to us; we were transported far from London into …   more >>

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Eleanor Elder, Travelling Players: The Story of the Arts League of Service (London, 1939), p. 55–56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443562185625 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Eleanor Elder
actress, Actress theatrical producer, theatrical producer

Listening to

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Songs of the Hebrides performed by Hugh Mackay

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:29:46 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:18:33 +0000