David Attenborough in Alexandra Palace - 1953
from Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster, pages 27-28:
The British public were hardly more prepared for the subject [folk music] than the American. Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra and other bands led by such as Billy Cotton and Geraldo, with their ranks of saxophones and violins, were the dominant taste. … more >>
David Attenborough, Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster (London, 2009), p. 27-28. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459198951135 accessed: 1 December, 2023
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Hebridean song to accompany 'waulkin'
written by Traditional
|performed by Hebridean women|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
David Attenborough produced Song Hunter, a series of programmes about folk music, for BBC TV in 1953. In this account he describes hearing the music live, as he was in the studio, but the song would, of course, have been heard by a wider audience as it was broadcast. Alan Lomax presented the series.