Caught by the River

Painting the clouds with sunshine – A Port Eliot Update

11th June 2014

The Arcadia 78RPM Orchestra

The Arcadia 78 RPM Orchestra was inspired by a conversation between John Andrews of Arcadia and Stephen ‘Spoonful’ Parker at the last Port Eliot Festival. Partly as a retreat from the world of the MP3, it was thought a nice idea to broadcast 78 recordings of nature, novelty & dance band music from a time when gramophones and records could be measured by the ton. The Orchestra will be placing shellac onto the wheel of steel at various points throughout the weekend.

Now playing:
1 The Music Masters Blue Bird Sing Me A Song
2 Bertini & The Tower Blackpool Dance Band In The Valley Of The Moon
3 Don Porto’s Novelty Accordion Band The Snake In The Grass
4 Malcolm Desmond You’ll Be Mine In Apple Blossom Time
5 Songs Of British Birds Gardens and Parks
6 Kathleen Ferrier Blow The Wind Southerly
7 Radio Rhythm Boys Painting The Clouds With Sunshine
8 The Connecticut Collegians When The Clouds Are On Parade
9 Al Benny’s Broadway Boys Tiptoe thro ’ The Tulips
10. Anon The Lark Now Leaves His Wat’ry Nest