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General Discussion / Montagu's References to Munrow...
« Last post by piedpiper on August 02, 2018, 10:57:09 AM »

New material has been added on the following blog material..

Munrow's Recorded Legacy / David Munrow on New Orleans Public Radio podcast
« Last post by DavidG on March 07, 2018, 04:01:36 PM »
Some nice references to David Munrow on the following podcast from New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO) from their Music da Camera's Continuum programme.
Munrow's Recorded Legacy / THE VOYAGER GOLDEN RECORD reissued
« Last post by DavidG on February 16, 2018, 06:49:49 AM »
As many of you know, Munrow featured on a special 'golden' long-playing record (lp) sent up with both of NASA's Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977.

The disc was a compilation of music and sounds chosen by scientist Carl Sagan, for any curious alien lifeforms out there who happened upon the contents of the spacecraft!

The track featuring Munrow was The Early Music Consort of London's performance of Anthony Holborne's 'The Fairie Round' - the one where he plays a bass sordune, with John Turner on the top descant recorder part.

A Kickstarter campaign has successfully produced a recreation of the golden record and is available at
General Discussion / David Munrow childhood artifacts in storage at the V & A London
« Last post by sarahk on September 20, 2017, 08:58:43 AM »
Apologies if I'm about to repeat information that someone has already mentioned, but here goes:

The V & A has in storage several vintage 1950s items that were created or owned by David Munrow.  The items include the following:

- three vintage 1940s teddy bears (called Eddy, Ginge, and Humph), two of whom are in impressively good condition;

- correspondence addressed and written to the above teddy bears, who apparently lived in a bedroom in Munrovia Brum (ha ha); and

- an exercise book, on which Munrow wrote Plays by DJ Munrow on the cover, which consists of four "very well written" (according to the V & A's website) plays.  Teddy bears Eddy, Ginge, and Humph are cast in several roles.

I assume Munrow must have been around 10 to 12 years old when he wrote these plays and letters.  By the slant of his handwriting, I also assume he was left handed!

How could an adult, let alone a child, write with vintage 1950s fountain pens?  Impossible.

You can find photos of the above items by searching the V & A's website.  This is all brand new news to me.  Hope this isn't old news to other forum readers.
General Discussion / Vicenza 1974.....A Rare Recording...
« Last post by piedpiper on June 03, 2017, 12:55:52 PM »

The following may be of interest...
Yes, it's part of the BBC Genome project, which scanned all the Radio Times magazine listings from 1923 to 2009. Some recent (radio) programmes are available on BBC iPlayer, but still no sign of his Ancestral Voices tv programme, or his Pied Piper series...

Amongst the fascinating tv programmes Munrow appeared on were:

1. An edition of the music quiz Face The Music, on 7th December, 1974.

2. So You Thought It All Started with Bach, presented by Clement Freud.
Elliot on Munrow

Some interesting BBC searches...

As indicated in the link there are other pages  (9) of other entries in connection with Munrow.....
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