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Cursiter's eerie tale - SMC158
is a recording of Stanley Cursiter's recollections of St Magnus
Cathedral from when he was a boy. It tells of an eerie visit
to help ring the curfew bell when he was a boy.
Stanley Cursiter was born in Kirkwall and is one of Orkney's
most famous painters. He was the Queen's Painter and Limner
for Scotland and also designed the St Rognvald Chapel in St
This recording was taken from the Ernest Walker Marwick collection
in the Orkney Sound Archive. Marwick was, amongst other things,
a local broadcaster.